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Pulling Mower Through Building

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by iluvscag, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 743

    Today we recieved a new $590 mowing contract at a condo complex. When we got there they threw in one extra thing. There is this little 5,000-6,000 area courtyard in the middle of a building. We have to push the 36 through the building in neutral all the way out to the courtyard to mow. Anyone else have something like this?:)
  2. Pietro

    Pietro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 855

    LOL Thats insane man! Do what ya gotta do. If they dont let you do that just get 2 amigos with weed-wackers and tell em to get to work!

    I cant wait until next season, I dont have any commerical accounts......but ive got high high high goals.................. Im going after brickman!
  3. WildWest

    WildWest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 384

    Ummm... that wasn't in the bid.... hoooow coveeeeeeeeeenient. Sounds like you may need a price adjustment.
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,846

    Brickman is bidding in our area at around $25/hr so better be aggressive. Big push to get business in our area.
  5. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,624

    Thats so funny I forgot that I had to do that too. You feel like and A$$ pushing it through the lobby. Just smile and be nice when somone is a smart a$$ to you. If you dont want to loose the account make sure you dont mow a yard with dog do before that account
  6. Pietro

    Pietro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 855

    How can they possibly bid $25 an hour on commercial lots? They do HUGE ones here, they run 5-6 man crews......25$ an hour would not cover their expenses lol.......It couldnt possibly be enough.

    How the hell did u find out what theyre charging?
  7. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    The school I mow has a couple of areas like that, that they call their secret gardens. I go thru double doors and across a hall with my 52" tiger cub to mow them. One has a 58" wide foot bridge across a fish pond that I have to cross to get to the back side. These are done after 4 pm when the kids are all gone.
  8. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Don't you just love those little suprises?
  9. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    We do a small convent with an inner courtyard where the nuns live, it's through a doorway, through a smaller hallway which is all stone walls and into the inner courtyard with a 21" mower. No shorts allowed to be worn so the nuns are not "tempted" as they are cloistered nuns.
  10. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,490

    I have a roof top property that they have to chopper in my 48, I cut it once a month. its pretty cool. and the local news people film it all the time.

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