Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Chipping Job


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-25-2010, 05:32 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default Chipping Job

I finally have my camera back but no real before pictures, just work in progress, this is a new subdivision that I have two crews in, it all started with one job then people stopped and asked for quotes, we will have two crews on this street for at least two more weeks which is great as I leave the equipment there.

We use the X749's to move the chippers as they are all wheel drive and all wheel steer, even though these chippers are 2,600 pounds they will push them anywhere, we have hitches on the front and back.

Anyhow these is what the client is left with, they can spray it with something very high in nitrogen and have mulch in a few months, what is interesting is our fees are almost an exact match for the value of mulch left, great selling line.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Chipper-001.jpg (132.5 KB, 69 views)
File Type: jpg Chipper-002.jpg (133.8 KB, 31 views)
File Type: jpg Chipper-003.jpg (139.5 KB, 32 views)
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 03-25-2010, 08:09 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,982
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
WOW That is awesome!

How often do you have to resharpen the blades on that chipper? I never took one of those apart.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-25-2010, 08:16 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
WOW That is awesome!

How often do you have to resharpen the blades on that chipper? I never took one of those apart.
It really depends, if the wood is green about once every three days, the blades are double sided and there are 8 in this unit, if the wood is dry you might get 6 hours tops, it takes a lot of wood to keep it going for 6 hours.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-25-2010, 09:54 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
WOW That is awesome!

How often do you have to resharpen the blades on that chipper? I never took one of those apart.
What is interesting and it makes me feel stupid in a way as I am always upselling, the customer came to me today and asked if we would consider doing his landscaping, I said of course, did up a quote and they accepted, then I thought geeze we have done 6 people on this street and they all need landscaping so tomorrow due to rain, I am doing up a letter and will drop it off to the people we finished and remember to talk about it when we do the rest of the people, not sure what I was thinking, I guess I simply wasn't thinking.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Last edited by picframer; 03-25-2010 at 09:56 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-26-2010, 08:37 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,982
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I am doing up a letter and will drop it off to the people we finished and remember to talk about it when we do the rest of the people, not sure what I was thinking, I guess I simply wasn't thinking.
What will the letter cover? Will it be to offer them landscaping services?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-27-2010, 04:42 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
What will the letter cover? Will it be to offer them landscaping services?
Yes, because we send invoices and receipts by email, I was able to email all the locations we have completed, I will make sure starting today as we are back on sites that I mention this also, I sent the following email last evening and have one response already this morning.

Good Evening xxxxxxxx

On behalf of our company Oakridge Yard Care I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your wood cutting and chipping business.

I neglected to introduce you to our other services you may be interested in as a new homeowner, we provide a full range of excavation and landscaping services with references available at your request.

Landscaping can be an expensive venture, for this reason we do two things, being a commercial company we receive volume discounts on sod, Organic Lawn Soil, Mulch and Organic Lawn sprays, we pass the savings on to our customers and we break your property down into sections providing you with a detailed quote for each one. This allows our customers to decide which area is priority and within their budget.

I would welcome you to our website at www.oakridgeyardcare.ca as with all of our services estimates are free, if you would like to have an estimate simply fill in the contact information and we will set up a time to meet. We have been in your new subdivision for a few weeks and will continue to be here for at least two more, once our landscaping season starts we group areas together to save on transportation costs which is another savings to you.

Have a great weekend although the mother nature has put us back into what seems to be winter weather.

Kind Regards

Andrew
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-27-2010, 06:15 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Mother Nature was put us back into winter temps, man it's cold here this morning!

Brought this unit home to change the blades, just about to head out, this is how we transport the chippers, it's a fair amount of weight for the ranger, the chipper is just over 2,600 pounds, tractor close to 1,600 and the trailer itself is 2,100...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Chipperloaded.jpg (120.1 KB, 36 views)
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-27-2010, 06:42 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,982
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

WOW That is a lot of stuff! I must say I love those trailer rims

Something I was thinking as I read this was how quickly it seems we can all lose focus on things we want or need to do. If it is important to talk to a chipping customer about additional landscaping services, how should one set it up so it's not forgotten?

