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Trevor8
09-13-2009, 09:01 PM
for all you teens out ther list your equipment, age, accounts, and what you plan on buying in the next year or so

36" Exmark TTHP
21" Toro
stihl hh blower
kobim motor with
straight shaft edger
straight shaft weed eater
homelite bp blower
hand tools
spreader
5x8 trailer

Next Year
lawn tractor
aerator
cyclone rake
truck


include pics

THSG
09-13-2009, 09:12 PM
for all you teens out ther list your equipment, age, accounts, and what you plan on buying in the next year or so

36" Exmark TTHP
21" Toro
stihl hh blower
kobim motor with
straight shaft edger
straight shaft weed eater
homelite bp blower
hand tools
spreader
5x8 trailer

Next Year
lawn tractor
aerator
cyclone rake
truck


include pics

How old are you?

I am 17. I have about 20 accounts.

My equipment:

1992 GMC Sierra 1500
4x8 trailer
48" Ferris 14hp kawasaki belt drive
36" Exmark Metro 14hp kohler belt drive
21" snapper 5hp
21" honda harmony 6.75hp
Stihl fs55r
Stihl br86c
black and decker electric hedge trimmer

Soon to come:

6x12 or 14 trailer- this month
60" ztr- beginning of next year
br550 or 600- next year some time
another stihl trimmer- some time next year
power washer- as early as spring
aerator- before next fall

hondarancher4435
09-13-2009, 09:26 PM
i'm 16

1996 dodge ram 2500 cummins :cool2:

6x14 trailer

Gravely pro 50

Craftsman 20hp garden tractor

Husqvarna 223L trimmer

Ryobi backup trimmer

Husqvarna chainsaw

echo blower

little wonder walk behind blower

several cheap push mowers

powernoje
09-13-2009, 09:30 PM
14 years old...

14 accts...

2003 Chevy S10
2008 World Lawn 28" WB
2008 Honda 21" HRX
2007 Cub Cadet Trimmer/Edger/Hedge Trimmer
2009 Stihl fs100rx Trimmer
2009 Sthil SH85 Blower
2003 Snapper 33" Rider
2005 Yamaha bruin 250 ATV with 48" plow
and 40" aerator
2008Troy Built 21" 5.5hp Snowblower
2008Troy Built 2550 psi pressure washer
Custom 5X8 trailer with Xtreme racks

next year:
New trailer
2000ish dmax truck
Used Walker Ghs


My Stuff: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=269455

Precision Cuts
09-13-2009, 09:37 PM
Im 18


I have 32 weekly accounts and 9 bi weekly accounts.

Equipment:
snapper 52" 25 kawasaki
Gravely 60" 27 kohler
Snapper 32" WB 15 Kawasaki
Stihl fc 95 Edger
2-Stihl Fs 90 R
stihl Br 380
Stihl Br 500
'06 Chevy 1500
6.4x16 utility Trailer

mowerdude777
09-13-2009, 09:40 PM
14 years 10 reg accounts 15 part timers
Exmark metro hp 48
Ferris 32
Snapper 21
Old Toro 21
Lawn Boy Commercial 21
Redmax 2401 trimmer 225 edger
Kaw 300 blower
Sthil bg55 Blower
Echo Gt1100
Lesco Spreader( I only use it at my house I found it for free last fall so I will use it)
SOON TO COME
2009
Trailer 5.5X10
Bigger Bp blower
2010
Another Streight Shaft trimmer
Commercial 21 or new 32
Possibaly a used truck or jeep with a plow if I get luckey

LouisianaLawnboy
09-13-2009, 09:59 PM
I'm thinking of getting a new truck, trailer, and maybe some handhelds next year.

My equipment is listed in my signature.

BTW I'm 18.

Runner
09-13-2009, 10:43 PM
I'm 16 and a half.
2009 Chevy 2500 HD with 9'3"" Boss V plow (paid for)
16 ft tandem trailer with super trimmer and blower racks (paid for)
60" 28 Kohler Exmark Lazer (paid for)
Stihl FS 95 trimmer, Stick edger, Stihl BR 600 blower (all paid for)
wheel barrow
scotts 40# fert. spreader
shovels, rakes, etc. (all paid for)
Everything paid for all by myself.
12 weekly lawns
Coming soon:
2010 Kenworth tri axle dump truck
JBC extend a hoe back hoe
John Deere 60 hp tractor with front loader and 16 ft. mower deck.
Jacobson HR9016T (for the larger lawn I have)

Fully licensed and insured.

