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stevenf
04-11-2009, 05:10 PM
I started with my dads 4x8ft trailer and two free push mowers.
This year I have all of the equipment in my signiture. Everything is paid off.
My next purchase is a 1/2 ton truck, then an enclosed trailer. Working on some commercial accounts this week.
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BTM Lawn Maintenance L.L.C
04-11-2009, 05:23 PM
sounds good..but why are your trimmers upside down..??

STIHL GUY
04-11-2009, 06:14 PM
looks like your off to a good start

stevenf
04-11-2009, 06:42 PM
Thanks! The trimmers just spin that way while driving.

Kennedy Landscaping
04-11-2009, 11:10 PM
Looks good. Bout the same setup as me

hitechlm
04-12-2009, 01:35 AM
what are you bragging about??

2brothersyardcare
04-12-2009, 07:27 AM
looks good you like the scag thats ging 2 b setup next year almost exzactly

Coastal Lawn Maintenance
04-12-2009, 08:15 AM
where are the guard on the trimmer. but every thing looks good

riverwalklandscaping
04-12-2009, 09:56 AM
trimmers bouncing around upside down like that.. it's not good for them

mowerdude777
04-12-2009, 10:02 AM
nice setup

stevenf
04-12-2009, 10:22 AM
what are you bragging about??


Im bragging on myself. I have come a long way from what I started with and I will continue to grow this business.


I love the scag! It gives a beautiful cut! The 16hp Kaw hasnt come close to bogging down yet. Only thing I dont like is the tension on the controls. It will start to hurt your hands after a while.

hitechlm
04-12-2009, 01:29 PM
theres not a whole lot to brag about

South Florida Lawns
04-12-2009, 03:30 PM
Why is it bad for trimmers to bounce around upside down? My trimmers do that all the time never had any issues, some of mine are over 10yrs old run just fine.

Guards are for girls that can't take a rock to the shin every now and then.

MortonLawn
04-12-2009, 03:36 PM
Why is it bad for trimmers to bounce around upside down? My trimmers do that all the time never had any issues, some of mine are over 10yrs old run just fine.

Guards are for girls that can't take a rock to the shin every now and then.


I think it's bad for them because when they sit upside down all the time, all the fluid etc.. runs to the top of the machine and out the air filter. causes you to have to change filters a bunch. I'm probably wrong about this though.

LawnTamer
04-12-2009, 03:38 PM
Why is it bad for trimmers to bounce around upside down? My trimmers do that all the time never had any issues, some of mine are over 10yrs old run just fine.


That's what I was wondering. All the racks I've seen let them spin like that. I own/have owned over a dozen trimmers/stick edgers that all ride in a rack like that and have never had a problem.

South Florida Lawns
04-12-2009, 03:57 PM
I'll get some gas every now and then that will soak the filter, but that very rarely happens. When it does you pull out the filter blow it out with compressed air and your good to go. But like I said that hardly ever does happen.

Those scag's are tough mowers. I have seen them mowing in some harsh conditions and leave a beautiful cut.

As soon as my non greaseable spindles go out on the stander I'll throw the scag spindles in there.

mudcat
04-12-2009, 04:09 PM
what are you bragging about??

:hammerhead: There is always one in the bunch!

Looks like a nice setup.

hitechlm
04-12-2009, 04:52 PM
im sorry but i just dont see why someone would brag about a belt drive scag, or some echo trimmers.

DLCS
04-12-2009, 05:29 PM
Buy the Trimmer Trap and your trimmers will not spin around.



As far as bragging, I think he just meant he was showing off his equipment. Same thing that just about everyone else does on this thread.

merrimacmill
04-12-2009, 05:51 PM
im sorry but i just dont see why someone would brag about a belt drive scag, or some echo trimmers.

Because he has come a long way in a short amount of time. Judging by that ignorance, I feel like you must be a worker on another companies crew. If your an owner, how did you start? :hammerhead:I know when I was able to invest more into my business, and grow, I was pretty damn proud.


Looks like a nice set up, keep up the good work!

stevenf
04-12-2009, 06:23 PM
I appriciate the good comments. Might not seem like it to others but this setup cost a good bit of money compared to two push mowers and a trailer I borrowed.
My plans are to double and have a 48-52" rider by next season.

hitechlm
04-12-2009, 06:28 PM
I own my own company. When i started back in 02 i was working for a large lawn care company and i purchased my first mower. it was a new 48" toro hydro walk behind and stihl hand helds.

stevenf
04-12-2009, 11:04 PM
I own my own company. When i started back in 02 i was working for a large lawn care company and i purchased my first mower. it was a new 48" toro hydro walk behind and stihl hand helds.

your first mower was more expensive then my first mower. Congrads on your startup success!

Jmill88
04-13-2009, 12:43 AM
I own my own company. When i started back in 02 i was working for a large lawn care company and i purchased my first mower. it was a new 48" toro hydro walk behind and stihl hand helds.


If you don't have anything good or useful to say, don't say anything at all. There are always a few on here like this.

J & D Greens
04-18-2009, 04:04 AM
That's what I was wondering. All the racks I've seen let them spin like that. I own/have owned over a dozen trimmers/stick edgers that all ride in a rack like that and have never had a problem.

By the way I think you are doing great to be able to pull what you have together all paid for in your first year.
As for my Trimmer Traps they ride with the gas cap up. I added thicker rubber inside the clamp to match up with the handles. It makes it convenient as I can just gas them up right on the rack quickly. I have no idea if it would hurt them the way you have them. But I am always looking for ways to shave time off my work.
Good luck this season I expect to see a Walker mower or Wright stander by next season for you!

Crew Cuts Lawn Care
04-18-2009, 11:15 AM
Good looking setup. Don't listen to the other guy.

T.Brandon
04-18-2009, 12:08 PM
How you like that shindy

hvphotog
04-18-2009, 05:49 PM
theres not a whole lot to brag about

having trouble at home it sounds like... be happy man !

hvphotog
04-18-2009, 05:51 PM
Is that a 280 Z in the background?