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Old 04-08-2008, 11:28 AM
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POWER RAKING...how to price it out.

Hi there everyone,

I have ventured into a new arena this year, Lawn care. I just had a potential customer call me up wanting a quote to power rake his lawn. I'd like to get some input from anyone who has experience with this service so that I can accurately price this out for him instead of looking like a fool. Please feel free to email me directly at K4Seasons@gmail.com

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Old 04-13-2008, 10:33 AM
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Power rake for what purpose?
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:59 AM
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What size job/machine

What machine do you propose to use? That's going to make a big difference, as is the size of the job.

I have a 2-metre (6'6") Koro FTM with a verticut reel and I can make one fairly aggressive pass over 4,000 sq.m. in about an hour and a half. But I guess you would be using something like a 10 hp Ryan Mataway or (not a real "pro" tool) a 5 hp Ryan Ren-O-Thin, both with an 18" working width?????

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everybody has to start out out small. my ren-o-thin works great for what i do and it only cost me $100.00!! its a little more work, but i have a low initial investment. i have no idea how much to charge. usually i kind of judge it by an hourly basis. still trying to formulate a price per square foot price.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:16 AM
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:26 AM
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I have a ryan de-thatcher bought it new about 5 years ago for 1300.00. I usally charge from 150.00 to 200.00 per residental. Think about it this way, if a home owner were to rent one for 2 hr. at 60.00, then get the machine to the property, do the job, and haul away all the thatch. Thats alot of work for them. Whenever i run a piece of equipment in a yard I try to get at least 45.00/hr.
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