Smithco Lawncare
09-14-2009, 12:20 AM
17 years old. full time with dad. stuff is in sig. 85 residential, 20 commercial

Smithco Lawncare
09-14-2009, 12:22 AM
I'm 16 and a half.
2009 Chevy 2500 HD with 9'3"" Boss V plow (paid for)
16 ft tandem trailer with super trimmer and blower racks (paid for)
60" 28 Kohler Exmark Lazer (paid for)
Stihl FS 95 trimmer, Stick edger, Stihl BR 600 blower (all paid for)
wheel barrow
scotts 40# fert. spreader
shovels, rakes, etc. (all paid for)
Everything paid for all by myself.
12 weekly lawns
Coming soon:
2010 Kenworth tri axle dump truck
JBC extend a hoe back hoe
John Deere 60 hp tractor with front loader and 16 ft. mower deck.
Jacobson HR9016T (for the larger lawn I have)

Fully licensed and insured.

seems like A LOT of equipment for 12 accounts

Keith
09-14-2009, 02:39 AM
I'm 16 and a half.
2009 Chevy 2500 HD with 9'3"" Boss V plow (paid for)
16 ft tandem trailer with super trimmer and blower racks (paid for)
60" 28 Kohler Exmark Lazer (paid for)
Stihl FS 95 trimmer, Stick edger, Stihl BR 600 blower (all paid for)
wheel barrow
scotts 40# fert. spreader
shovels, rakes, etc. (all paid for)
Everything paid for all by myself.
12 weekly lawns
Coming soon:
2010 Kenworth tri axle dump truck
JBC extend a hoe back hoe
John Deere 60 hp tractor with front loader and 16 ft. mower deck.
Jacobson HR9016T (for the larger lawn I have)

Fully licensed and insured.



Fell out of the chair on that one :laugh: I remember when you first came to this site...back when you were 7 yo :laugh:

Trevor8
09-14-2009, 08:37 AM
i am 15 and have 10 accounts

lyonsroar
09-14-2009, 11:23 AM
I give you young guys credit with all the equipment. When I was a teenager, I had an off-the-shelf lawn boy 21", about 20 accounts and no transportation (had to walk my mower everywhere). Kind of like my partents when they used to say how they'd walk 5 miles to school in the snow. How do you afford that much equipment at such a young age????

TuffWork
09-14-2009, 11:38 AM
I give you young guys credit with all the equipment. When I was a teenager, I had an off-the-shelf lawn boy 21", about 20 accounts and no transportation (had to walk my mower everywhere). Kind of like my partents when they used to say how they'd walk 5 miles to school in the snow. How do you afford that much equipment at such a young age????

No kidding, that's how it was for me, too. I guess if I'd spent more of my money on equipment instead of other crap I'd prolly be alot better off now.

steveo01111
09-14-2009, 12:29 PM
were are you kids getting this money from sum of these mowers cost more then i ever had at that time in my life

Lazer Cut
09-14-2009, 12:45 PM
grandstand (52" 23hp) fs90r

CowboysLawnCare
09-14-2009, 12:56 PM
i am 17. i bought a 2009 48" exmark lazer z. 18' trailer that i welded a back gate on it and made a box on the front. 2003 cub cadet riding mower. 2 shindowa t260 and one echo 2400. walmart brand stick edger. craftsman pushmower. custom gmc 1500 4x4. 314,000 miles on it. 20 or so accounts and tractor jobs.
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Lazer Cut
09-14-2009, 01:20 PM
All the stuff below plus the grandstand (52"-23hp) and fs90r

KS_Grasscutter
09-14-2009, 01:38 PM
19 years old, got 25 accounts, plus work as a subcontractor for two other LCO's.

2007 Chevy 2500HD 4x4 (old body style)
2000 Ford F250 with aluminum dump bed
2007 PJ 16' trailer
2009 Toro 32" belt drive with Tbar
2008 Grasshopper 223 52"
2008 Husqvarna 21"
2000 Walker MTGHS 48"
200? Bluebird Aerator
Lots of older trimmers and blowers

New stuff? Need a new deck for the Walker, and a new edger. Also some higher sides for the Ford. Other than that, I have reached where I want to be in terms of equipment, other than a Lesco spreader and a Bluebird slicer, that I will get next year.

