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Etesia have launched two new 46cm cutting width professional pedestrian rotary mowers ahead of the 2019 season which extends their range of mowers already available on the market.

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Josie Hendrick replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"I think finding pricing that works for my business is key and I guess that's what I'm realising I'm not, thanks for clarifying I am a bit cheap (which you're right I did suspect)!"
52 seconds ago
Ben Mallow replied to Ben Mallow's discussion Stihl cordless hedge trimmers and where to buy
"Thanks Nick, they are only 35 minutes from me. Will give them a go!
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1 minute ago
Josie Hendrick replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"As I'm on the less experienced side I wanted to stick to the lower end of pricing but appreciate you actually giving figures here which I know some can be reluctant to do given this is accessible to the public. "
2 minutes ago
Vic 575 replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"The Stiga is well over £7k if we want to be accurate. £60 ph applies to hand mowing as well. On a £40 job  I had to use the hand mower on one occasion recently due to temporary lack of access. It took one hour with the hand mower as opposed to under…"
3 minutes ago
Josie Hendrick replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"I think this is a good point re listing specifically what is covered under general maintenance especially if I go down the road of not working to fixed time which I'm definitely going to lean towards given the general consensus here."
3 minutes ago
Josie Hendrick replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"I so appreciate these comments. I know services offered and prices charged is a minefield whatever your industry but especially so in the gardening world where as I've seen on these pages, many customers seem to think paying £10 an hour is acceptabl…"
5 minutes ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"Neither are we"
9 minutes ago
Tony @SM replied to Ben Mallow's discussion Stihl cordless hedge trimmers and where to buy
"I also have a HLA85 with the 300 battery. It's a great bit of kit. My local dealer will normally price match any internet price, plus you get face to face service."
11 minutes ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Ben Mallow's discussion Stihl cordless hedge trimmers and where to buy
"..and this is the dealer we use. https://www.briantsltd.co.uk
...they have excellent customer service too and have happily let us demo their battery kit before purchasing."
14 minutes ago
Brian Henley replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"Josie
You have picked a good time time to get your pricing fixed. I am not going to tell you my pricing as I would roughly  agree with the guys above.  I will tell you that I was reviewing accounts over the weekend - preparing for next years price i…"
14 minutes ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Ben Mallow's discussion Stihl cordless hedge trimmers and where to buy
"Go the local Stihl dealer and buy face to face - they tend to be very competitive.
We run HLA85's aith AP300 batteries - good bits of kit."
16 minutes ago
Glen Stillman replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"Throwing these figures round is all well and good, but the op isn't asking how much to charge to run a £6k plus ride on. "
33 minutes ago
Vic 575 replied to Ben Mallow's discussion Stihl cordless hedge trimmers and where to buy
"No Stihl dealer will charge you RRP. It is usually the pre-vat price but including vat on petrol gear. So if you look at the Stihl website you can choose to see prices with or without vat. Click on the excluding vat and this will be the real world p…"
52 minutes ago
Vic 575 replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"You can absolutely do £60 per hour on small domestic lawns. I have two about 30 yards apart and it takes me about 40 minutes to do both of them. They are £22 each, so £44 for 40 minutes which is better than £60ph.
It depends how good, how efficient…"
1 hour ago
Ben Mallow posted a discussion
I've been reading through threads from a few years ago and I just wondered what people's experiences are now, a couple seasons later, with the Stihl HLA 65's and 85's ?Also, seperate but related question... buy online cheaper or in a dealership for…
1 hour ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Josie Hendrick's discussion Pricing/growing garden maintenance business - think I've started wrong!
"Why not? Most gardeners could get busy on 20 minute lawn cuts at £20 a time. "
1 hour ago
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