If you are forgetting this and you are light years ahead of many, I bet others never even consider it.

So should a lawn care company have a check list of things to do while on site with each customer? One being make sure to offer them upsells on site, or is it better to give them a few days and follow up with an email about it?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-27-2010, 07:01 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
WOW That is a lot of stuff! I must say I love those trailer rims

Something I was thinking as I read this was how quickly it seems we can all lose focus on things we want or need to do. If it is important to talk to a chipping customer about additional landscaping services, how should one set it up so it's not forgotten?

If you are forgetting this and you are light years ahead of many, I bet others never even consider it.

So should a lawn care company have a check list of things to do while on site with each customer? One being make sure to offer them upsells on site, or is it better to give them a few days and follow up with an email about it?
I have always made it a point to look around and do a walk with the client explaining we can do this or that, would you like this done etc. Then I follow up with an email listing everything with a price for each. I think or know what happened and what is happening is we are getting behind so it's started to be a get in and get out, just get the job done, plus I am really short staff until the guys are out of University.

I bid one job on this street this morning as we worked there today although it was brutal cold (-8), it fine once you get going chipping as you warm right up, anyhow I did the quote in the truck while the guys chipped at a house up the street, the owner accepted on the spot, I then proceeded to do quote for three other homes on the street that emailed me this morning, just waiting to hear from them.

