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scagboy227
04-22-2005, 09:55 PM
Yeah i bouth this to start out with cause im 16 and wanted to make money.
I paid $850 for it and it is a 1998 with 850 hours.

A+ Lawncare
04-22-2005, 10:01 PM
is that a 48'' deck? shoot a line about the details on this mower, year, motor, ect.

how many customers do you have rite now and plan to reach by the end of the season? please give us a full write up about urself & ur plans..... whats ur fleet/rig consist of?

really intresting to see another young face in the green industry..... :)

scagboy227
04-22-2005, 10:05 PM
Ok, Well hi i am john. I am 16 years old
I live in east tenness and i have loved mowing since i was little.
This year i just went into the big mowing.
Yes the deck is a 48 inch and the motor is a 16 hp briggs motor v twin it is a 1998 scag with 850 hours
i have 13 yards now and currently in need of a used 1 wheel velke red or orange perferrabley

I plan on usiing this mower for bout 1 year and buying a 52 advantage hydro new.
I plan to get big into the mowing now.

ince8728
04-22-2005, 10:45 PM
not so fast, those things are built to last. If it works and cuts good you should keep it till you get maybe 40 or 50 accounts but why drop 4 or 5 grand when you don't have that many accounts. Just my 2cents. Don't know what the circumstances are. I'm 17, I own a walker 48"ghs 20 hp kohler, lesco 36", 2 21's, backpacks etc... If I wasn't so strained for time I prob wouldent have the walker, but maintaining 23 accounts, school and football in no easy task. Good luck with growing your buisness!

- Matt

scagboy227
04-22-2005, 10:46 PM
can someone please i mean please find me a 1 wheel velky i need one asap

Lawn-Scapes
04-22-2005, 11:32 PM
I have one (used/red).. How much were you looking to spend?

impactlandscaping
04-23-2005, 06:27 AM
Check into the Proslides as well. We have a single wheel hanging around here somewhere that was replaced by a Proslide..lol. :D

scagboy227
04-23-2005, 10:23 PM
I have one (used/red).. How much were you looking to spend?
Well name your price i dont have lot of money now but name a reasonable price

rclay11541
04-23-2005, 11:24 PM
go for a two wheeled sulky the single wheel ones leave a stripe down the middle of your line.

lawnandplow42
04-24-2005, 10:00 PM
go for a two wheeled sulky the single wheel ones leave a stripe down the middle of your line.

ya, i agree

lawnandplow42
04-25-2005, 07:54 PM
can't go wrong with a scag though

mole
04-25-2005, 08:47 PM
I have the same one bought mine used still runs great. would never get rid of it. Use it more than my ZII lesco. Have had it for 7 yrs.

stumper1620
04-25-2005, 09:51 PM
I hope you got the guards for them belts.

lawnrangeralaska
04-27-2005, 02:05 AM
i am also 17 with a walker ghs mower 48" 26hp efi and 3 21" mowers and redmax blower and stihl trimmers and a truck and 16 foot trailer.
so far this week is the first week to start clean ups. 500 bucks in 3 days not bad for 3-4 hours a day an never leaving my house but a nice hard working employee. i had 25 lawns a week last year. this year it looks like 45 a week. plus hospitals and huge appartment complexs. am and all lisenced an insurce with a llc lisence.

SuperFast
04-28-2005, 10:03 AM
I'm 19 just got a new hustler super mini z 52"/25hp kaw and had my trailer broke the wields gave way BTW it was a 5by8 tilt by the dealer gave me $400 trade in on it because of the problem now i got 6 1/2 by 12 foot with a reinforced gate heavy though something you Otha take in to consideration is the unexpected and now I'm low on funds but i know I'm going to make it it plans on raining for 2 days here I'm in middle Tenn. GI to you nice mower BTW i would hold on to it for a while my last mower was a 18hp Briggs Murray 42" it was a bad design because i had a problem with it and i took it to get it fixed and the did not know how to because it was so new they had to call the manufacture and find out how to.