Mower Recommendation for 22 acres

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Hello. My wife and I are in the process of purchasing 22 acres of land in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. It is all cleared. We are planning to get it bush hogged and we would like to maintain it regularly with a zero turn, not allowing it to get to bush hogging height. The local John Deere dealer recommended a Z915E Ztrak with a 54 inch deck. The Kubota dealer recommended a ZD1211 with a 72 inch deck. These are two different beasts and the Kubota would be $100 a month more with an extra…

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How often to increase prices? (+cash on hand advice needed)

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First post here, sorry if I do go about it poorly! I was just curious how often (and by how much?) you guys increase prices for your jobs? I personally have seen exponential growth for my business this year so far (2nd year with 2 60”s and 2 employees already) and my profit margins are not where they should be to be completely honest! Add that to inflation and everything else it’s honestly hard to keep cash on hand just starting out! I have already decided to increase prices for next season…

How often to increase prices? (+cash on hand advice needed)

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Makita launches Connector Series blower

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LA MIRADA, Calif. – Makita U.S.A., Inc., has released the 36V Brushless Blower (CBU01Z), a part of the Connector Series of outdoor power equipment.

The 36V Brushless Blower provides improved balance and reduced weight. By relocating the battery connections to an external source, the blower weighs less for operator comfort.

The Makita-built brushless motor delivers up to 622 CFM and 157 MPH to move heavy debris. The blower delivers up to 80% more blowing force than a gas blower (when compared to Makita  model BHX2500CA). The cruise control lever with variable speed trigger adjusts between 0 and 530 CFM, allowing the operator to manage power and run time. A speed lock provides continuous operation.

The 3-stage telescoping nozzle features a downward end point to provide more powerful air flow and reduce operator arm fatigue.

The blower features the exclusive Extreme Protection Technology (XPT). XPT is a protective seal inside the tool and is engineered for improved operation in harsh conditions by channeling water and dust from key internal components. It also is IPX4 weather-resistant construction for durability and long life.

The Connector Series is a line of outdoor power equipment that utilizes an external battery connection, moving batteries from the unit to a battery backpack (sold separately). A cable connects the unit to the battery backpack. This shift in battery weight from the unit to the backpack  provides improved balance and longer run time. Paired with the LXT and LXT X2 Portable Backpack Power Supply (PDC01, sold separately), the operator will gain twice the run time for any LXT X2 Product.

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What was the hardest part you found about gaining credibility?

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Saw this post originally on www.needhammalandscaper.com and it provoked some thoughts.

Originally I had said time. Which I believe would be the majority of the answers. But there were other factors like google reviews and word of mouth.

I’m curious how long it took you to develop credibility in your area, and some tips for those who may need them.

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“The Revenge of the Acorn”: Lyme Disease Explosion

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“The Revenge of the Acorn”: Lyme Disease Explosion

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Sean McNamara

Redding Nursery
sean@reddingnursery.com
203-938-3297


It is shaping up to be a very bad year for ticks in Redding, Connecticut. The risk of Lyme Disease is higher than ever and…

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How often to sharpen blades??

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I was wondeing if anyone had an idea of how many hours they have on their mower before they will sharpen the blades? Just noticed this week that my blades are cutting all the grass so I bought a second set of blades (easier to just put a new set on and then I can buy a grider or something to sharpen the old set). My mower only has 32 hours on it and I figured I could go a year before I would need to sharpen them. I only have 6 yards, maybe a total of 3 acres that this mower cuts and im…

How often to sharpen blades??

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ARA Foundation, Toro Company partner up for service project

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MOLINE, Ill. – A new Community Impact Project launched by the American Rental Association (ARA) Foundation and The Toro Company Foundation was held at the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Ohio’s Broadway Club (BGCNEO) in Cleveland on June 16, 2021.

The Community Impact Project involves both foundations working with local nonprofit organizations to give back to communities across the country through various rental-related projects. The series of projects kicked off by helping BGCNEO, which serves over 8,000-member youth ages 6-18 throughout a five-county footprint. The Cleveland branch’s Broadway Club is home to a robust outdoor horticulture program where youth engage with and experience nature through a variety of hands-on, interactive program opportunities.

Through the launch of the Community Impact Project, the BGCNEO was revamped in a day. Projects included revitalizing a pollinator garden, creating and planting new landscaping beds and refurbishing the baseball infield.

The inaugural Community Impact Project was made possible by a group of more than 20 volunteers from six rental companies and two Cleveland area organizations.

  • Bobcat of Cleveland – Leppos Rent, North Ridge
  • Event Source – Cleveland
  • General Rent-All – Massillon
  • Handy Rents – Eastlake
  • Miller’s Party Rental Center – Akron
  • Sun Rental Center – Mentor
  • Gardeners of Greater Cleveland
  • Ormiston Landscaping

“Partnering with The Toro Company Foundation, our members and volunteers has been an impactful experience,” said Marcy Johnson, ARA Foundation executive director. “Together, we have been able to leverage the talents and resources of everyone involved to promote the rental industry while helping out a local community.”

Three additional projects are planned for this year. The next Community Impact project will be held on July 21 in Denver. For more about the ARA Foundation, click here.

 

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All the Highlights You Need From the First Two Days of the 2021 California Summer Trials

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SuperCal petunias_SakataAfter a lost travel year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Greenhouse Grower team was eager to get back to the West Coast for the 2021 California Summer Trials.