Trevor8
09-14-2009, 05:00 PM
I'm 16 and a half.
2009 Chevy 2500 HD with 9'3"" Boss V plow (paid for)
16 ft tandem trailer with super trimmer and blower racks (paid for)
60" 28 Kohler Exmark Lazer (paid for)
Stihl FS 95 trimmer, Stick edger, Stihl BR 600 blower (all paid for)
wheel barrow
scotts 40# fert. spreader
shovels, rakes, etc. (all paid for)
Everything paid for all by myself.
12 weekly lawns
Coming soon:
2010 Kenworth tri axle dump truck
JBC extend a hoe back hoe
John Deere 60 hp tractor with front loader and 16 ft. mower deck.
Jacobson HR9016T (for the larger lawn I have)

Fully licensed and insured.

i hate to say it but i dont think you could get all that from 12 yards. They must pay big bucks

Trevor8
09-14-2009, 05:03 PM
my exmark was a 05 that had never sold until i bought it this year at cost

jeffslawnservice
09-14-2009, 07:11 PM
Age: 17
Accounts: 40
Equipment:
-2 lawn boys 21'' (both bought used)
-1 Echo SRM210 (bought used)
-1 Husquevarna trimmer (bought new)
-Hedge trimmer attachment for the Husquevana ( bought new)
-Pole saw attachment for the husquevarna (bought new)
-Craftsman bp blower (piece of crap) (boughtr new)
-Scotts spreader( for salt when it snows) bought new)
-Hand tools ( new and used)
-1996 Ford F-150 (used)

Purchasing:
48'' Bobcat mower (will be bought used)
Redmax EBZ7001 blower (will be bought used)
maybe a trailer (if bought will be used)

Other than that the equipment I have now gets the job done for me and everything was paid for by me. No sence in buying a whole lot of equipment until after i go through college and then go full time.

AkRowdyA78
09-14-2009, 07:16 PM
I am 18 years old. I have a scag 48inch walkbehind, 5 x 8 trailer, Echo Weed Eater, and a stihl blower. I right now I only have 3 accounts but looking to expand that next year since I bought most of my equipment last year.

jeffslawnservice
09-14-2009, 07:17 PM
I'm 16 and a half.
2009 Chevy 2500 HD with 9'3"" Boss V plow (paid for)
16 ft tandem trailer with super trimmer and blower racks (paid for)
60" 28 Kohler Exmark Lazer (paid for)
Stihl FS 95 trimmer, Stick edger, Stihl BR 600 blower (all paid for)
wheel barrow
scotts 40# fert. spreader
shovels, rakes, etc. (all paid for)
Everything paid for all by myself.
12 weekly lawns
Coming soon:
2010 Kenworth tri axle dump truck
JBC extend a hoe back hoe
John Deere 60 hp tractor with front loader and 16 ft. mower deck.
Jacobson HR9016T (for the larger lawn I have)

Fully licensed and insured.

Did you take loans out to purchase all of this because I put almost every penny I make (I do need some spending money so I take some out) back into my business and I still couldent buy barely any of the things you have. I was just wondering.

Creative Group Ltd.
09-14-2009, 07:22 PM
Us guys over at PlowSite would have a hay-day with this kind of thread! They don't like youngsters with lots of equipment! LOL

Runner
09-14-2009, 07:35 PM
Well tell THEM I own a snowblower, too. And it's PAID for!
Edit: And two snow shovels, too. LoL

Trevor8
09-14-2009, 08:07 PM
why do they not like young hard workers like our self. over half the kids in my grade dont work

SangerLawn
09-14-2009, 08:54 PM
couldnt help but notice how many people under 16 listed a truck.....how does that work lol

Lawn Care by Cody
09-14-2009, 09:13 PM
Im 17 with 22 Accounts

I have:

21in Honda HRR
21in MTD
Echo 225 String Trimmer
Echo PB Handheld Blower
assorted hand tools
1998 Ford F 150

Soon to buy:
5X8 trailer (this week)
33in or 36in WB

extremerc76
09-14-2009, 09:24 PM
man if i had half that equipment... lol
how do you afford all that

Runner
09-14-2009, 09:29 PM
why do they not like young hard workers like our self. over half the kids in my grade dont work

