still use measuring wheel on mow estimates?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MowingIL, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Blades Lawn Maintenance

    Blades Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Montague, NJ
    Messages: 1,237

    What do you say after u give them your price to leave.

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,222

    I give em a card and say "let me know", and get in my truck and bounce. that is if they didn't allready tell me the price sounds good and to put em on the list.
  3. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    I almost always either get the go ahead/no go after I give them the price. People know what they wanna pay.

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,222

    Yea its very rare i don't get an answer before i leave.
  5. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    I tell them let me know and I tell them I still have cpl spots open to fill
  6. dhardin53

    dhardin53 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    I am a lot like Goldpro, on the normal residential it is either $30,40 or 50. On the larger commercial accounts I time myself while walking the parameters and around buildings and drives. The time it takes me to walk the major lawn is a multiplier on lawns I already mow. example (12 min to walk = 48 min to mow) @ $1. per min mowing charge = $50 charge.
    This system give me the best real time estimate on mowing around many buildings large obstacles, drives ways and side walks.
    This is also a real application of the equipment I use, because I have timed both walking time a driving time on lawns I do now. So it is personally applicable.

    Same for much bigger lawn, 28 min to walk = 112 min mowing time =$115 charge. works for me..

    A wheel measurement is ok, but takes as much more time and has no effect on time to mow said sq foot. Great for fertilizers for sure.
  7. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    I have never used one, some may think it looks pro but I always thought of it as training wheels.

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