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Upcharge on using reel mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Schlepie, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. Schlepie

    Schlepie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    Have a potential new client. Has a beautiful Zosia lawn. He uses a reel mower. I would be bidding 40-45 per cut with my mower. If I use the customers reel mower (since I don't own one). Should I charge anymore?

  2. TRex

    TRex LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW ,TX
    Messages: 487

    What kind of real mower does the customer use. I would not advise using the customers equipment. You never know what you may hit with a reel mower and damage the cutting knives.
  3. fisher of men

    fisher of men LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Good Morning from New Braunfels, Texas
    I have a small lawn with Zoyia el toro. can it be cutt with a 21 inch John Deere or should I continue to Borrow my neighors pull reel mower. Schlep nice to see some one from New
    Braunfels here. I will be starting a solo part time lawn care company in the spring. I will be getting the DBA in January.

    Stadt Lawn Care
    I am talking now to people that I know in the Business to get the correct charges for the local area. I do not want to charge less then the going rate.


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