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born2farm
03-10-2008, 09:41 PM
There is hope out there for us.

I have been mowing for 3 years and im only 15 right now. I have been mowing with this same push mower and handhelds this whole time. Last year I was able to save up enough to buy me a John Deere lx176 rider with 38in deck. I mowed 6 lawns last year and hope to have 10 this year.

I recently bought this trailer and rigged it up to hold all of my equipment to travel around town with.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c128/born2farm/trailer1.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c128/born2farm/trailer2.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c128/born2farm/trailer3.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c128/born2farm/trailer4.jpg

I know ill probably catch crap and be called a lowballer and an unlicensed unprofessional kid but everyone has to start somwhere. I dont lowball I charge no less then 20 a yard and that is only on flat open intown yards. My going rate is around 30.

born2farm
03-10-2008, 09:42 PM
more pics.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c128/born2farm/trailer5.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c128/born2farm/trailer6.jpg

Jay Ray
03-10-2008, 10:03 PM
You stay with it and best of luck. But please get a slow moving safety triangle for the trailer too -- live to mow another day.

Carolina Cuts
03-10-2008, 10:07 PM
I love it.... take that ambition and Rock On junior!

rcracer
03-10-2008, 10:10 PM
awesome good luck!:usflag:

CALandscapes
03-10-2008, 10:12 PM
I'm impressed. You must have a good work ethic..

Keep at it!

corey4671
03-10-2008, 10:53 PM
please get a slow moving safety triangle for the trailer too -- live to mow another day.

I was thinking the same thing...if nothin else get some reflective tape. Don't be ashamed of tha setup...I used to have one just like it and I was 22. Had several yards within close proximity to my house. Didn't amke sense to move the truck.

rmmllc
03-11-2008, 01:10 AM
Good unit- I started like that, but with a bike trailer. Wish I had pictures. Don't sell yourself short- charge what the big boys do if you work as well as they do.

RWS
03-11-2008, 01:24 AM
I think your doing great.

Turf Commando
03-11-2008, 02:54 AM
I remember when I was 15 with a (Grass Handler)32'' 8hp lawn tractor made by MTD, pulling a dump cart, Just like you.:waving:

Drove mine, down M-89 highway to job sites, across streets, Memories...
It's nice to see your setup, thanks for sharing good luck this year buddy...Joe

rmmllc
03-11-2008, 03:38 AM
"unprofessional" is an attitude- you are not that. You may look into getting a business license to counter any other argument against you- may not even be needed in your area. In my city they are $50- may be less where you are. Good job- work hard, and you'll get what you want out of life.

born2farm
03-11-2008, 07:57 PM
Thanks for all the compliments guys. Im doin my best with what I got this year and hope to have a trailer and truck by next year.

I never thought about the SMV sign on the trailer but its a good point since the one on the mower is blocked. Ill get on that.

I figured lots started out this way.

lsu03
03-11-2008, 08:44 PM
looks good to me..... nice setup.. look into sman's setup too......

TNT LawnCare Inc.
03-11-2008, 09:13 PM
Looks good keep up the good work ! Get a small redrider wagon for the back of the set-up & you can hire 1 mexican kid LOL:laugh::laugh::laugh: Sorry i just had to ! Keep up the Great work ! !:waving:

TandM
03-11-2008, 09:14 PM
My friend has one like that he is 15 and has a 72inch diesel kubota 14g's. I just put all my stuff on the front of my tiger cub and go 10mph around the neighborhood I have 10 accounts and I get my liscence next will be getting a truck and trailer. Teens Rock

Simplecut20
03-11-2008, 09:28 PM
Well done, keep up that great work ethic. Make sure to always save a little for a rainy day.

Tobin
03-11-2008, 09:29 PM
Looks good man more than I ever had at 15 stick with it you'll get there. Dont be in a rush to get there either some day you'll realize just how good it was with only a wagon and a rider to worry about.

Keep it up

deere615
03-11-2008, 09:54 PM
Wow, you show alot of ambition. Congrats! Do you plow snow with the JD too?

farmerkev
03-11-2008, 10:10 PM
Thats a nice little setup ya got there. I am 16, and should soon be getting a rusty 93 F-150, I wont get a rider because around here you cant get one in most yards, but if I did, you can bet I would get advive from you.

On a side note, we should try and get a section on here for us younger guys getting started.

TandM
03-11-2008, 10:12 PM
I agree a teen lawn forumn I should start one and make a little side cash off sponsership for the site. Good Idea

born2farm
03-11-2008, 10:20 PM
Thanks for all of the compliments guys..I got alot more positive comments then i expected. Im really proud of my setup and even though its not some big 3500 PU and 22ft enclosed trailer it works.

