What is the best innovation ever?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mountainpuller, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. mountainpuller

    mountainpuller LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    :gunsfirin So what has been the best innovation in the lawn mowing industry ever? Not counting the lawn mower? Hows bout the zero turn rider? Back pack blowers? Diesel engines in mowers? Cheaper labor? I was wondering. This is an industry filled with ideas and tactics just used over and over again. What has been the foundations for this industry?:gunsfirin
  2. J.T.M.

    J.T.M. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    The internet.
  3. chipk1

    chipk1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 398

    Grass Seed?
  4. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I love my turfeq sidewinder bedshaper. I did 3 customers this morning in an hour and a half, and made more than mowing all day long. It is expensive, but so were commercial mowers at several thousand dollars in the late 80s, now look what we pay!
  5. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    this is an easy one -string trimmers! i have been doing this long enough to remember using hand snips on my knees
  6. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    Mulch blowing trucks.

    reliable employees -- oh, they haven't prefected those yet.
  7. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    LOWBALLERS... wouldn't be able to survive without them:gunsfirin
  8. heather lawn sp

    heather lawn sp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

  9. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

    Free enterprise!
  10. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    how about the velke....

    or in general Hydrostatic drive....its what makes ZTR a ZTR....

    I'd say the computer, from an office management point of view....

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