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new cleanups $0.25 per leaf for vac?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by supercuts, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,785

    i was thinking about using this cool new leaf vac for my truck and hauling leaves. do you think 25cents per leaf is a good starting point? let me know what you think. its a nice 5hp so it should be fast and do a nice job,right?

  2. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    I'm confused... are you going to charge .25 cents per leaf? Do you plan on counting every leaf you collect? Most leaf loaders are 16 to 18 hp so it might take you a while to load them into your truck.
  3. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 774

    I think you missed the sarcasm! :laugh:
  4. Kartanimal29

    Kartanimal29 LawnSite Member
    from Ct.
    Messages: 209

    You'll make a killing man :laugh:
  5. Ijustwantausername

    Ijustwantausername LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,586

  6. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,785

    so should i charge $0.50 per leaf. when i count the leaves should i do it in piles of 10 or 100?
  7. WJC

    WJC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    I would bring a triple beam scale and weigh 100 leaves and just go by weight from that point on. It will be faster then counting them out all the time.
  8. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    There was a time i would have given my nuts for that thing.

    The guys with the vacs that could suck a cow through may laugh at him.

    But there are plenty of guys with rakes and tarps that would drool over that
  9. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    I had no idea you were being sarcastic!
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  10. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,595

    I know what I am putting in my next contract at that price I'll bring in more then a million a week in fall. How many leaves fit into a shredded yard in a leaf box?

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