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post #1 of 7 Old 03-24-2019, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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Who offers sweeping services?

Happy Spring to all gang. I am curious who all here offers sweeping services? I have a 51 broom I picked up last year and would like to get into lawn sweeping/ dethatching (sweeping stones from snow plows etc.). My question is what do you charge for your service with comparable machine to a x585?

Also do you pick up the thatch, stones debris? My hangup with this is I don't have anywhere to go with it. I thought about offering sweeping services where I put everything into a single row or pile for the property owner.

All in all, if I don't get into it I am good with just keeping my property looking good and road swept clean.
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Happy Spring to all gang. I am curious who all here offers sweeping services? I have a 51 broom I picked up last year and would like to get into lawn sweeping/ dethatching (sweeping stones from snow plows etc.). My question is what do you charge for your service with comparable machine to a x585?

Also do you pick up the thatch, stones debris? My hangup with this is I don't have anywhere to go with it. I thought about offering sweeping services where I put everything into a single row or pile for the property owner.

All in all, if I don't get into it I am good with just keeping my property looking good and road swept clean.
I have a 51 broom with new nylon bristles and it is garbage on lawns. Will destroy the lawn in no time.
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I have a 51 broom with new nylon bristles and it is garbage on lawns. Will destroy the lawn in no time.
I have used mine on my lawn before with no issues. Obviously I am not looking to do my lawn weekly. Just potential customers who need sweeping services.

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07 John Deere X748
54c Deck
Cat. 1 Limited 3pt. hitch
540 Rear PTO

03 John Deere X585
54c Deck w/14 bushel bagger
45 Loader
47 Snowblower
51 Rotary Broom
54 Push Box
Curtis Cab
John Deere 10p Cart
Land Pride CAO556 Aerator

Sold
John Deere x475
48c deck
47 quick hitch blower

02 John Deere x585 rescue project.
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Re: Who offers sweeping services?

I see on Facebook in my area, someone is offering sweeping services for $60/hr. The broom is mounted on an X4?? or X7?? series tractor. Doesn't say if he will clean everything up.

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Re: Who offers sweeping services?

Commercial is all about understanding costs and limiting liability. I mow, till, and blow snow. You need to understand your costs and your market. I would expect sweeping to be a very limited seasonal event, much like tilling.

Without getting into a ton of detail I feel 60-70/hr is a good rate for a garden tractor.
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Thanks for the responses guys. I figured this would be very seasonal. Typically it is just spring time thatching, and removing stones from the plows. I will take your info. and do some figuring for my area. Thanks again.

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03 John Deere X585
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47 Snowblower
51 Rotary Broom
54 Push Box
Curtis Cab
John Deere 10p Cart
Land Pride CAO556 Aerator

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