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Your kidding right??
Although that stuff may be good for your typical homeowner, but no way that stuff will last 1 season working them 40hrs a week.. Especially down here in the high heat and high humidity..I had a set of battery powered hedges clippers and they didnt last 1 summer..The battery held a good charge, but I wore out the motor..The stuff just isnt built for constant use..I just met a guy that has 110 accounts.. How long do you think he will be in business using that stuff.. Or how long do you think that stuff will continue to work on the scale he will need them to..

Building a commercial Z mower that will be as productive as a gas powered mower would cost twice as much and be twice as heavy..
Then what are you going to do when you have to do mowing in the rain?

Ill stick to the gas powered for now..

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I'm telling you gas-heads, you might want take another look at what's out there. You might lose your job to me. Or, someone like me.
This is a unique service, how do you take advantage of it in your marketing? Do you market much or do you find you get more attention when you are out servicing your clients during the day?

Do you have signs on your trailer?

I went to that site goldenmotors.com to look for your bike and it was a car dealership. Am I missing where I could see a pic of it?
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You have to work in the rain? Gee, that's too bad. I live in southern California, so I don't have that problem. As for a commercial lawnmower, if they can build an electric car, they can build an electric lawnmower. It might cost a little more initially, the batteries are expensive, but, with the fuel savings, and so few moving parts, it will last longer. No, I don't expect a large operation to rely on battery equipment. I'm just a small one man show. I can't tell you how long they will last. But, if I get a year out of them, I'll be happy. Six months so far, no problems. They're not that expensive. I'm also a professional photographer. I learned a long time ago, if your going to charge money for a service you need to own two of everything. I will take your advice and buy a backup set. OOPS! try goldenmotor.com.

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I just met a guy that has 110 accounts.. How long do you think he will be in business using that stuff..
A month.

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Oh that worked! Very interesting!

Do you do much marketing to get the word out about your unique service?

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I eat gas for breakfast!
Sounds like you're full of gas. 110 accounts sounds like a pretty big operation. How many employees, trucks, lawnmowers is he using now? No, I'm not saying that a big operation should switch to battery. I'm just saying that as technologies advance it will not only be possible, it will become necessary. How many industries have been changed by technology? I remember doing paste up in an advertising company. We used to have to go out to a typographer for the copy, then cut it out and glue it to a board. Well, today, there are no such jobs anymore. The computer you're sitting in front of eliminated them. There are three things you can count on, death, taxes, and that everything changes.
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Do I do much marketing?

I printed up some flyers for doors, targeted the right neighborhoods, and so far, so good. I WAS thinking of taking the nylon cordura sides off of the trailer, replacing them with a plywood stake bed and putting some signs on that. I've actually gotten most of my customers by word of mouth. Sometimes mine (I do draw some questions from the curious). I'd rather do more mowing than talking, but, those two things can be in conflict.

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Is this the trailer you use? You should totally have signs on it! That way people would know what they are looking at.

Then you could have a website that explains your business and possibly have some kind of a counter that shows how much carbon dioxide your business has emitted compared to a similar sized gas powered business.

Or something else that would really show how you are helping the environment.

Also, have you contacted the local media yet to do a story on you? I bet they would jump on it.

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But, no, that's the medium trailer. I use the large one. Who needs the web for this. I'm not willing to pedal that far. As for the media, I really don't need them either. I am thinking of becoming a Worx distributor. I get a lot of questions from people who do their own yards.

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Husqvarna's Panthera Leo is supposed to come out within the next five years. At that time I'll be driving a GEM eL electric vehicle and using Husqvarna's mower, as long as they make it with a swappable battery pack. I can see myself riding instead of pushing.

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