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Re: For those that have cut lawns (for $) before....
Posted By: Jason In Response To: Re: For those that have cut lawns (for $) before.... (Michael Ross)
Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at 12:54 p.m.(pst)
In Response To: Re: For those that have cut lawns (for $) before.... (Michael Ross)
>> A 36" mower is HUGE. NONE of the Franchises or private guys use
>> something like that. All I know is, they all use the same mower (whatever
>> it is), and they all uses Catchers which are Tan Canvas/Hession and not
>> the typical molded plastic stuff. And that's whether they do Residential
>> lawns or commercial jobs like Body Corporate stuff. Only the Real Large
>> outfits that do the council parks have the rideon mowers.
How about a 32". A bit smaller and will fit through most residential gates.
The 36" and 32" mowers I speak of are not rideon mowers, they are walk behind units. If you wish to ride, you can outfit with a Sulky to stand behind the unit as it cuts the grass.
As far as catching, NO WAY JOSE, not for me anyway!
What a pain! With a good commercial unit with a good mulching kit and sufficient blade tip speed, catching would be a waste of time. Unless of coarse client wanted to pay more for the added service.
>> They mow Residential Blocks. It is Rare to get a Normal Residential
>> Block larger than 1/4 acre. And these days a large block would be 900
>> square meters - close to 1/4 acre but not quite that big - and that's
>> considered Large.
Not to far off from what is around here as well.
>> They are done mowing so quick because they mow quick. They do Not
>> dawdle behind the mower. It's like watching Power Walkers. Up and down and
>> up and down and done. PLUS, when you have done a lawn a few times you get
>> into Habit Mowing. Mowing without thinking as you now know the best
>> Sequence to mow in.
That is great, the problem is a mower costing a couple of hundred bucks, can't keep up with that pace.
This is my point about getting commercial equipment.
>> My guy also did the sidewalk grass of some neighbors for $5 - mow and
>> edge trim. They didn't have Yard Grass to worry about so he just did the
>> sidewalk grass. Something to consider.
Yes, this is why I suggested that if he is dead set on getting a small homeowner pusher, that he concentrate on targeting this type of lawn.
His equipment can handle it, plus he can make some extra bucks by offering them other services.
>> I've found, no matter how much water and whatnot, once a week is the
>> most it should have been mowed. And sometimes, I would let it go, until it
>> went to seed, then have it mowed without the Catcher on. So the yard would
>> seed itself, and fertilise itself as the mowed grassed decomposed back
>> into the ground. I always had the most grass of my neighbors. But hey, we
>> have been that should be considered as well - our climate is different.
When you let it get long as you point out, does it still take them 10 minutes to cut, or does it take them longer?
Not only our climates are different, I would guess the type of grass is also different which may also contribute to the difference.
>> Michael Ross
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