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My first post, question about throttle speed

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The throttle cable recently snapped on my Scag and I had to simply pull the throttle lever near the engine all the way to where the Kawasaki factory set-screw was set. The mower is raging with power now, goes about 2mph faster, with tons of cutting power. I don’t have an RPM gauge….. is this throttle stunt going to damage my mower? Or am I now merely running it at the full 18 HP it was designed for? Thanks for your help.

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Aeration unplugged

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Gerry White sees aeration as a way to give clients the healthy, green lawn they want – and produce a nice profit margin for his business, pH Lawn Care in Essex, Massachusetts. At heart, he’s an agronomist, after spending years working as a golf course superintendent. “The lawns we aerate are going to do better and so we’ll be more successful helping those clients,” White says.

When White took over pH Lawn Care earlier this year, aeration services amounted to about 3 percent of the company’s overall revenue. Now, sales are nearing 10 percent, and White would like to see that number climb to as high as 20 percent. “It’s a recurring service in my book,” he says of the importance of annual aeration.

Not to mention, aeration yields a profit margin or 20 to 25 percent, which is higher than other lawn care offerings, he says. Why is the service such a financial win for pH Lawn Care? White attributes its efficiency and efficacy to ride-on aerators, which work for most of his properties. “It’s a specialty machine that I can’t say enough about,” White says. “It increases productivity.”

In the first year, he paid off the machine in labor savings. For an acre property, he’d have to send two crewmembers and two walk-behind aerators to the site. “That doubles my payroll right there, and to price it competitively with other companies, I wouldn’t be able to do it,” he says.

With the ride-on, the job gets done with one machine and one technician. “You cut the time in half and one guy can do it,” White says. “Getting a ride-on aerator was a no-brainer.”

Ride-on and walk-behind aerators have a place in the equipment arsenal of an operator that wants to grow an aerating business. The add-on service can be an after-thought for companies and customers – but when sold at the right time, and delivered with maximum efficiency, aeration is a win-win.

“Anyone who takes pride in their yard will want aeration for the nutrient factor,” says Jim Caywood, owner of Green & Grow in central Kentucky.

Selling, just in tine.

Caywood says pride is a deciding factor for many customers who say yes to aeration. But first, they must understand the benefits the service will bring to their lawns, and that’s where technicians come in.

Direct contact with clients is one layer of the sales effort at Green & Grow. The company also sends out mailers and emails. By Aug. 1, the company is “selling it hard,” Caywood says. Green & Grow can aerate from August through December, or when the ground freezes in their region.

Matt Green, who owns Green’s Lawncare & Property Services in Indianapolis, talks to customers about aeration in spring. “For us, the key to sales is getting to them when they are excited about their properties in the spring,” he says.

Right away in early spring, Green and his team assess clients’ properties to identify any issues and needed services. “If their property needs to be aerated, I make sure they know that, and I explain the services to them,” he says.

The service is scheduled in August, and the sales effort continues, Green says. “We’ll keep selling through August with email blasts, and by the end of that month, we pretty much have everyone lined up for service for the next two months,” he says. This year, the company will try something different and do another sales push in fall for the next year’s schedule.

Sales at pH Lawn Care are reinforced with leave-behind information that technicians tuck into service write-ups. “As each technician goes to a property, they leave an estimate for aeration and deep-root feeding for shrubs, too,” White says.

White treats the service as a necessary, annual part of an overall lawn care regiment. This mindset is communicated to customers when they sign a contract. “Aeration is important to do every year.”

pH Lawn Care ties in overseeding with aeration. “That way, we are integrating new grasses into people’s lawns,” White says.

Picking a plug puller.

This year, Green will invest in a ride-on aerator because Green & Grow is selling aeration to larger, estate properties in the Indianapolis area. “There is enough flat, open land where it makes sense to have the ride-on,” he says, noting that the investment is $7,000 to $10,000, so it’s a big decision.

However, Green expects to grow the estate business, and a ride-on aerator is the most efficient way to handle the job. Green likes the versatility of walk-behind aerators because they can fit through gates, be maneuvered around trees and work just fine for small yards. “You can also get on to hills,” he says. (A ride-on is best operated on flatter land.)

Caywood has been operating ride-on aerators for four years and reports tripling production because of the labor-saving equipment. “It works bets in larger, open areas,” he says.

Caywood recently demoed a new aerator that has a weight-forward device and hydraulic tines with a pressure gauge so he can control and monitor the pressure. “You don’t want too much pressure because it will bury the tines too deep and you could tear up the turf,” he explains.

Recently, he purchased a walk-behind aerator that has a split drum that allows the operator to turn the machine without pulling tines out of the ground.

Some landscape contractors weigh the decision: rent or buy? With aerators, White goes for the purchase every time. “It’s not cheap to rent – it can cost $75 per day – and then you have to add that to your price, so your margins aren’t as good,” he says. White will rent “out of desperation” if one of his aerators in the fleet goes down.

Overall, an opportunity to increase aeration sales and perform the service efficiently (and profitably) makes this service a promising sleeper. White’s advice: “Don’t be afraid to spend more for a better piece of equipment that will produce a significant amount of revenue. The less downtime you have, the better.”

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