what are you fert. contractors doing about fuel prices?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    what are you fert. contractors doing about fuel prices?
    my cutting sub. is charging me $2.00/cut starting in september.
    the clients that i fertilize are staying at the same price. till 06 B]but[/B] any extras like aeration .....seeding they are going to pay more..and any new clients are getting my new price structure.
  2. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    This year I am not doing anything, but next year a few services will see an increase in price. Aeraton will go up for sure, I am adding an ornamental program, and standard rounds may see a slight increase depending on fert prices.
  3. Freshcut Lawn Care

    Freshcut Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    We will be adding a fuel surcharge starting this Sept.

    Here in Canada, gas prices jumped from .98 a litre to 1.36 a litre in 2 days.

    For our American friends, the math looks something like this when converting to US Gallons.

    1 US Gallon = 3.8 litres.

    98 Cents a litre = $3.74 in Canadian Funds for 1 US Gallon.

    Now its 1.36 a litre = $5.17 Canadian Funds for 1 US Gallon.

    That's a jump of $1.43 Canadian Funds for a US Gallon in 2 days!!! :angry:

    Can you Price gouging!!!

    Our dollar is only worth around .83 US at this time!

    Most residential customers will be charged roughly an extra $ 2.00/cut!

    Hopefully, they will understand, as we shouldn't be expected to take a major hit that we no control over!

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