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How often were you doing stump grinding before you decided to go ahead and buy one? How often have you found yourself using it since you bought it and do you feel it's worthwhile to buy?
Before I would schedule all stumps to be grind at one time. Usually setting them off as long as I could. Now that I have my own grinder I am finding business everywhere. I have partnered up with tree companies, the best thing I have ever done was partnered with concrete companies. When new concrete slabs are being laid down they have to remove the stumps. I get these jobs, I bill the concrete companies they mark up my services and get paid. I don't have to deal with customers.
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That is a genius idea! How did you come up with that one?
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That is a genius idea! How did you come up with that one?
Talking to a customer, who had a slab laid down this past winter he told me the concrete company hired a 3rd party company to grind it out. This is a way to keep revenue coming in during the winter time.
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It's amazing all the ideas that can pop up like that when you are talking to a customer! Good job on that!
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It's amazing all the ideas that can pop up like that when you are talking to a customer! Good job on that!
Thank you bro. I try to listen to everything possible.
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My first year of landscaping I stump grinded over 100 stumps with no advertizing. Did it with a pto style stump grinder that I bought new for 3,950
This year going to advertize and get more aggressive with it so I bought a self propelled unit 44hp diesel. Hope it pays off.[ATTACH][/ATTACH]
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My first year of landscaping I stump grinded over 100 stumps with no advertizing. Did it with a pto style stump grinder that I bought new for 3,950
This year going to advertize and get more aggressive with it so I bought a self propelled unit 44hp diesel. Hope it pays off.[ATTACH][/ATTACH]
It will pay off as long as you apply yourself. The best thing I ever have done is adding my used machine for about 25% of the retail cost. This was a great thing to bring in extra revenue during winter months. Of course I will be grinding year round but my main focus is when grass stops growing. This enables me to have a bigger income coming in year round. I believe it is a positive step for anybody in the industry. Be creative think out of the box, it will help us all.
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