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Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 04-05-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,088
Posted By rockymtnnut
Look at the more successful outfits out there. If...

Look at the more successful outfits out there. If your in this for a long haul a good 2500 series 4x4 set up as a w/t with a tow package w/t means work truck. Carpet sucks I hate it in a truck....
Forum: General Talk 04-04-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,501
Posted By rockymtnnut
You would have lost a lot of money. don't bid on...

You would have lost a lot of money. don't bid on a 30 min drive it's to far you would have had an hour and 30 min tied up in 1 job. Not to mention fuel.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-20-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,088
Posted By rockymtnnut
The v10 will drink gas think about that but they...

The v10 will drink gas think about that but they are known for good longevity. I use my 4x4 in the summer for landscaping pulling evergreens dragging old logs etc. I like having a 4x4 you can make...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 03-20-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,673
Posted By rockymtnnut
With your requirements I don't think a trimmer...

With your requirements I don't think a trimmer exist for 200$ the sthil 4 mix but it comes in at over your price point. No one uses pure 4 strokes commercially or electric for that matter. Your going...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-28-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,635
Posted By rockymtnnut
Power rake then rent a industrial blower (little...

Power rake then rent a industrial blower (little wonder) time,rentals ,dump fee
Forum: Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 02-22-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,777
Posted By rockymtnnut
That's $17.50 a cut on a short month! How in the...

That's $17.50 a cut on a short month! How in the world are you able to be profitable?
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-05-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,823
Posted By rockymtnnut
A $40 lawn is a $40 lawn regardless of what you...

A $40 lawn is a $40 lawn regardless of what you use. If it takes you 30 minutes to finish with a 36 or 15 minutes to finish with a 60 it's the price per minute that goes into your pocket you made $80...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-05-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,823
Posted By rockymtnnut
I think you have misunderstood what I was trying...

I think you have misunderstood what I was trying to say. I don't go to a customer and bid a price per hr I bid the whole job complete. I have my target price per hour. I have to be able to look at a...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-04-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,823
Posted By rockymtnnut
One thing is certain your equipment will dictate...

One thing is certain your equipment will dictate your amount per hr we cannot show up with a 36 walk behind and expect to make $100 per hr. This figure is based on a modern 60 zero turn with a good...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-04-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,823
Posted By rockymtnnut
Residential

Residential
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-04-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,823
Posted By rockymtnnut
A 2 man crew would have billed 120 an hour in...

A 2 man crew would have billed 120 an hour in 1996 or 60 x2. Today it's closer to 100$per man hr when mowing.
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-04-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,823
Posted By rockymtnnut
That was 60$ per man hour in 1996ish yes it has...

That was 60$ per man hour in 1996ish yes it has greatly increased
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-03-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,823
Posted By rockymtnnut
When I got started back in 1996 I started off...

When I got started back in 1996 I started off with a 52 inch Hydro walk behind. I was getting $45 an hour for the Hydro walk I soon bought a 60 inch X Mark laser zero turn with this I was able to...
Forum: Starting a lawn care business. 02-03-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,285
Posted By rockymtnnut
2.5 to three percent on residential and lower on...

2.5 to three percent on residential and lower on commercial is a good rule of thumb for me.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 02-03-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,911
Posted By rockymtnnut
48 with out question a 48 will fit between wheel...

48 with out question a 48 will fit between wheel wells on a pick up and still give you a great cut. Go after business that suites your 48. I use 52 turf tracers and 60 scagg cheetahs always go big on...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 01-26-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,590
Posted By rockymtnnut
In Cincinnati Ohio the min is around 27 for a...

In Cincinnati Ohio the min is around 27 for a residential and 35 for commercial. 25hr is business suicide shoot for at least $60 and that was the standard in 1997 it's changed since. Hope this helps.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-26-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,431
Posted By rockymtnnut
Listen and take notes to this post for those of...

Listen and take notes to this post for those of you who are getting started. There is a lot of wisdom in what he is stating.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-26-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,431
Posted By rockymtnnut
Talking I am referring to any non commercial mower. Do...

I am referring to any non commercial mower. Do they make a home owner walk behind that meets those options? I've seen the riders that are home owner grade and they are far from meeting minimum...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-25-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,431
Posted By rockymtnnut
Yes I thought when I first got started I would...

Yes I thought when I first got started I would start with a push mower and grow into a walk behind,then I got my first call and I was asked what equipment are you going to use on my yard? My response...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-23-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,431
Posted By rockymtnnut
I don't ever recommend employing any extra people...

I don't ever recommend employing any extra people and billing 26 a labor hr, you will go broke! Who will hire anyone to cut there lawn with a push mower and be serious. Guys think like a real...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-23-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,431
Posted By rockymtnnut
I would not employ any extra helpers to run a...

I would not employ any extra helpers to run a residential mower, I use 1 ex mark 52 hydro and it is at least 3 times as fast and the quality of cut blows a push mower away. So your argument holds no...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-23-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,431
Posted By rockymtnnut
I hope my competitors buys into this. I couldn't...

I hope my competitors buys into this. I couldn't disagree more with original post when cutting grass for a living the "thing that cuts grass" should be top notch. Look at the big boys and take notice...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 09-03-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,349
Posted By rockymtnnut
I bought a 60 inch cheetah this year and I can do...

I bought a 60 inch cheetah this year and I can do a flat level acre in about 15 minutes. when it was dry 2 weeks ago I cut on the high setting for the first time it is incredibly fast. on high I...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 09-03-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,697
Posted By rockymtnnut
I have a echo srm 260 I think it is about 7 years...

I have a echo srm 260 I think it is about 7 years old it just wont die its now a spare now . I gave my cousin a sthil br400 thats 11 years old now and she still uses it on her lawn. I keep a new...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 09-03-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,697
Posted By rockymtnnut
Dont buy a ryobi anything they are junk. You...

Dont buy a ryobi anything they are junk. You would be very wise to either save for a bigger backpack blower and forget about home depot go to your local shop. But if 250 is what you have to spend...
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