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lawnpro2210
05-01-2008, 10:52 PM
Hey whats up im mike .ive been in the lawn care bussines for about three years now.Started when i was 13 and will be 17 in june :) so heres my equipment.also some before and after pics of the trailer ENJOY

AndyTblc
05-01-2008, 10:56 PM
Where's all the pictures?:hammerhead:

lawnpro2210
05-01-2008, 11:01 PM
all work done by me to

lawnpro2210
05-01-2008, 11:04 PM
another shot of the trailer

lawnpro2210
05-01-2008, 11:06 PM
right side of trailer

lawnpro2210
05-01-2008, 11:09 PM
new toro proline

lawnpro2210
05-01-2008, 11:12 PM
mower again

AndyTblc
05-01-2008, 11:14 PM
Trailer looks great. What do you use to put the mower on the trailer, is the back of the trailer a fold down door, or do you use ramps.

lawnpro2210
05-01-2008, 11:14 PM
21'' mower

lawnpro2210
05-01-2008, 11:16 PM
my equipment

lawnpro2210
05-01-2008, 11:18 PM
48'' ridein mower is not mine its my moms lol

lawnpro2210
05-01-2008, 11:22 PM
trailer ramps

lawnpro2210
05-01-2008, 11:34 PM
Feel free to post your equipment to.

AndyTblc
05-01-2008, 11:37 PM
I still haven't gotten a shot of all my equipment. I should probly do that one of these days. You have great equipment. Did you buy all of it your self or did your mom and dad help you a little bit.

lawnpro2210
05-01-2008, 11:52 PM
purchased all of it myself except my mom went half on the 21'' mower last year starting out but every thing else i purchased all on my own and am still paying 4 :(

nosparkplugs
05-01-2008, 11:58 PM
Nice equipment it's good to know their is still some younger generation Americans willing to work. Keep up the good work

AndyTblc
05-02-2008, 12:01 AM
yeah, having to owe money sucks. But thats life, I still owe on my truck. My great uncle, who finnaly passed on about 4 years ago, had a bunch of lawn equipment, and he liked top of the line he didn't want "a piece of $hit" And he left almost all of it for me. So I'm like, hmm, I could go somewhere with this. I did have to buy my blower, and my mom and dad bought the simplicity, I was going to buy it, but they figured that if they buy it, and I move out, I can't take it with me. So yeah, thats where I am with that. What all do you still owe on, Probly the truck, and maybe the new mower?

lawnpro2210
05-02-2008, 12:07 AM
yeah, having to owe money sucks. But thats life, I still owe on my truck. My great uncle, who finnaly passed on about 4 years ago, had a bunch of lawn equipment, and he liked top of the line he didn't want "a piece of $hit" And he left almost all of it for me. So I'm like, hmm, I could go somewhere with this. I did have to buy my blower, and my mom and dad bought the simplicity, I was going to buy it, but they figured that if they buy it, and I move out, I can't take it with me. So yeah, thats where I am with that. What all do you still owe on, Probly the truck, and maybe the new mower?

nope all i owe on is the 48' mower but dont have to start making payments for six months and trailer.

AndyTblc
05-02-2008, 12:12 AM
Are you sure the total amount for the mower isn't due in 6 months, because when we bought the simplicity, no payments for 6 months, but total due in 6 months, that was on the yard card. It may be different for you, I have no idea.

deere615
05-02-2008, 12:15 AM
Looking good, all red fleet lol, good luck this year

Lawn Enforcer
05-02-2008, 07:33 PM
Looks good! Good luck this year-

RedMax Man
05-02-2008, 09:34 PM
That Toro looks to wide to be a 48" deck. Are you sure its not a 52"?

lawnpro2210
05-02-2008, 10:14 PM
That Toro looks to wide to be a 48" deck. Are you sure its not a 52"?

nope its a 48'' im shure and i love it.Cuts the grass perfect

DSLND
05-02-2008, 10:28 PM
Mike,

Your stuff looks great!

I'm only fifteen, and have paid cash for everything (parents helped me out a little with the truck).

Do you have AIM? We could chat there. Feel free to PM me.

-Mitch-

Carolina Cuts
05-02-2008, 11:11 PM
I'm only fifteen, and have paid cash for everything (parents helped me out a little with the truck).