Trevor,
Actually, they do...atleast the very vast majority of us do. Don't let a few nay sayers discourage or get to you. I think most of the older guys that do get a bit negative, are that way to the ones that come on and do one of a few things. One, is think they are too big and bad for their own good. there are many young people who don't exactly approach the outside world with the right attiude - in layman's terms? Lack of respect. It is all too common. Another thing that gets to people, is when people come on and think they have to lie and build themselves up to impress people. We see it all the time, and I'm sure you've seen it too. Oh, don't get me wrong,...once in a while, there are some older people that come on and do the same thing. lol It just seems to be a bit more common among some of the younger crowd....Kind of a my truck is bigger than yours thing. I've seen guys on here who were 16, had all the newer stuff, and swore that they paid for it all all by themselves and running a solo act. Of course, they were fully licensed and insured as well, which is pretty cool, because a minor can't even GET their own insurance. This was the idea of me writing my post in here. I was just havin' fun.
But like I say, for the most part, I, as well as others have the utmost respect for many of the younger guys out doing it for themselves. I'll tell ya...it sure beats floppin' whoppers at burger king.:weightlifter:
I am proud to have helped a younger guy around here (a customers son) who started out mowing lawns in his neighborhood with a small tractor. He has since owned two Z's, and this year just purchased a brand new Lazer. He goes to college full time, brings his blades (couple sets) over on the weekends for me to sharpen, and he busts his rear end during his 3 day weekends to get his jobs done now that he's back to school. This guy has come so far - so fast, that I have full belief that he has alot of knowledge and advice to offer, now.
This is just a prime example of what some of gthe younger guys do. we have seen quie a few of them on here over the years do some rather phenomenal things. For the older members (who have been on for quite some time), they can recall Frankenscag, who we pretty much watched grow up. He used to take alot of ribbing from the guys, but I'll tell you...he was a heck of a fabricator (I don't mean in the word sense, I mean actual building things), and was rather intelligent. He built a pretty decent little business over the years, too (he is out of it, now - went back to school full time). These are just examples that it can be done, and I wish each and every younger person on here all the best. That is why I'm here...to help.:)

jeffslawnservice
09-14-2009, 09:31 PM
man if i had half that equipment... lol
how do you afford all that

I bought my equipment over time. I started out with a lawn boy 21'' (now have 2) a echo trimmer (now have a second trimmer) and a broom (now have a blower) but slowely bought more equipment if I had the money and could justify getting enough work for it. I just recently bought a truck ( less than a week ago) and I am 17 and have my license. Truck was used by the way not new only cost me $3000. About 75% of the equipment I buy is used too so its not as expensize as new equipment.

surgeon83
09-14-2009, 09:34 PM
There are two things that help teenagers afford tons of equipment:

1. No living expenses

2. Many will dump the majority of their savings into it. When I had 12 lawns with my $300 36" I saved up $5600, blew $4150 of that on a 48" 17HP hydro WB, then built up to 35 accounts by the next spring, which I was able to do in the same amount of time as the 12 lawns with only the 36" (with an extra helper too), etc. Many people simply have a passion for these machines, its what they want to spend their money on, and often it makes good business sense.

surgeon83
09-14-2009, 09:53 PM
I agree with Runner's post- it is usually the pissing contests some teens start that aggravate people more than anything. Its like saying, ha I'm younger than you and have what you have, so by extrapolation when I'm your age I'll have more than you do now, so I'm better than you. Doesn't work that way- a lot of valuable professionalism comes with age.

Anyone who's jealous of a teen with a big mower, consider this:

1. Most teenagers will probably stop mowing lawns to go to college
2. Most older people probably get more money for the same size lawn than younger people
3. Most older people have more stable businesses because of contracts, long-term reliable customers, more time to weed out PITAs, and a more steady flow of new people begging to get on the schedule.

JeffW0011
09-14-2009, 10:01 PM
14 years old...

14 accts...

2003 Chevy S10
2008 World Lawn 28" WB
2008 Honda 21" HRX
2007 Cub Cadet Trimmer/Edger/Hedge Trimmer
2009 Stihl fs100rx Trimmer
2009 Sthil SH85 Blower
2003 Snapper 33" Rider
2005 Yamaha bruin 250 ATV with 48" plow
and 40" aerator
2008Troy Built 21" 5.5hp Snowblower
2008Troy Built 2550 psi pressure washer
Custom 5X8 trailer with Xtreme racks

next year:
New trailer
2000ish dmax truck
Used Walker Ghs


My Stuff: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=269455

So do you pay someone to drive you around in truck you are not old enough to drive? Just curious...

TNT Lawn Maintenance
09-14-2009, 10:01 PM
Im 17 years old, part time with friend.
12 residential, 3 medium sized commercial & 1 average sized apartment complex

Current equipment in sig.

Comming soon:
2009 JD 225 EZ-Track
Refinished trailer (paint, decking, racks, etc)

adrian
09-14-2009, 10:15 PM
I'm 15, 6 Accounts +odd jobs

48" Exmark Metro
Honda 21" push
23cc Kawasaki Trimmer
Echo PB-200 blower

I'm planning on getting a back pack blower next season. Also, I hope to find a good deal on a truck over the winter since I will be able to drive next season. My goal for next year is 15-20 accounts.

I'm insured, and soon to be licensed. (My Dad pays for workman's comp. because he has a couple of maintenance employees at the trailer parks he owns; I was put on that plan, so legally I am his employee.)

