View Full Version : Newbie with new equipment...

05-28-2008, 09:01 PM
Hey guys i've been on this site for a couple of weeks lurking and finally made a purchase...

John Deere z445 48" cut, 25hp kawasaki
John Deere Backpack blower
John Deere Trimmer

I went with the 48 because i have only 10 accounts and they are all residential. I just started this business to get some extra money.(Yes i'm doing it the right way:weightlifter:) I call myself Elite Lawn Care. I like the name but anyways i'm not looking to go big into this, i just wanted to do something on the side.... here is the crappy picture that i took about 45 minutes ago....

BTW, this site is filled with a lot of great information... Thanks


05-28-2008, 09:05 PM
Are you a john deere fan?;)

05-28-2008, 09:07 PM
Are you a john deere fan?;)

looks like it to me.

05-28-2008, 09:25 PM
Are you a john deere fan?;)

They have been good to me in the past, so yeah, i guess i'm a fan..

Supper Grassy
05-28-2008, 09:45 PM
Nice Equipment

05-28-2008, 10:23 PM
Is that a residential mower? The deck looks stamped, not fabricated.

05-28-2008, 10:54 PM
I'm pretty sure it is residential. But, for 10 yards a week, you shouldn't beat it up too bad.

Nice Equipment.


05-28-2008, 10:57 PM
Nice JD stuff

05-29-2008, 12:00 AM
yeah it's not the 7 iron deck, but i did not want the commercial mower for just 10 yards a week....it does the job quite nicely

05-29-2008, 12:04 AM
Nice stuff. Not too many guys with Deere handhelds, but a lot of green mowers. Let us know how that mower holds up.

05-29-2008, 12:06 AM
How do you like the handhelds?

05-29-2008, 12:11 AM
Is that a residential mower? The deck looks stamped, not fabricated.

Aren't all Deere decks stamped?

Looks like a nice rig, 00pewter. I'm not really big on the JD stuff now, though I used to be. For 10 yards for the next couple of years, that mower will do alright. It's hard to justify a $6000+ mower if you aren't planning on doing this as a career. Although, I did buy my zero turn prior to deciding that lawn care and landscaping would be my career. I think I liked driving it so much, it was hard to imagine getting an office job.

05-29-2008, 12:14 AM
nice starter kit

05-29-2008, 01:10 AM
thats a good looking mower you got there. :weightlifter:

05-29-2008, 01:20 AM
How do you like the handhelds?

i was a little skepticle at first but it's not bad at all. i really like the blower, it's a little heavy but after you put it on your back it's great. trimmer is very light and edges well. very easy to start overall is 9 out of 10...

05-29-2008, 04:27 AM
Looks good!!!

05-29-2008, 10:50 AM
Looks good!!!

Thanks, it's a good little starter kit...i'm pleased with it... i mean who wouldn't be coming from a cub cadet riding mower...lol

Lawn Enforcer
05-29-2008, 10:57 AM
Looks like you're off to a good start. Good luck!

05-29-2008, 12:20 PM
JD is the best