G'lord... you have license at 15???? I thought the minimum age was 16 or even 17 in some states.

15???? holy cow that scares me. ;) Nothing against you personally but it just sounds so young to be behind the wheel. I must be gettin' old.

AndyTblc
05-02-2008, 11:15 PM
G'lord... you have license at 15???? I thought the minimum age was 16 or even 17 in some states.

15???? holy cow that scares me. ;) Nothing against you personally but it just sounds so young to be behind the wheel. I must be gettin' old.

He has his permit and drives with his parents.
But yeah that walk behind does look pretty wide, but it's probly the angle you took the picture at.

DSLND
05-02-2008, 11:15 PM
G'lord... you have license at 15???? I thought the minimum age was 16 or even 17 in some states.

15???? holy cow that scares me. ;) Nothing against you personally but it just sounds so young to be behind the wheel. I must be gettin' old.

No license yet. I bought the truck for a few reasons.

It was a great deal!

My grandma is the one who rides along with me after school. We used to have to take my dads Jeep, and basically it was musical chairs with cars. I didn't like that. Dad needs his car, and I really needed to get something of my own (yes, thats right, I bought my first vehicle when I was 14, sounds crazy but its the truth.)


Basically, I get home from school at 3:05. Grandma comes out and gets me around 3:20. I work until dark, and knock out anywhere from 5-8 properties.

I get my license in February.

-Mitch-

AndyTblc
05-02-2008, 11:44 PM
Does your grandma just sit in the truck the whole time or what. That'd get a little boring.

farmerkev
05-03-2008, 01:09 AM
Does your grandma just sit in the truck the whole time or what. That'd get a little boring.

Im sure he puts her to work!:rolleyes: I think granny could handle a blower.

South Florida Lawns
05-03-2008, 05:52 AM
man that looks like a pain in the ass opening 2 doors and pulling out 2 ramps. oh well at least you got an enclosed trailer.

AndyTblc
05-03-2008, 07:26 AM
Im sure he puts her to work!:rolleyes: I think granny could handle a blower.

Yeah, if her dentures don't vibrate loose:)

lawnpro2210
05-03-2008, 11:38 AM
man that looks like a pain in the ass opening 2 doors and pulling out 2 ramps. oh well at least you got an enclosed trailer.

ya trust me it is a pain in my a$$ especially when the wind is blowing the doors shut and im trying to back the mower out.But i do love the enclosed trailer because i can just get it and go after school where as if i had a open trailer i would have to woory about the weather and all my stuff getting wet plus security reasons to.

TomberLawn
05-03-2008, 01:16 PM
I'm sure you're planning on this, put a commercial trimmer will help you out a lot. My grandfather has one of those Craftsman trimmers and I had to use it as his house one day..nightmare compared to my Echo. Although the Craftsman has 10cc more engine than my Echo, the Echo has more power, it's a lot lighter, smoother running, and quieter. You can get a SRM210 for $200 and it would be money well spent. My wrists were sore from using that Craftsman for just 20 minutes. I couldn't imagine using one many times a day.

Good looking trailer and mowers, though. Sometimes I think I'd like an enclosed, sometimes I'm glad mine is open. I hate being in debt, too, but I'll soon be out. I owe some on my truck and my mower to my dad, but I'll have them paid off this year, maybe within the next month if I get a big job I'm talking with a customer about.

FinerCutslawnCare
05-03-2008, 02:50 PM
How old are you? I don't know if you have answered that quesiton already...I am only 17, looks like a good start and good luck this year!

DBL
05-09-2008, 10:54 AM
you have a very good start there keep up the good work

bobcat52
05-09-2008, 11:19 PM
Looks good man! go for a stihl trimmer soon! You will love it compared to that craftsman. Keep up the good work

Supper Grassy
05-10-2008, 10:23 PM
Nice Setup

S man
05-11-2008, 01:03 AM
Yes please get a commercial trimmer! It's painful to think you use the crapsman trimmer.

freshprince94
05-11-2008, 09:29 PM
Nice set-up bro! Ima repeat what the other guys are saying, get yourself a commercial trimmer!!

TheChiefsLawnCare
05-12-2008, 12:23 AM
Are you sure thats the Toro 21 is commercial and not just the commercial engine. Cause it looks like a residental mower and then then like you upgraded the engine to the commercial Kaw.