Most importantly, I love mowing lawns and enjoy running my neighborhood "business"

--Adrian F.

murrayslandscaping22
09-14-2009, 10:17 PM
17 years old

I have 36 every 10 day accounts then about 9 weekly accounts
I have a 36in walk behind that i got this year that my dad put out the money for then i payed him back after the first month this year, i bought it off of lawn etc. I have a 1998 chevy 1500 that i got for free from my dads work. I have a 5x10 trailer that i payed in cash for. I have a pb 755 blower that i bought and am buying a redmax before i start my fall clean ups this year. At one point of this year i had over 65 accounts at one point because a guy was maybe going to sell me 30 of his accounts but i decidied not to because it was just too much for me to do with being in school still. I am getting insurance in my name in october when i turn 18 and and LLC. Next year i have 7 appartment complexs that i will be cutting because my dads friends wife works for a guys that has 7 appartments and i have already talked to him about cutting them. Im not on hear to lie about all my stuff and also i have one of my frineds work for me which feels awesome.

Lazer Cut
09-15-2009, 10:57 AM
You know people do get pissed at teens for having equipment and mommy and daddy buy them but a lot of us buy things ourselves. I have a 2009 f150 8 ft. bed two-wheel drive that I pay for myself (i do not need a 4x4 and cant justify the insurance difference of a 2x4 vs. a 4x4), grandstand I paid for myself, all my equipment with exceptions of a bg55 blower i paid for myself. I used older walk behinds that got me through most of this season then I sold one mower to add to the money that I already had saved up and bought a grandstand (52", 23hp). I have a 12 week old baby boy, so I do have expenses. I work my solo op and work at a lawn and garden place. I have 26 accounts. Pay for all my insurance, gas, mowers, trailer, still paying for truck- which is going to be about 3 years till its paid off. Work Lawn and Garden place in the winter, mow in the summer.

If anyone has any advice on where to get shirts made would be great. I believe I need a silk-screen company??

THSG
09-15-2009, 03:09 PM
Hey TNT how did you get your coomercial accounts/ apartments? I am looking into bidding some for next season but no idea where to start.
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Exmark Guy
09-15-2009, 04:26 PM
Im 14, almost 15. I have 7 accounts and am cutting them less often now. They all used to be weekly in the spring and most of the summer. Heres the equip: 17/48in. eXmark wb, stihl straight and curved shaft weedeaters, stihl hand held blower, old bed edger, and a 21in. push mower.
I started 4 years ago when i was 10/ My dad bought me the toro push, and a blower and trimmer. I payed it all off that year. I then cut for 3 years, and this year was able to upgrade to a 48in. wb, and still have a few grand left over. I also split wood for 2 years, and still am 2-3 times a week, and i worked for a home builder who is my dads friend last summer, and this summer.

This fall i hope to buy a toro snowblower beacause i have 8-10 accounts already that need to be cleaned every snow, and a straight shaft edger attachment for a stihl kombi. This winter my dad will be biding on school yards, and if he gets it, we will buy a 60in. lazer. Next fall i hope to find a nice f250 diesel, and a 16ft. tandam trailer.

collegefundms
09-15-2009, 06:51 PM
Im 16 have a little over 50 accounts now ranging from $85- $300 a cut. This is my second year in business didnt plan on doing this good but oh well. I started my business off because I play paintball competitvely and needed some money and so my team is pretty much my mowing crew so that we can pay to travel and all that. Anyway this is what i hope to do forever other than professional paintball. Tell me what you think. By the way for all of you that are wondering everything is for the most part paid for still owe a little bit for the exmark but bought by my parents paid for by me. Equipment in sig.

powernoje
09-15-2009, 06:54 PM
Im 16 have a little over 50 accounts now ranging from $85- $300 a cut. This is my second year in business didnt plan on doing this good but oh well. I started my business off because I play paintball competitvely and needed some money and so my team is pretty much my mowing crew so that we can pay to travel and all that. Anyway this is what i hope to do forever other than professional paintball. Tell me what you think. By the way for all of you that are wondering everything is for the most part paid for still owe a little bit for the exmark but bought by my parents paid for by me. Equipment in sig.

$85- $300 a cut? what kind of accounts are those? Sounds like you are doing good! Thumbs Up

RN Lawncare
09-15-2009, 08:48 PM
I'm going to be 14 in like 20 days and I started like 5 years ago when I was 9 and my mom, sister and me moved to the city after my parents got divorced. I used a rider then when that went a push mower.

I now have 2 mowing accounts gonna get more and 6 snow removal accounts.

My grandpa owns a junkyard and I got a Exmark Viking 36'' I've been working on lately I have a thread about it called mower graveyard its under pictures and videos section.

