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I under bid it (my bad) I spent about 10 hours spread over two days. I did the lawn, one yard of mulch, trimmed the front bushes, cut low hanging branches, and removed 6 yards of lawn waste. so all that and I only charged $450 (my cost was 30 mulch & 30 dumping) fixing the front mulch area took way to long I don't know what happened it was hot & humid and I think I was just moving slow. the grass was about 3 hours (1hour trimmer, 1/2hour z-turn running it over, 1 &half bagging and loading)
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we all have underbid our self time to time at least every once, in a great while oh well that's how we learned nice video
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So, still kind of new at this, but I was wondering how many of you use a push style walkbehind and what you think to look for in one. I currently use lawn boy's, but, some of my clients like to let their lawn grow too tall in between mowings, and the thing can't even make an entire line without getting stuck. It has a briggs and stratton 675 with 6.75 torque. I have gotten the side discharge attatchment for it, but it clogs within seconds of use. I guess my question is, does anyone know if a briggs 875 professional engine with 8.75 torque would solve my problem. I know alot about cars and their capabilities, but i just can't think in that small of a number when it comes to engine torque.

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I use push mowers .
one craftsman 21 675series push . and toro 30 timemaster.
i use the 21 for gnarly stuff like in the pic attatched.
some of this was over 5 ft high.
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