Danielslawnservice
05-12-2008, 12:37 AM
im 16 getting my license soon..... than will get my 1/2 or 3/4 ton pick up.....

tras
05-12-2008, 01:42 AM
Are you sure thats the Toro 21 is commercial and not just the commercial engine. Cause it looks like a residental mower and then then like you upgraded the engine to the commercial Kaw.


Yeah it is, i have one of the same mower.

http://www.toro.com/professional/lce/wpm/pt21/22164.html

TheChiefsLawnCare
05-12-2008, 01:53 AM
Ooo ok, yeah i jus thought these was the real commercial grade http://www.toro.com/professional/lce/wpm/proline21/index.html

lawnpro2210
05-12-2008, 05:30 PM
Are you sure thats the Toro 21 is commercial and not just the commercial engine. Cause it looks like a residental mower and then then like you upgraded the engine to the commercial Kaw.

Nope im possitive it %100 commercial and yes i think i will invest in a commercial trimmer in the near future.

hurley'sland22
05-13-2008, 12:28 PM
I am 15 i have a John Deere G15, Husquarvana Back Pack blower, Sthil FS 90 Trimmer, Stihl FS 75 Edger.

I have 23 accounts.

How many do you guys have that are in highschool?

Danielslawnservice
05-13-2008, 11:45 PM
i have 4 res. and one commercial.....church i takes me forever to cut the church cause i'm solo

M & MD Lawn
05-14-2008, 12:00 AM
No license yet. I bought the truck for a few reasons.

It was a great deal!

My grandma is the one who rides along with me after school. We used to have to take my dads Jeep, and basically it was musical chairs with cars. I didn't like that. Dad needs his car, and I really needed to get something of my own (yes, thats right, I bought my first vehicle when I was 14, sounds crazy but its the truth.)


Basically, I get home from school at 3:05. Grandma comes out and gets me around 3:20. I work until dark, and knock out anywhere from 5-8 properties.

I get my license in February.

-Mitch-

Im glad to know im not the only one that has to work till dark, around here I never see anyone.

M & MD Lawn
05-14-2008, 12:03 AM
GET THE TRIMMER MAN!!!, its seriously easier, I started out with one and it seemed so heavy compared to my echo.

derekarbeiter
05-16-2008, 02:38 PM
Nice equipment man! Like the Toro walkbehind. I'm 17 and have about $20,000 worth of equipment too. I have a Stihl FS90R and highly recommend their 4-Mix series. Very dependable and great power!

lawnpro2210
05-26-2008, 04:28 PM
Lets see some of your stuuf

derekarbeiter
05-26-2008, 06:26 PM
I'm 17 and I know how that being in debt is too:dizzy: No fun. But thats how you start out. Like the Toro walk behind and Stihl chainsaw. If I ever figure out how to post my pictures and when I get a decent picture when everything is clean at the same time:dizzy:, I will get some on here.

Kennedy Landscaping
05-27-2008, 12:14 AM
I'm only fourteen and have paid cash for everything including the truck. My parents helped me out a little bit on the trailer but thats it. Just bought myself a new weed eater and blower last week. Best of luck to you this year!

AndyTblc
05-27-2008, 03:18 PM
I'm only fourteen and have paid cash for everything including the truck. My parents helped me out a little bit on the trailer but thats it. Just bought myself a new weed eater and blower last week. Best of luck to you this year!

The onlything that isn't mine, is the mower, my parents bought that before I could pay for it, because they know if I move out, I'm taking it with me, and this way, they will have a mower. I told them I'm not moving out till I'm 52 years old or when they start wearing diapers, which ever comes first. But everything else is mine. I inherited half of the equipment from my great uncle. He bought the "best damn equipment" money could buy, excuse my french.

TheChiefsLawnCare
05-27-2008, 08:44 PM
I told them I'm not moving out till I'm 52 years old or when they start wearing diapers, which ever comes first.

Wow, i really hope that isnt really what you plan on doing.

lifetree
05-27-2008, 09:40 PM
Isn't that ZTR a Toro Timecutter ?? What do you use that for ??

lifetree
05-27-2008, 09:42 PM
Isn't that ZTR a Toro Timecutter ?? What do you use that for ??