My Current Equipment:
Exmark Viking 36''
2 21'' Craftsmen Push Mowers
Craftsmen Weedwacker curved shaft 33cc convertibale w/ edger attachment
Old Poluan Pro Blower
5x5 Trailer
Craftsmen Snow Blower
Kawaskai Bayou 225

Gonna Buy Next Year:
Bigger Trailer
Walk Behind Scag
Stihl Weedwacker and Backpack Blower
Edger
Truck (Probably My Grandpas 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 No Rust 27,000 Miles!) Or Would Like A 2000's F-250 Deisel

collegefundms
09-15-2009, 09:51 PM
$85- $300 a cut? what kind of accounts are those? Sounds like you are doing good! Thumbs Up

Ya definetly those checks are nice to have once a month! Long story but short version one of my customers locally has a lake house in a community they all were looking for someone to go mow for them and they told me they would pay pretty good and turns out they do!

GLlawncare
09-15-2009, 10:17 PM
I've got a Honda HRX mower (not BBC one but nextite deck), Stihl FS45, Stihl BG 55, MS 250, and going to get a BG 65 this week, and an FS 80 R sometime before christmas, and another mower. I'm 16.

delabarre
09-16-2009, 11:57 PM
19, 37 accounts 55 yards... started when i was 14 driving a old cub cadet around town with a cart and a push mower with the homelite bandit string trimmer. now i have a 2000 52 in scag tt, exmark viking 48 in. a lot of push mowers that are broken. sthil fs85 trimmer and a lame husqvarna backpack blower. 16 foot trailer. 1995 gmc 1/2 ton. i am only paying on the scag

looking at getting an f250 with a plow and a newer walk behind ohh and br600

Kennedy Landscaping
09-17-2009, 01:09 AM
I'm 16

Truck: My Baby, 1994 F-150, 83,000 Miles, No Rust, Magnaflow Packs, 20% Tint, Many L.E.D.s

Equipment
2009 Trail Master 7x14 Trailer
2006 Gravely Pro-1336
2006 Cub Cadet 19"
2006 Toro Super Recycler
2000 Toro Super Recycler
2005 Husqvarna YTH 180
2008 Stihl BR-550
2009 Stihl FC-75
2009 Stihl FS-80R
2007 Husqvarna 125 L
2007 Poulan Pro Blower
2003 Craftsman Blower
2000 Toro S-200

Many Many Many hand tools for just about every need

Around 40 accounts, one being a motel, one being an italian restraunt, and one being a chemical company and their office. The rest residentials. Over the years I've also purchased enough tools and whatnot to repair just about anything that I own. I also have a shop thats behind my house, trailer gets parked at the shop.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=270658

Tyler's Lawn Maintenance
09-18-2009, 10:15 PM
how is it that all the teens can afford all this nice equipment??? i worked my tail off for some of my small equipment such as the craftsman mower and the weedeaters and blowers and the rest i borrow from my grandpa and my dad. i wont be able to afford a new walk behind, let alone a used walk behind for a couple of years and thats me working for the family company and my own company.

LouisianaLawnboy
09-18-2009, 10:25 PM
how is it that all the teens can afford all this nice equipment??? i worked my tail off for some of my small equipment such as the craftsman mower and the weedeaters and blowers and the rest i borrow from my grandpa and my dad. i wont be able to afford a new walk behind, let alone a used walk behind for a couple of years and thats me working for the family company and my own company.

How much you charge an hour?
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Lazer Cut
09-18-2009, 10:30 PM
Tyler,
You're only 15! How do you expect to make a ton of money when you can not even drive? When you start driving around you'll get more business which in turn you'll make money. I'm 17 and it took me about half a season to afford most of my equipment. Just work at it. I started off with a rusted 52" Snapper walk behind. You'll get more business it just takes time.

Tyler's Lawn Maintenance
09-18-2009, 10:56 PM
Tyler,
You're only 15! How do you expect to make a ton of money when you can not even drive? When you start driving around you'll get more business which in turn you'll make money. I'm 17 and it took me about half a season to afford most of my equipment. Just work at it. I started off with a rusted 52" Snapper walk behind. You'll get more business it just takes time.

i can drive and i do pretty good for myself. i am not complaining about anything, because personally i like using my push mower because i dont have to get used to something new. i am just wanting to know how these teenagers my age have scag and x-mark walk behinds without the support of their parents.

Tyler's Lawn Maintenance
09-18-2009, 11:00 PM
How much you charge an hour?
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i do not charge per hour on mowing however, i have a contract with a few people to pay anywhere from $100-$150 per month depending on the person. i do their landscaping also. this contract ends in november and begins again in march, or whenever they want me to begin.

jhawk60
09-18-2009, 11:57 PM
i do not charge per hour on mowing however, i have a contract with a few people to pay anywhere from $100-$150 per month depending on the person. i do their landscaping also. this contract ends in november and begins again in march, or whenever they want me to begin.

