Independent LawnMowing Contractors Of Australia Forum
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 21 of 21

Thread: Sore Shoulder and Blower Usage

  1. #16
    Senior Member RSM-Gazza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Vic
    Posts
    1,704

    Default Re: Sore Shoulder and Blower Usage

    In my locality, I'm finding the specialist tree loppers/arborists are taking on Hedging work at times. In my own street there is an example of it at a quality home. I do houses beside and opposite.
    He asked me last summer to do it, but I declined due to being too busy and not fussed to do it. He asked for me to do it next time, I asked how much the Tree Guys quoted, $900. I thought about $550-$600 max for the amount of hedges involved, but didn't tell him my thoughts. Asked him was he happy with the $900. Said he was happy with it, I thought it was a was a little bit of a rough job done too.

    Have another example where the tree loppers doing hedging and charged quite high figures as their industry charges high rates for tree lopping. So they ask it for hedging.
    Because my business includes gardening in my signage, I always get many calls for garden/hedge work as their mower man refuses gardening. I generally say if you want me to do your gardening, then its best if I do your lawn mowing too. Otherwise I'm not really interested. Hedge work involving ladder work I knock back for new customers as mentioned, too hard on the body.

    So maybe with so many lawnies knocking back garden and hedging work, The tree guys are taking up some of the slack at there tree lopping rates.

    Edit, we have a all female crew in town who knock back hedging. They used to refer their hedging to work to me, which I used to take on. Before I decided to slow up that part of my work due to being so hard on body.
    Cheers Garry

  2. #17
    Senior Member Scooby Steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    2,379

    Default Re: Sore Shoulder and Blower Usage

    Tree guys charge $180 plus an hr for hedging work in Melbourne. Have a guess how much gardeners charge. And who do you think does the better job. If you were earning $180 to $220 an hr would life be better. You'd only have to work 3 to 4 days a week. You'd have 3 days to recover.

  3. #18
    Senior Member NLALM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Newcastle NSW
    Posts
    1,497

    Default Re: Sore Shoulder and Blower Usage

    So let me get this straight, an all female crew who don't do hedge jobs........ that sucks

  4. #19
    Senior Member RSM-Gazza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Vic
    Posts
    1,704

    Default Re: Sore Shoulder and Blower Usage

    Quote Originally Posted by NLALM View Post
    So let me get this straight, an all female crew who don't do hedge jobs........ that sucks
    Mark,

    You need to go to Specsavers, only mentioned Hedge work.

    Off Topic - How's that 560 going Mate, had to put a new gear clutch cable on mine last Sunday, I thought the old cable was free moving enough, but not enough to stop the random locking forward motion. $50 too.
    Cheers Garry

  5. #20
    Senior Member Scooby Steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    2,379

    Default Re: Sore Shoulder and Blower Usage

    Quote Originally Posted by NLALM View Post
    So let me get this straight, an all female crew who don't do hedge jobs........ that sucks
    U dirty buggar......(( :

  6. #21
    Senior Member NLALM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Newcastle NSW
    Posts
    1,497

    Default Re: Sore Shoulder and Blower Usage

    Actually I do need to get my eyes tested my eyes are getting really bad lately comes with getting old.
    The 560 is going great no issues yet

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •