40ft or 60ft ?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by harunh, Apr 22, 2012.

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  1. harunh

    harunh Legend
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    On my business card i put down heights upto 60ft.... but im only going to start out wih a slx25 .... then invest in a 60ft pole.... what would you all do ?

    and i dont want to remove heights upto 60ft on my business card it looks better and professional

    so what do you all think shouldi invest in 2 poles at once ?
     
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  2. bluemonkey

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    the problem you got is, when some one says can you do my windows they are 50 ft up and you have to buy the pole and then realsie that the poles cost a fortune and unless you got a lot of work at that height then they aint worth it, lots of window cleaners have laods of poles they dont use, but might one day, jst taking up room in a van
     
  3. simon

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    if your only starting with a 25 you might find there are a lot of domestics you cant do either, i have a clx 27 & there's a fair bit it only just gets & i'm 6"1
     
  4. vito61

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    Depends on whether you live in an area with a lot of high rise potential. Get out there, find out what people want and let them be the guide. I've got a 21' reach Ionics and a 30' reach Unger. The 30' gets used perhaps 2/3 times per week max, but then that suits the customers I've got. I'm doing ok with this set up.
     
  5. windyman

    windyman Well-Known Member
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    Don't waste all that money waiting for a 60ft job. You'd need lots of high work to justify it. Try to find someone local you can befriend & come to some arrangement where if you get a high job, rent their big pole for a day or something.
     
  6. simon

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    very good idea windyman
     
  7. adrian5139

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    seem to remember couple of years ago somebody started up hiring equipment out like poles etc might be worth googling for hire of window cleaning equipment you never know whats out there lol
     
  8. Belfastcleaning

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    60 ft pole is alot of money and you would need a lot of work to get it back. I take it you are trying for commercial work?
     
  9. harunh

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    I am going for domestic and commercial... but mainly domestic first then when i grow the business then the commercial work can start rolling in....

    shall i just leave the slx25 and get a supermax 40ft pole ? and a clx for small height windows ?
     
  10. Belfastcleaning

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    I haven't started the pole yet either. I was thinking of starting with a clx 22? Or 27? Then see how that goes and save up for a slx 35? There is that many poles to choose from
    And being new to it can pickle your head lol
     
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