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 > Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation
A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!

Rolling a Lawn


Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-26-2009, 04:59 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default Rolling a Lawn

Do you guys roll lawns? If so do you drain after each customer? I have a 48" pull unit but omg it would be desperate hard to load that thing in or on one of the trailers, the draw bar is pretty short so backing up is a challange.

If you use a manual unit, what size?

Andy
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 04-26-2009, 08:03 AM
swstout's Avatar
swstout swstout is offline
Steve
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canastota, NY
Age: 67
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 9
swstout is on a distinguished road
Default Roller

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by picframer View Post
Do you guys roll lawns? If so do you drain after each customer? I have a 48" pull unit but omg it would be desperate hard to load that thing in or on one of the trailers, the draw bar is pretty short so backing up is a challange.

If you use a manual unit, what size?

Andy
I have a 42" tow behind vinyl roller that you fill with water. Empty, it weighs about 75 pounds. The bar is short and yes, it is a challenge. I picked it up at a 'going out of business sale' for $45.00.

Steve
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-26-2009, 01:06 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 30
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

I have a 48 inch roller plastic (Polyethylene)



I usually bring it with me empty and uses the customer hose and fill it up and empty it when I'm done.

I usually charge a bit more than grass cutting
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-26-2009, 03:16 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swstout View Post
I have a 42" tow behind vinyl roller that you fill with water. Empty, it weighs about 75 pounds. The bar is short and yes, it is a challenge. I picked it up at a 'going out of business sale' for $45.00.

Steve
Steve, do you empty it after every job and transport it? I would guess I am pushing 400 pounds plus with the one I have when full, probably more, made by John Deere....not that it matters in a roller, I like the rounded poly corners as it doesn't mark the lawn turning.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-26-2009, 03:18 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by justin_time View Post
I have a 48 inch roller plastic (Polyethylene)



I usually bring it with me empty and uses the customer hose and fill it up and empty it when I'm done.

I usually charge a bit more than grass cutting
That is what I was thinking of doing, have you ever had a customer get upset from the waste of water? We start rolling tomorrow and I had never given transportation any thought, then I was worried clients on wells (majority) would be upset with us wasting so much water
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-26-2009, 03:38 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 30
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by picframer View Post
That is what I was thinking of doing, have you ever had a customer get upset from the waste of water? We start rolling tomorrow and I had never given transportation any thought, then I was worried clients on wells (majority) would be upset with us wasting so much water
I usually remove the plug and run over the lawn to water it a bit haha.. then at the end i just let it sit at the bottom so it empties out until i can carry it back on my trailer
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-26-2009, 07:37 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

What does the lawn roller do?
__________________
- 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
  #8  
Old 04-26-2009, 07:47 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
What does the lawn roller do?
In the spring it is a very good idea to do as it will flatten out the lawn, also required for new top soil or sod prior to seeding or laying sod.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-26-2009, 07:48 PM
swstout's Avatar
swstout swstout is offline
Steve
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canastota, NY
Age: 67
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 9
swstout is on a distinguished road
Default lawn roller

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
What does the lawn roller do?
I am toto tilling the whole lawn. The roller flattens and levels the lawn. Also, After seeding, it sort of sets the seed so it won't blow or wash away as easily.

Steve
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-26-2009, 07:51 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
In the spring it is a very good idea to do as it will flatten out the lawn,
How does it benefit the grass to flatten it in the spring?
__________________
- 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
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
How to tell Cust. to...
GeeGood
04-09-2008 09:55 PM
Yesterday 02:45 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
13 5,194
Did this job free to...
JJand M Lawncare
Yesterday 02:33 PM
Yesterday 02:33 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
0 15
Correct way to quote a...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
Yesterday 11:52 AM
Yesterday 11:52 AM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
0 16
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
04-27-2016 03:58 PM
04-28-2016 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 108
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
04-27-2016 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 138
knowledge is Key
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-23-2016 02:23 AM
04-25-2016 02:40 PM
by Steve
2 127
Hello from Calgary
Freshcut
04-22-2016 06:10 PM
04-25-2016 02:38 PM
by Steve
1 118
Echo Bed Redefiner...
NPM_LLC
04-12-2016 10:54 AM
04-22-2016 06:15 PM
by Freshcut
4 319
Has anyone done a garden?
Brian3137
03-28-2016 10:42 AM
04-22-2016 04:42 PM
by biglee
13 9,757
What would you charge?
markty
04-18-2016 03:28 PM
04-22-2016 09:01 AM
by chris2500hd
6 283
Replaced Mower Engine
Sprinkler Buddy
04-15-2016 06:21 AM
04-19-2016 11:03 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
6 260
Hello from Oklahoma
Ron Hall
03-24-2016 06:59 PM
04-16-2016 03:51 AM
by Ron Hall
9 9,469
Laying down some stripes
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:55 PM
04-14-2016 11:55 PM
by Steve
3 337
Find out what business...
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:58 PM
04-13-2016 12:32 PM
by MATTNAPIER89
2 288
Hello my name is Matt
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:46 PM
04-13-2016 12:58 AM
by Steve
1 236
How to drop some...
nickeckes
04-11-2016 01:07 AM
04-12-2016 05:22 PM
by Steve
4 317
Trash Receptacle for a...
tannerduncan
04-12-2016 05:02 PM
04-12-2016 05:19 PM
by Steve
1 219
Small Project Lawn
tannerduncan
03-31-2016 08:21 PM
04-12-2016 05:16 PM
by Steve
7 9,345
Please Help! Bidding...
Dorali
02-15-2016 12:02 PM
04-06-2016 01:08 AM
by Steve
36 13,053
Hello
pbcleff
04-05-2016 07:45 PM
04-06-2016 12:35 AM
by Steve
1 408
Hello
llewelwa
03-18-2016 12:47 AM
04-05-2016 12:14 AM
by Steve
3 9,343
Poop and Scooping
llewelwa
04-01-2016 05:48 PM
04-05-2016 12:08 AM
by Steve
1 9,124
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
04-04-2016 05:33 PM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
2 9,289
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:57 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:57 AM.

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