Contracts? You may think you have contracts. While I applaud your ambition, you cannot legally enter into any type of contract at the age of 15. Should one or more of those customers decide to not pay you will find that the contracts are not worth the paper they're written on.

And to those of you under 18 that are claiming to have commercial accounts, exactly how are you providing your customers proof of liability insurance? I don't mean to rain on this parade, but either some of these posts are just internet bull&*^%ing, it's really daddy's company, or there are some business practices on one side of the dotted line or the other that could land someone in some serious trouble.

LouisianaLawnboy
09-19-2009, 12:00 AM
i do not charge per hour on mowing however, i have a contract with a few people to pay anywhere from $100-$150 per month depending on the person. i do their landscaping also. this contract ends in november and begins again in march, or whenever they want me to begin.

Ya I understand that. Don't you know how much you are averaging hourly on lawns?
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Trevor8
09-19-2009, 05:40 PM
i just got a bag for my tthp. i charge $20, 25, 30, 40, 75

Tyler's Lawn Maintenance
09-19-2009, 08:29 PM
Ya I understand that. Don't you know how much you are averaging hourly on lawns?
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i charge per cut because some of my residential lawns are small so i dont take much time to mow them. i average around 25-30 depending on the lawn.

LouisianaLawnboy
09-19-2009, 08:43 PM
i charge per cut because some of my residential lawns are small so i dont take much time to mow them. i average around 25-30 depending on the lawn.

OK. Now how much time does it take you to cut an average yard?
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Trevor8
09-20-2009, 10:58 AM
an hour for a 1/4 acre lot

93Chevy
09-20-2009, 11:33 AM
You know people do get pissed at teens for having equipment and mommy and daddy buy them but a lot of us buy things ourselves. I have a 2009 f150 8 ft. bed two-wheel drive that I pay for myself (i do not need a 4x4 and cant justify the insurance difference of a 2x4 vs. a 4x4), grandstand I paid for myself, all my equipment with exceptions of a bg55 blower i paid for myself. I used older walk behinds that got me through most of this season then I sold one mower to add to the money that I already had saved up and bought a grandstand (52", 23hp). I have a 12 week old baby boy, so I do have expenses. I work my solo op and work at a lawn and garden place. I have 26 accounts. Pay for all my insurance, gas, mowers, trailer, still paying for truck- which is going to be about 3 years till its paid off. Work Lawn and Garden place in the winter, mow in the summer.

If anyone has any advice on where to get shirts made would be great. I believe I need a silk-screen company??

You bought a brand new truck and couldn't justify 4wd. Not trying to be critical, but why didn't you get an older truck with 4wd?

EagleGrounds
09-20-2009, 11:51 AM
You bought a brand new truck and couldn't justify 4wd. Not trying to be critical, but why didn't you get an older truck with 4wd?

Exactly what i was thinking? You can get about 3x the truck that he has for 1/2 the price.

Tyler's Lawn Maintenance
09-20-2009, 12:49 PM
OK. Now how much time does it take you to cut an average yard?
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on average an hour to an hour and a half

Lazer Cut
09-21-2009, 11:06 AM
I have family members that work for ford so I got a pretty fair amount off. If you look in my post it will be paid for in 3 years. I do not plan on plowing anytime soon so why the need? If I do not need it I will not but it. Why so critical about my decision? I wasn't looking for your input on my situation. If you also didnt read I have a kid. I had a 1999 F250 V8. Cracked head on it so got rid of it. Don't criticize me for my decisions thanks though.

93Chevy
09-21-2009, 05:04 PM
You bought a brand new truck and couldn't justify 4wd. Not trying to be critical, but why didn't you get an older truck with 4wd?

I have family members that work for ford so I got a pretty fair amount off. If you look in my post it will be paid for in 3 years. I do not plan on plowing anytime soon so why the need? If I do not need it I will not but it. Why so critical about my decision? I wasn't looking for your input on my situation. If you also didnt read I have a kid. I had a 1999 F250 V8. Cracked head on it so got rid of it. Don't criticize me for my decisions thanks though.

Sorry, guy, I wasn't trying to be a jerk. Maybe it came across that way, and that wasn't my intention. I'll try to word my posts better in the future. :waving:

Runner
09-21-2009, 05:32 PM
Contracts? You may think you have contracts. While I applaud your ambition, you cannot legally enter into any type of contract at the age of 15. Should one or more of those customers decide to not pay you will find that the contracts are not worth the paper they're written on.

