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Has anyone ever heard of Just Mow It? TJ Justice


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Old 02-09-2013, 11:52 AM
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I like the "lean and mean" approach. Why someone would have $100k worth of stuff on one rig boggles my mind. I'd rather have multiple economic trucks with crew leaders I can trust doing hundreds or thousands of lawns a week while I sit on the beach in Costa Rica than be tied to my stuff, because I'm afraid something's going to happen to it.


it depends on what you are doing and your return on your investment and all those multiple economic trucks and crews all add up to the same as one big crew and rig set up.

i have over 100K set up in just my trailer and it's content's not even including the truck and other equipment and the type of work we are currently doing and have been doing could not be done any other way.
all of our sites have been huge and some have as much as 20 acres of grass to be mowed weekly and the amount of leaves in the fall is so immense it would make you puke.

in the end it really don't matter what you set up cost you and the only thing that matters is what it is bringing you back in return.
if your set up cost you 10K and you are making 50 to 70K then you done good.
if your rig cost you a 100K and you are bringing in 500k then you done good.

every business and it's bottom line is different and the only thing you can go by is how you do your thing based on the market you are working in and how much money you are making.
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it depends on what you are doing and your return on your investment and all those multiple economic trucks and crews all add up to the same as one big crew and rig set up.

i have over 100K set up in just my trailer and it's content's not even including the truck and other equipment and the type of work we are currently doing and have been doing could not be done any other way.
all of our sites have been huge and some have as much as 20 acres of grass to be mowed weekly and the amount of leaves in the fall is so immense it would make you puke.

in the end it really don't matter what you set up cost you and the only thing that matters is what it is bringing you back in return.
if your set up cost you 10K and you are making 50 to 70K then you done good.
if your rig cost you a 100K and you are bringing in 500k then you done good.

every business and it's bottom line is different and the only thing you can go by is how you do your thing based on the market you are working in and how much money you are making.
That's really sound advice DPLD. Obviously most markets are different, and within those markets some mowing strategies work better than others.
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I was reading A LOT about just mow it and TJ. It seems like he's pretty much figured out a really steady plan for his business.

From what I read, he cuts 36 weeks. Theres 15 routes, each route has a 3 man crew,mowing 40 lawns a day. All mowers are 21" mowers. His crew does mow, trim, edge and blow. Prices start from $23, and he charges by the square foot by looking it up with GIS or county websites-not by looking at the property. He uses H2B employees (pretty much Mexicans with work visa's), and pays them based off the square footage and I think how many they cut. Maybe a percentage?? Thats pretty much it in a nutshell, obviously theres a hell of a lot more to it though.

What I do know is you CAN NOT do this everywhere. All the properties have to be relatively the same and minimal amount of trees. He has a VERY strict guideline for his customers to follow.

I'd be curious to know if anyone has tried it and how it worked out.
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