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Scholten Landscape

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by scholtendm, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Exmarkboy13

    Exmarkboy13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    how do the turf tracers do with wet or weedy grass? can you take it in one pass, or do you have to double cut??
  2. scholtendm

    scholtendm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    We double cut everything regardless . They do fine but wet grass is wet grass and if your cutting enough off there's always clumps. At that point we blow the lawn clean of clumps. We try not to cut in the rain but it is Michigan and we run into it. Cutting in the rain is an art for sure to do it right and clean. As for weedy lawns dry or wet if your deck is scraped clean they do fine. Mulch kits in wet lawns is a mess! Master shoots are a life saver and every one of our mowers have one.
    Hopefully this helps you.:)
  3. Nicktw25

    Nicktw25 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 70

    Do you double cut even during the summer months when the grass is slowing down? Also, do you double cut big commercial properties?
  4. scholtendm

    scholtendm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Yes we double cut everything . we do some big lawns too.
    as for summer most all of our lawns are watered. If they are real bad we will skip them or just cut whats needed but that is mostly on some smaller lawns. we do not double cut any of our parks or common lawns for city or county .
  5. TopNotchLawnCare

    TopNotchLawnCare LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 189

    What is a "Master Shoot"? Like a OCDC? (Operator Control Discharge)
  6. scholtendm

    scholtendm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Yea...there is a company in town here that makes them.
    They are by a switch near the handles .
  7. landscaper5

    landscaper5 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    How do you charge for double cutting ? It may sound like a stupid question, but I was just wondering how you go about doing that.
  8. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,718

    Everything looks awesome. How many employees you have and how long you been in buisiness?
  9. scholtendm

    scholtendm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Its always included into the monthly charge we base or price on certain amount of cuts and the time it takes our 3 man crews to do the job.
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  10. scholtendm

    scholtendm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    The company was started in 1982
    In the summer and fall we have between 25 and 35 depends on how busy we are . In the winter its more like 55-60
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