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Old 04-09-2010, 06:56 AM
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This is fascinating! So it might actually work against a lawn care business to have a fast ztr! Does the customer's desire to slow the cutting down have anything to do with the cut quality or is this simply a mental issue where they feel a rushed job is a bad job?
Some sweepers including the Deere unit skip while driving, when on uneven ground one wheel stops turning for a second, the Smart Sweeper has a totally different setup and much larger wheels, it simply doesn't skip.

These private areas are generally people 50 to 80, this is a very rich area, it's kind of a we have money and the world should know it, the homes are amazing, all are on the Ocean and each private community has their own marina.

There is this mindset, right or wrong, that a mower flying across the yard is not doing a good job, I have picked this up on a few quotes, I understand full well time is money, at the same time, if they will spend the extra bucks, we will slow things down.

The feedback this morning from the president of this association is that we did a perfect job and they can't believe the difference in services, they can't get over that we took the time to pick up dead branches and discard them, pine cones, blew every paved driveway clean, trimmed the ditches and the list went on, they have had service providers in the past and in short he said in his email not one comes close to us in quality.

I replied that we really appreciate their business and feedback, at the same time feel free to tell others
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From the start of the post it's cold here on this Friday morning had down pour all yesterday and now it's 2degees the ground is spongy, looks like im going to be doing my books today. Toronto!

The lawn sweeper are bristles right? Do you this I could get the same afect on smaller lots with the stihl KM110 kombi using the bristle attachment for things like pine needles and sticks just a thought.

You must have a nice view as your working on thoes estates lucky man, I only get the occasional front yard sunbather bikinies in April was kinda funny.
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From the start of the post it's cold here on this Friday morning had down pour all yesterday and now it's 2degees the ground is spongy, looks like im going to be doing my books today. Toronto!

The lawn sweeper are bristles right? Do you this I could get the same afect on smaller lots with the stihl KM110 kombi using the bristle attachment for things like pine needles and sticks just a thought.

You must have a nice view as your working on thoes estates lucky man, I only get the occasional front yard sunbather bikinies in April was kinda funny.
We havent used the Kombi sweeper for grass, we do use it to remove gravel from plowing but you have an excellent idea if we were not able to get through a gate or something. Yes the sweepers have the same brissles as a Kombi.

The few is just amazing from quite a few places we do, as for sun bathers.....well our average customer age is pretty high so it would be a scarry sight. I do have one however that owns a few spa's, boy she can turn your head and knows it.

Down day here, I just started a fire in the stove, probably 4 degrees and raining, paperwork day and sleep, behind in both. I was going to go spraying but this is the first day I have had off in a long time, working 7 to 9, 7 days a week has worn me down, I will be able to take it in a few weeks.

Well I should spend some quality time with my dog and count sheep
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I need to find some southern people, yes, southern. I'm in ATLANTA, GEORGIA!

Where the FLA guys at? South Cack? Tenn? Anybody from Jawja?
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The lawn sweeper are bristles right? Do you this I could get the same afect on smaller lots with the stihl KM110 kombi using the bristle attachment for things like pine needles and sticks just a thought.
That's an interesting question.

I have a KM90, I wonder what it's capable of????????????????
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That's an interesting question.

I have a KM90, I wonder what it's capable of????????????????
We run it on the 110 and it is amazing, I don't have all the attachments but we have the ones we need and use them on a regular basis, they work great. at the same time, the sweeper attachment is around $350.00, you can buy a tow sweeper for that.
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We run it on the 110 and it is amazing, I don't have all the attachments but we have the ones we need and use them on a regular basis, they work great. at the same time, the sweeper attachment is around $350.00, you can buy a tow sweeper for that.
I just borrow the sweeper attachment from the local golf course. They have the same attachments as mine. So when I need to borrow it, i just go pick it up. It's the only attachment I'm missing lol
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I understand full well time is money, at the same time, if they will spend the extra bucks, we will slow things down.
This is really interesting. How should one bring this up when providing an estimate? Should they say, we mow slower than most?

Also, should you offer them the option of you mowing slower and charging them more for it?

It makes me wonder if a postcard promoting the slower mowing would be beneficial?
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This is really interesting. How should one bring this up when providing an estimate? Should they say, we mow slower than most?

Also, should you offer them the option of you mowing slower and charging them more for it?

It makes me wonder if a postcard promoting the slower mowing would be beneficial?
I simply ask what is it you like and dislike about your current provider, we all have strength's and weakness, prospects have no issue telling you what is on their mind so based on their feedback, you know what not to do. For the first few mows I will ask the customer for feedback, both positive and negative so that they do not store up little issues that become a mountain.
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Have you ever gotten feedback that you totally didn't expect? Where you thought something you were doing was ideal, only to hear the customer really wanted it done another way and it was a big deal to them?
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