One reason to have Insurance....

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Wells, May 20, 2007.

  1. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0

    I have been picking up these things up off peoples lawns left and right this season. In just the eight weeks that we have been mowing I have already picked up over 21 of these and not one has come from the same property.

    Several of them have rattled around under the deck before I knew they were there but most were spotted in thick grass before they were ran over. I used to just leave them on the grass but they never seems to get picked up but rather kicked around a little causing the same potential hazard the following week so now If I see one on the lawn I hold onto it.

    With so many of these things laying around I would be scared to death not having any liability insurance.

  2. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    Yeah I think those could cause some serious damage if they came zinging out of the discharge...

    I don't think that anyone without a lick of common sense would attempt to operate without insurance, but that's just my thought.
  3. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Oh Holy Smokes Wells!@
  4. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    You are absolutely right Wells. We have one account right across the road from a popular golf course. Last year alone, Matt brought home over 200 golf balls through out the season. I actually would be scared to death to live there especially having any young kids in the yard.
  5. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,008

    Yep everyone should have insurance anyways, but I sent one accidentally through a 3/4" piece of deck glass a few years back. I paid for it, but what if you hit someone?

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    I know,i pick up a least 5 a week.
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I used to pick these things up, too.
    The more I grabbed, the more grew back, weird.
  8. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,008

    :laugh: very funny
  9. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    HAve u guys ever seen Bevis and butt head, they started selling golf balls that they picked up and did quite well........

    may be an expandshion for your business........or just take up golf...

    Thx For the post
  10. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,617

    Yea guys. When I was younger I went to my grandma's, who lives behind a golf course, and got well over 200 balls per season. I cleaned them, and sold them through the fence the golfers, and to the locl pro shop :)

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