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Subdivision Life

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by ParkerLS, Jun 6, 2020.

  1. ParkerLS

    ParkerLS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Howdy all. Just wanted to say hello and thanks for all the great info in here! Ran F725s years ago mowing commerical and cemeteries. Got back into it all last year with a sweet little setup in my own subdivision. Business getting good to the point I had to take on some help. Nice to work forafor myself and make up overtime I'm not making at my day job right now thanks to the downturn of everything.

    Running a Ferris 700z with G5 blades. Stihl FS111R, FS56, BG50, and Toro Personal Pace aluminum deck. Pull it all in a Gorilla cart from Lowe's and tow it around the division. Feel like a 14 year old just starting out at 34. Haha. But it makes money....

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  2. No gloves

    No gloves LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 576

    Your towing a gorrilla cart?in your subdivision? Man that would be sweet
     
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  3. MowDaddy

    MowDaddy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,750

    Welcome Parker.
    Had to Google what a gorilla cart was.
    Nice to stay close to home.
    Hopefully you are charging real rates for your services. $60 or more per hr. Preferably $72 or or more per hr.
    What are your hourly rates averaging?
     
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  4. Crazy 4 grass

    Crazy 4 grass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,207

    I had to look up what a gorilla cart was as well. Lol that's awesome stuff. Does that takea two inch ball? How do you get the z up into it?:weightlifter:
     
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    ParkerLS

    ParkerLS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Morning all! The Z is my truck! The cart carries all the other goodies. Including tools and parts. And it's just a pin on hitch. I found a bolt on hitch kit on Amazon that mimics the ferris kit for alot cheaper and like I said, I drag it all around the division. Works pretty darn good!

    And yes, averaging around $65 an hour. Alot of yards are open or luckily have gates big enough for the Z to get in. I only have one account left I push since someone only put in a 3 foot gate. Lol.

    And sitting at 15 accounts and going to look at another this morning.....

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  6. MowDaddy

    MowDaddy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,750

    That is awesome!!
     
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  7. Crazy 4 grass

    Crazy 4 grass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,207

    Good morning to you as well! I was kidding around in my first post. I agree, that's a pretty sweet and very unique system you have there. I like it!
     
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  8. No gloves

    No gloves LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 576

    You got it made with that setup after work,glad you shared
     
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  9. Crazy 4 grass

    Crazy 4 grass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,207

    Windshield time is literally non existent! Talk about a tight route
     
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  10. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,328

    I use a steel mesh gorilla cart for all my tools, wire, light fixtures, etc. to pull by hand when I work larger properties. It saves a lot of walking back and forth to the truck and trailer.
     
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