Yes I do plow snow with it. It is kinda nice in drives and stuff but its sorta backup when the skidloader aint around. I hope to also put a plow on my truck.

A teen mowing forum would be great..let me know wut i can do to help get one fired up.

StoneDevil
03-11-2008, 10:23 PM
love the set up, reminds me of my wagon when i was a kid. oh the memories

jklawns
03-11-2008, 10:49 PM
Nice setup you have done a good job using what you have. Keep it up!

TandM
03-11-2008, 10:51 PM
Hey guys I will see what I can do to get a new forum what should we name it?

Supper Grassy
03-11-2008, 10:56 PM
Nice Setup
keep Determined and don't give up

DSLND
03-11-2008, 11:04 PM
Very Awesome! It reminds me of when I had something like that.

Stay strong, don't let anyone get you down.

I had that setup when I was twelve, I'm fifteen now, and sliding into a very successful year!

Check out some of my old threads for pictures of the stuff! A new picture will hopefully follow this weekend!


born2farm: I believe I have talked to you on Yahoo before? Correct me if I am wrong.


-Mitch-

Supper Grassy
03-11-2008, 11:06 PM
Hey guys I will see what I can do to get a new forum what should we name it?

new fourm???
for teenagers?

TandM
03-11-2008, 11:13 PM
Yea it is a great Idea do know how many teens there are on lawnsites. And All the dixs there are on lawnsite. It would be a spot where we could discuss. Maybye even just another spot on lawnsite.

KS_Grasscutter
03-11-2008, 11:23 PM
Just like my first rig, only I had a 30" Dixon.

Now I have this.
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r253/KS_Grasscutter/lawnrig004.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r253/KS_Grasscutter/lawnrig005.jpg

Supper Grassy
03-11-2008, 11:26 PM
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?p=2203463#post2203463

Voice your opionion on a teen section

TandM
03-11-2008, 11:33 PM
I just posted on their come on guys its time to speak. Nice rig ks. My truck would blow your doors off. I have a big block.

KS_Grasscutter
03-11-2008, 11:41 PM
I just posted on their come on guys its time to speak. Nice rig ks. My truck would blow your doors off. I have a big block.

And I get like 12mpg, pulling a trailer.

xxl
03-11-2008, 11:55 PM
we all started small so your not alone

TimmayB4
03-12-2008, 03:20 AM
Looks good keep up the good work ! Get a small redrider wagon for the back of the set-up & you can hire 1 mexican kid LOL:laugh::laugh::laugh: Sorry i just had to ! Keep up the Great work ! !:waving:

HAHA LMAO... wish there was a pic of that,

born2farm
03-12-2008, 08:16 AM
thanks for all the commliments guys.

dreamscapes i do have you on yahoo.

this year im hopin to add a WB to my fleet in the fall, then a trailer and some better handhelds after plowin this winter..I will just have to see how it goes.

TandM
03-12-2008, 03:31 PM
Hey Ks. I get 8mpg no matter if I am pulling a 30 foot gooseneck or my little single axle it doesn't matter what it is pulling.

TandM
03-12-2008, 10:20 PM
Bump bump bump

AndyTblc
03-12-2008, 10:45 PM
When I first started out, I had my bike, and a bike trailer, and I put my rake and weed trimmer in there, and bunji strapped the push mower to the back of the trailer, and me and my friend went down the street to a few peoples lawns, and thats how I got started.

wannabemowing
03-18-2008, 10:02 PM
I am 19 and going to college and have been thinking of getting into the lawn care business once I graduate being I live 3 hours from where I go to school and I just want to say that you are a great motivator. I see something like what you have and I realize you don't need a lot of equipment to get started just a good work ethic and I have one of those so I guess I have a start:) Keep up the good work you are going to do extremely well!!

born2farm
03-18-2008, 10:07 PM
I am 19 and going to college and have been thinking of getting into the lawn care business once I graduate being I live 3 hours from where I go to school and I just want to say that you are a great motivator. I see something like what you have and I realize you don't need a lot of equipment to get started just a good work ethic and I have one of those so I guess I have a start:) Keep up the good work you are going to do extremely well!!

Thanks!! ya in my eyes to an extent it dont matter what equipment you have its how u use it and how well you sell your biz. although it may be hard gettin customers at time stick with it and youll suceed someday

Chuckie
03-20-2008, 01:01 AM
I love it. Keep up the good work. Reminds me of the days of my crapsman in the back of the ole ford escort exp.