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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by torontoyoman, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. torontoyoman

    torontoyoman LawnSite Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 15

    Guys , I just bought Toro Proline 21" , Honda HHT 31 Slta ( trimmer ) and Stihl BG 45 ( blower ) i'm OK to go or not ?????

    For last 3 years i just only do push snow but this years a lot my customers asked me to cut those lawn , So this years i've to cut lawn to keep my snow business going on 2006 , Now i have to cut 30 lawn , all 30 customer from my snow business and i don't want more . :) i hate work under the sun .... :cry: :cry: :cry:

    Now my question is how long to take to cut 30 lawn ??? 1 or 2 days ????? And how to do it ( trim-cut-blow or cut-trim-blow ) ????? Anything need to buy b-side the equipment i just bought ???? And one customer asked me to do fall clean-up will be 70 bags of leaves how much you guys will charge ????
    How you guys put the lawn mower in your truck the chap way ????

    I will really appreciate it . thanks . :help:
  2. rickman

    rickman LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 29

    30 lawns!? they would have to be REAL SMALL to get done in 2 days...
    more like a few lawns a day depending on size..you doing just yourself?
    And get basic equipment enough to start then buy as you make $$ and buy as you find you need something new,that way you dont end up buying stuff you dont need..Its no joke when you hear the "it takes money to make money" thats the truth. Its great you have what you want for lawns ,so you dont have to advertise etc. and 70 bags of leaves? what size bags are you thinking? and thats only one place? Id just lift a mower in the truck but,you could use a piece of board long and wide enough and do it that way then slide that in..theres so many ways to do things.I have just learned as I go,no 2 lawns are really the same.sounds to me like you got some hard work ahead :p BUT some good $$ too payup payup
  3. torontoyoman

    torontoyoman LawnSite Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 15

    Guys , Any more info ???? Thanks
  4. A+ Lawncare

    A+ Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 503

    to get more info you have to submit more info to us! we have no idea on the size of the yard your speaking of, so we can not estimate the time it will take ya to cut 30 lawns... please provide the sq. feet or estimate size of lawn so i & others can provide you accurate info.

    Size Chart-

    1/8 acre= 5,445 square feet
    ¼ acre= 10,890 square feet
    3/8 acre= 16,335 square feet
    ½ acre= 21,780 square feet
    5/8 acre= 27,225 square feet
    ¾ acre= 32,670 square feet
    7/8 acre= 38,115 square feet
    1 acre= 43,560 square feet

    FYI, the exmark 21'' (from sales brochure, i'm sure its similar productivity level) is said to cut .74 acre in 1hr (@ 100% efficiency) so i'm hoping thats some what helpful :)
  5. A+ Lawncare

    A+ Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 503

    congrats on the new commercial equipment, glad to see some1 startin out @ the top of the food chain.....
  6. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    So you have NO Experience at all in Commercial lawn care, but now you are one huh? :dizzy:

    30 lawns and just a 21".....good luck with that. If they are say 1/4 acre lots or bigger 3-4 days and you'll be worn out also at the end of it walking around behind that little mower.
  7. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    You've got ALOT to learn kid. NOBODY and I mean NOBODY cuts at 100% efficiency, esp day in and day out. That is only put there to...well....make people like you that think they will buy that item. You are lucky to cut at 80% and at the end of the day, esp with a little 21" you'll be lucky to be at 20%!
  8. torontoyoman

    torontoyoman LawnSite Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 15

    Hi all

    We don't have big lawn up here by Toronto .
    All 30 lawns is 3000 square feet or less .
    70 bags leaves issue , YES is just only one place .

    Thanks for the help ......
  9. dvmcmrhp52

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

    Soooo, let's see..............90,000 sq. ft. with a 21" mower at 100% efficiency comes out to somewhere just over three hours worth of work...................... :waving:
  10. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569


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