Maybe we should have a checklist that has everything we do and as we are walking around check the things we see needing attention then talk to the client about it and follow up with an email quote.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
stubbon people
Bradcook21
02-16-2015 04:25 PM
Today 10:59 PM
by SC93
40 1,255
Opinions on truck wrap
Truro
Today 04:21 PM
Today 08:01 PM
by Truro
2 63
How to sell annual...
GroPro
02-17-2015 12:31 PM
Today 11:57 AM
by CHenricks
6 528
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 01:41 AM
Today 08:48 AM
by jrs.landscaping
11 538
rock salt
Bradcook21
02-24-2015 11:17 AM
Today 08:46 AM
by jrs.landscaping
23 499
price for snow clearing?
Bradcook21
02-25-2015 09:11 PM
Yesterday 08:54 PM
by Bradcook21
5 186
My Newborn son
avetslawncare
Yesterday 01:07 PM
Yesterday 02:18 PM
by Steve
2 63
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
Yesterday 11:37 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
52 11,805
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 01:31 PM
02-26-2015 03:43 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 1,731
viking cyclon.
uppercut
01-29-2015 09:12 PM
02-26-2015 02:54 PM
by Steve
5 511
Ugliest lawn contest
Steve
02-23-2015 04:17 PM
02-26-2015 02:51 PM
by Steve
2 279
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 01:06 AM
02-26-2015 02:41 PM
by Steve
1 113
Another website update
Chilehead
02-26-2015 11:24 AM
02-26-2015 12:46 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 106
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
02-26-2015 02:44 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
5 715
New Lawn Care Service...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:49 AM
02-26-2015 02:24 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
1 117
Finally!
SGL1
02-22-2015 09:46 PM
02-25-2015 10:15 PM
by SGL1
13 458
leaf removal.. mulching...
facework84
08-05-2011 03:26 PM
02-25-2015 08:07 PM
by Steve
5 2,797
How many customers?
SC93
02-25-2015 12:40 AM
02-25-2015 04:59 PM
by SC93
5 233
Irrigation...
charlieallen
02-24-2015 01:16 PM
02-25-2015 02:58 PM
by Steve
6 230
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
02-25-2015 12:46 AM
by SC93
33 2,816
honest opinion please
uppercut
02-17-2015 02:30 AM
02-24-2015 07:12 PM
by homey
10 651
2nd year advice anyone
Bradcook21
02-18-2015 07:00 PM
02-24-2015 05:15 PM
by Bradcook21
14 631
need help
lawnexpers115
02-23-2015 05:36 PM
02-24-2015 02:49 PM
by Steve
3 272
Hello People
nativikee
02-23-2015 07:17 PM
02-24-2015 02:43 PM
by Steve
4 276
New member
qua ke zik 001
02-23-2015 11:24 AM
02-23-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 229
New Video
Sprinkler Buddy
02-22-2015 09:18 PM
02-23-2015 03:19 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 257
need help with SCAG...
apmAkron
02-23-2015 09:14 AM
02-23-2015 01:57 PM
by apmAkron
3 254
which degrees would be...
BLAZIER-1991
02-20-2015 04:46 PM
02-23-2015 01:47 PM
by Steve
9 417
Trouble logging in
avetslawncare
02-21-2015 02:06 PM
02-23-2015 01:44 PM
by Steve
1 515
John Deere Quik Track...
acrajchel
02-20-2015 03:12 PM
02-23-2015 01:40 PM
by Steve
1 286
Trimming and...
joshlawncare
02-15-2015 02:04 PM
02-22-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
5 619
where can i post this
zippy-phil
02-17-2015 07:58 PM
02-20-2015 02:02 PM
by Steve
7 503
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
02-19-2015 04:43 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
29 2,660
Thumbs up or down?
lawnman1959
02-18-2015 11:40 AM
02-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Chilehead
3 418
Am I growing too fast?
Mattcrump
08-04-2011 11:54 PM
02-19-2015 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 5,209
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
02-19-2015 12:31 PM
by Steve
1,215 371,915
How to obtain more...
winkie61
02-17-2015 08:31 AM
02-19-2015 12:29 PM
by Steve
3 526
Mowing 2 acres
Bradcook21
01-05-2015 03:13 PM
02-19-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
16 1,474
FREE Custom Website...
breadcrumb
01-31-2015 10:58 PM
02-18-2015 01:32 PM
by Steve
5 1,116
Taking a step back
Billy Goat
02-16-2015 07:37 AM
02-18-2015 01:17 PM
by Chilehead
9 598
Employees
stevej
02-17-2015 05:25 PM
02-18-2015 12:47 PM
by Mr. Mow
1 408
Landscapers from hell!!
Chilehead
01-29-2015 03:55 PM
02-17-2015 07:48 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 1,018
Cannot access your Itune...
winkie61
02-17-2015 10:00 AM
02-17-2015 03:26 PM
by Steve
1 361
Advertising on internet...
Sprinkler Buddy
02-13-2015 01:22 PM
02-17-2015 01:00 PM
by Steve
9 679
new to this forum
NIP'N'TUK
02-14-2015 07:54 PM
02-16-2015 10:03 PM
by Steve
2 493
Advice on bidding 20...
sleepydunn
02-15-2015 07:38 PM
02-16-2015 09:59 PM
by Steve
4 614
New to me mower
xandrew245x
04-27-2014 08:02 PM
02-16-2015 09:48 PM
by Steve
8 1,399
mower blades
tlf59263
02-09-2015 12:36 PM
02-16-2015 05:16 PM
by Just for Cuts
8 828
Just Quit?
ringahding1
01-30-2015 06:23 AM
02-16-2015 02:16 PM
by joshlawncare
18 1,517
Advice on Bidding...
veteranlawnservice
02-08-2015 09:21 PM
02-16-2015 12:14 PM
by joshlawncare
18 1,231
» Popular Tags
2wd 4wd apartment complex bark blades blowout bob villa collections commercial demonstration edging employee problems facebook ferris first truck flyers free advertising gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills hiring how to hydraulic landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website marketing more customers business mr dave new mower ordinance past due patio install per hour charge podcast profit on employee push versus ride running a business scag v-ride scripts search engine optimization sell the vision seo shreaded small engine repair sq ft square foot sulky tractor auger trailer mate pro trimmer rack truck new used landscape walk behind web design website won't return wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:02 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:02 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy