Archive for the 'Lawn Mower Repair' Category

Saved big money replacing my lawn mower ignition coil.

Using older lawn mowers for your business can save you money in one way. You don’t have to pay a new mower price for them. But the downside to using them is they will break down more often than a new mower. So what do you do when your local repair shop gives you a [...]

Should I start a lawn mower shop as a second venture?

It can be really frustrating taking a broken lawn mower to your local mower repair shop, only to have them not get it fixed for weeks because they are swamped with work. Such situations might actually get you to think about starting your own lawn mower repair shop. But should you do it? In this [...]

Starting a mobile lawn mower repair shop.

Are you the type of entrepreneur that is constantly looking for new opportunities to expand your business empire? If so, here is a great discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum about how one business owner expanded his services from offering lawn care to offering mobile lawn mower repair services. Maybe these ideas will [...]

Should you be a jack of all trades or a master of one?

Focusing on a few services or even one service is probably not a wise move when you are starting your business. But as you progress with your company and have some time to experiment, you can find which services you like to perform the most and which make you the most money. From there you [...]

How to make extra money sharpening lawn mower blades.

There are many opportunities you can jump on to not only increase your revenues but to meet new customers by offering them one service and later upselling them on another. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, one entrepreneur needed his mowing blades sharpened and could not find anyone to do it. [...]

A mobile small engine service company is a great way of adding more profits.

Experimenting with different services is a great way to test out what may make you money and what won’t. If you can keep your costs down, you can do quite a bit of experimenting. That’s exactly what this one entrepreneur did when he decided to not only offer lawn care services to home owners but [...]

I want to make $150 a day with my lawn care business.

Most everyone has dreams or financial goals they would like to hit with their lawn care business. Some are simply looking to make a few extra bucks in the evenings or the weekends while others really have their sites set high. One lawn care business owner talked with us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business [...]

Are you offering lawn mower repair services this fall and winter?

This fall and winter when things slow down, have you considered offering lawn mower repair services? Join in on this discussion at the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum here.
Here are some services you could offer this year and prices you could consider charging.
6-point At-Home push mower service: $55

Change and dispose oil
Replace spark plug
Clean the under [...]

Keep on the look out for used commercial lawn care equipment.

Used commercial lawn care equipment can be a real bargain! It’s lifespan can last more than 10 times that of a consumer lawn mower. Think about that!
Rick: “Here is my first and only Deere. I purchased at an auction near me for only $75! It is a 14sx commercial John Deere with a bagger side [...]

What every lawn care employee should be taught.

Do you ever wonder how much training your employees should be given? For instance , do they need to be trained on how to change belts? Or is that just something that would be too much for most of them?”
Tim: “All employee’s should be trained on every minor mechanical repair detail you can do in [...]

How long should a commercial lawn mower last me?

How long should a commercial mower last? This is a very good and important question when you are considering buying one. Here is a great discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Forum that I wanted to share with you on this topic.
TNT: “I’m in my 3rd season as a lawn care professional. I have around [...]

Used lawn care equipment. How many hours is too much?

Chuck, a member of the Gopher Lawn Care Forum asked a great question today I wanted to pass on to everyone. He asked:
“I came across this in my local area on craigslist….is 3000 hrs alot for a diesel mower? ¬† I know it is for a gas machine but I don’t know..”

Tim then gave us [...]

Fixing up and Selling mowers for extra money

I was talking to a lawn care operator who repairs and fixes up discarded mowers. In fact, people actually know him to drop off their old unwanted mowers and he fixes them up and sells them. Check out his inventory. He even has a hedge trimmer for sale on the far left.
Why not!
Maybe this is [...]

Lawn Mower repair service marketing flyer

Thanks to Patrick for this great idea.
Lawn Mower Repair Flyer
You can put together a flyer you can use to find more work in the fall and winter. Consider included a coupon for a fall clean up with a mower maintenance. While you are fixing their mower, you might as well offer them a fall yard [...]