Sorry, my question was answered ... I just hadn't read far enough yet !!

farmerkev
05-27-2008, 10:07 PM
Isn't that ZTR a Toro Timecutter ?? What do you use that for ??

Well I guess you figured out the first part of the question, but the second part, I would have to assume is, well, cutting grass.:clapping:

AndyTblc
05-27-2008, 11:34 PM
Wow, i really hope that isnt really what you plan on doing.

No, as soon as I find a rich girl to marry then I'll be out.

TheChiefsLawnCare
05-28-2008, 02:08 AM
No, as soon as I find a rich girl to marry then I'll be out.

Wow, sounds like u are gonna be a low life. Guys are the ones that are to support the family, and now a days, its both genders, and deff. not the woman.

rfed32
05-28-2008, 04:27 AM
No, as soon as I find a rich girl to marry then I'll be out.

i agree 100% man as long as you treat her right man and its love man

Wow, sounds like u are gonna be a low life. Guys are the ones that are to support the family, and now a days, its both genders, and deff. not the woman.

who said women cant support men...my girl is in college right now and if i was there she would still come out making more then me...we know our places and realize the deal she supports me in what i do and i support her...thats why now i pay for our rent and food and have the money saved for the ring and to get into our first house...i work my ass off now...and i know in a year when she is done and making money it will be shared money just like it is now...i think the who support thing is over rated...as long as you are happy in life and in ur relationship it shouldnt matter...as long as its a down to earth chick

AndyTblc
05-28-2008, 10:07 AM
My neighbor(the cities mayor) is 53, and has lived with his parents his whole life, and never been married.

freshprince94
05-28-2008, 10:14 AM
I think any girl could make more than one of us LCOs due to the damned fuel prices nowadays. And ditto the stuff said about women being equal.

corey4671
05-28-2008, 10:24 AM
I'm not trying to be one of the a holes that are common in this site. I think it's great that you young guys are eager to get out there and WORK. However, I've seen more than one of you make reference to woing money on equipment or being in debt. Here's the thing, don't you have to be 18 to legally sign for any kind of debt?:confused:

rfed32
05-28-2008, 01:08 PM
no i had a cosigner for my 1st car when i was 16...i was on the loan so it was my debt...i mean its not 100% debt on me but i still had debt...and never got rid of it since lol...the older u get the more u spend util ur real old is the way i look at life lol

corey4671
05-28-2008, 08:24 PM
no i had a cosigner for my 1st car when i was 16...i was on the loan so it was my debt...i mean its not 100% debt on me but i still had debt...and never got rid of it since lol...the older u get the more u spend util ur real old is the way i look at life lol

no..the Co-signer had debt and had the greater risk because if you decided at 16 you didn't want to pay that bill, it was 100% in the co-signer. anyone under 18 cannot legally sign up for debt because it is signing a legal contract which a minor cannot do. I really do hope you will rethink your philospohy before it is too late as well.

deere615
05-28-2008, 11:59 PM
I'm not trying to be one of the a holes that are common in this site. I think it's great that you young guys are eager to get out there and WORK. However, I've seen more than one of you make reference to woing money on equipment or being in debt. Here's the thing, don't you have to be 18 to legally sign for any kind of debt?:confused:

Thats why I bought all my equipment with cash, I would hate being in debt

TomberLawn
05-29-2008, 12:31 AM
no..the Co-signer had debt and had the greater risk because if you decided at 16 you didn't want to pay that bill, it was 100% in the co-signer. anyone under 18 cannot legally sign up for debt because it is signing a legal contract which a minor cannot do. I really do hope you will rethink your philospohy before it is too late as well.

From what I understood of contract law from my business law class, a minor can enter into a contract, but can avoid or nullify the contract, so nobody wants to enter into a contract with a minor. There is some kind of legal status that a minor can get so that business dealings are treated as being an adult. So, if a 15 year old wants to have signed, written contracts with lawn care customers, he could normally nullify the contract anytime he wanted to, but he can get a provision to honor the contract as an adult. This would benefit the other party of the contract. In contracts for necessaries (food, shelter, etc), a minor cannot avoid execution of the contract. This benefits both the minor and other contracting party because the contracting party is guaranteed that the minor will not nullify the contract and the minor is not a risk.