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rolext_tonight
08-14-2008, 04:16 PM
2006 dodge ram 4x4
18 ft. trailman trailor w trimmer racks
2007 kubota b3030 w/ cab (air\heat)
6 ft. Tebban brush hog
6 ft blade
5 ft. finish\belly mower kubota
craftsman 52 in riding lawn mower
red max trimmer
artic cat 400 4 wheeler w/35 gal. sprayer 12 ft spray
seed\fert hopper 100 lbs. pulls behind 4 wheeler
I need some ideas for what type of blower. Eventually I want to get a 52in. Hustler zero turn but i need to make some money with what i already have. I use microsoft office 2007. I am new to this website but all replys would be greatly appreciated. (may need some help time to time, so bare with me PLEASE.) Thanks Sean

MileHigh
08-14-2008, 04:18 PM
I see you already have a redmax trimmer...try out there blowers..there sweet. I have a ebz8001 that blows the hay outta stuff.

get some accounts too.

Ducati996
08-15-2008, 03:24 PM
2006 dodge ram 4x4
18 ft. trailman trailor w trimmer racks
2007 kubota b3030 w/ cab (air\heat)
6 ft. Tebban brush hog
6 ft blade
5 ft. finish\belly mower kubota
craftsman 52 in riding lawn mower
red max trimmer
artic cat 400 4 wheeler w/35 gal. sprayer 12 ft spray
seed\fert hopper 100 lbs. pulls behind 4 wheeler
I need some ideas for what type of blower. Eventually I want to get a 52in. Hustler zero turn but i need to make some money with what i already have. I use microsoft office 2007. I am new to this website but all replys would be greatly appreciated. (may need some help time to time, so bare with me PLEASE.) Thanks Sean

Its a late start in the season - best way to grab new accounts is early spring when folks are looking and plenty to be found. Folks at this point already have service - and its this time and earlier where they call you for other stuff (mulch/planting/removal etc) -
Its never too late to start but right now maybe applications and of course fall cleanups are another way of getting in late in the season - or just pulling favors through friends to grab accounts

Maybe look at firewood sales as another way of introducing yourself over the winter?

brandon9996
08-18-2008, 10:41 PM
08' F-250 Harley Davidson 6.4 Powerstroke
22' tandem axle RICE trailor with hydraulic ramp
2 07'John Deere x724 mowers 62" decks 27 hp john deere v-tech engines
07' Exmark Navigator 22hp 48" deck
2 Stihl FS 130R Trimmers
Stihl BR 420 D Backpack Blower

Ill never buy this much again it was outrageous what equipment costs now days.

Lawnut101
08-18-2008, 10:54 PM
Try Redmax blowers, they rock. You may be able to gain some jobs during the fall cleanup period. It's hard to pick up mowing accounts right now. Here it is dry and stuff. I haven't picked any up for a while. Are you going to get into snowplowing or anything? You could also gain some accounts by doing that. Or do snowblowing. It's cheaper to get into, and easier on your truck. Good luck

brandon9996
08-18-2008, 11:47 PM
Yeah ill look the redmax blowers up and see what i think i appreciate it..but man we barely even get snows here so i figure all ill be doing this winter is minor cleanups and cuttin trees up for firewood. I hear there is good money in that around here some ppl charge $150-$300 a tree depending on size and time it takes and sometimes the location and difficulty.

rolext_tonight
08-19-2008, 07:36 AM
I have a 6' blade for the kubota but im not sure if i want to drive a trailor around in snow and ice. to me its to risky!

STIHL GUY
08-19-2008, 11:00 AM
try Stihl ,redmax,echo or other proven name brands

Lakewlc
08-19-2008, 11:28 AM
brandon, you got a nice looking truck!

brandon9996
08-19-2008, 09:26 PM
Thanks! Im fixing to change the wheels on it though cuz im not liking the ones on it right now i may go back to chrome. Its hard to see where im backing my trailor up with that truck i been thinkin bout investing in a z71 gas burner but im not sure what 1/2 ton truck would do good on pulling and gas mileage? My equipment trailor is heavey and ive never owned a gas burner truck..

johngallaway
08-20-2008, 06:21 PM
Gas pulls NOTHING like diesel. We have a 2500HD 6.0 and a 2500 Ram Cummings - the ram feels like it has ten times the power. It's the difference between obvious struggle and really pushing it to get on the highways pulling 7500 pounds vs. driving like we normally do pulling 10000 pounds.

brandon9996
08-20-2008, 09:08 PM
Oh yeah i knew that..i should have gotten a duramax my buddy got a new 08 duramax LBZ and i like the way it pulls. My ford will pull good now that ive got a banks chip with a high ram intake and 6 inch exhaust but when it was factory my buddy's duramax would out pull it. But i wasnt really wanting two diesels i was thinking more like buying a regular or ext cab z71 to use as my work truck cuz my equipment trailor weighs about 3600 lbs so i wanted a gas burner that would pull good and i heard the 5.3 Vortecs would do it

Kennedy Landscaping
08-21-2008, 12:03 AM
I know you said you want to wait a while and make some money but first a blower and then get rid of that craftsman asap. I don't own one but I hear they aren't very good. My next purchase is a W/B edger. Good Luck!

brandon9996
09-03-2008, 03:45 PM
I sold both my 07'John Deere x724 mowers 62" decks 27 hp john deere v-tech engines one with about 360 hours on it and the other had about 420 hours. I replaced them both for a brand new Dixie Chopper 2460 Realtree Edition mower. I saw the camoflauge and i had to have it lol. But its got a 27 hp genarac engine with a 62'' electric lift deck and i got a striping attachment to go with it. So far i really like it. Its completely different because im used to the riding mowers and one of my workers always drives our exmark so its going to take a little getting used to.

brandon9996
09-04-2008, 12:13 AM
Sorry that mower is a 2760 not a 2460. I was messing around with it earlier and realized the number on it was different than what i thought it was lol. I hadnt learned much about the Dixie Chopper brands yet.

Rhett
09-04-2008, 07:29 PM
Sure hope you have a bunch of accounts to pay for all of that. Wow been at this awhile and could not imagine being new with that kin of debt

brandon9996
09-04-2008, 08:06 PM
I've got 126 with 2 guys helping me. I've got several local large businesses which take from half a day on one and another takes about a full good day to mow and trim which those pay really well. My family owns a cotton gin and my grandpa and uncle are big cotton and rice farmers and i usually help them during harvest so i stay really busy when it comes to working or I wouldnt get anywhere in life lol..

Rhett
09-04-2008, 08:23 PM
Good to hear. Scary to see that out lay in this forum. Saw this in the starting a business and thought to myself Hmmmmm.

brandon9996
09-04-2008, 09:21 PM
ive only been at it for 3 years. 84 of my accounts came from a buddy of mine who has mowed for 7 or 8 years that i know of and he just recently started med school so he couldnt take it on anymore so he gave them over to me. The rest i picked up from advertising and word of mouth.

TexasFire221
09-05-2008, 05:27 PM
How come everyone has such a hard time spelling TRAILER!!!!!!!!!!

brandon9996
09-05-2008, 09:30 PM
Well i would tell you why but i see your from the South also so you should know that down here it dont matter how we spell things cuz i dont give a dead rats ass how i spell

TexasFire221
09-05-2008, 11:20 PM
Its never too late to start. Im in Texas it is dry as hell here. I picked up 2 new accounts this week and 2 last week. Keep at it!

johngallaway
09-06-2008, 12:16 AM
I picked up an account today. I'm in South Texas.