Actually,...It is the other way around. A minor CAN enter into a contract. The only thing being,...is that THEY cannot be held to it. If someone tries to rip off a minor, the minor has power to litigate the loss. They will however, have to wait until they are 18 to file in most states (Michigan, for example). The good thing is, the statute of limitation does not start until the minor turns 18 (even though he would be well within reach of that, anyway). Now,...if the minor breaches the contract, by for instance, not performing his duty, no recourse can be taken,...because a minor cannot be HELD to the contract.

And to those of you under 18 that are claiming to have commercial accounts, exactly how are you providing your customers proof of liability insurance? I don't mean to rain on this parade, but either some of these posts are just internet bull&*^%ing, it's really daddy's company, or there are some business practices on one side of the dotted line or the other that could land someone in some serious trouble.

And this,...is fully agreed by too many on here, as common sense and logic prevail. I fully agree. I give credit to the kids who are working, and building for themselves,...and I even give credit to the kids who are just WORKing...even if they ARE getting help. But I still encourage these guys...just be honest...there is nothing wrong with it. I posted a mock post somewhere on here...it may even be on this thread a few pages back,...because it was a perfect interpretation of just what we see alot of on here. I've called a few out on it on here,...and even caught them up in it...Some just "disappear" for a while,...others just change their story around a bit (slight variations lol).

rusty_keg_3
09-21-2009, 06:25 PM
Im 17, but my bro started our comapny...

2009 Chevy Silverado 3500HD, 8.5 FT BOSS Poly V-Plow
2009 16 ft Trailer (tandam axle, brakes)
60" Lazer Z
48" Metro
33" Crapsman
(4) 21"s
Sthil Bg 85
Sthil BG 550
Sthil Weed Wacker
Echo Weed Whacker
Poulan Pro Chain Saw
Husquvarna Chain Saw
Poulan Pro gas Hedge trimmer

WTB-
52"- Exmark WB
36" Exmark WB

or 1 a Stander...

Lazer Cut
09-21-2009, 10:21 PM
Sorry, guy, I wasn't trying to be a jerk. Maybe it came across that way, and that wasn't my intention. I'll try to word my posts better in the future. :waving:

Hey no problem... All good

GreenClips
09-23-2009, 02:51 PM
I am 18 i have 27 weekly right now(changes from week to week with rentals i mow for a property management company) Usually i have more
fully insured and licenced. I am totally legit and proud of it!

Equipment-
52in scag hydro
36in snapper hydro
36in toro t-bar belt drive
fs55,srm-260,srm-210 trimmers
bg 85 and a 600 seris echo blower(dont know model off the top of my head)
6x10 enclosed trailer that matches my truck(1988 chevy Scottsdale)
4x8 open trailer(my sprayer rig)

Added this year-
65gal. skid sprayer
spiker spreader
lesco backpack sprayer
Ryans Aerator
Walk behind edger(don't know the name)

Misc.
I have baggers for all of my mowers
A few cheap push mowers
Jrco Dethatcher(love it!)
and a lot of other random stuff.

GreenClips
09-23-2009, 03:13 PM
For to say everything i own i paid cash for

Trevor8
09-28-2009, 07:15 PM
any more kids on here or what?

frontier landscaping
09-28-2009, 09:40 PM
yeh i started out with a la 120 john deere
now i have 30 accounts buying a toro grandstand 52 23hp
and 36 scag or exmark

thestripmaster12
09-29-2009, 12:01 AM
Most of my stuff is in my sig I think, havnt been on here in a while. Turned 19 a little less than a month ago. Right now I have roughly 55 weekly accounts, give or take a few. Everythings paid for except for the truck, helps est. credit for future loans.

Z-master man
03-24-2010, 07:42 PM
14 yrs old 5 accounts equipment is in sig...

DLONGLANDSCAPING
03-25-2010, 02:38 PM
17 Years old with 55 Residencial and 2 Commercial Accounts

I Have had many different walk behind over the years and this year just got almost all new equipment. Here it is:

-2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Lifted and cab lights installed with fender flares and supercharged engine and intake with a custom exhaust
-2008 Exmark LAzer Z XS 60" with a Brand new 0hrs , just installed 35 hp vanguard engine
-2010 Bobcat 48" walk behind classic going to buy in the next 2 weeks, i found it brand new for 2200 and couldnt resist it for smaller residencials
-2010 Exmark 36" Viking(i will be buying for gates instead of a 21" mower. I have desided to get rid of the 30" gated houses. (actually, i have offered to take down fense openings and gates to make them and 8 foot bi-opening gate to about 4 people, they all said yes. Take down the fense and install the bigger gate for 1500, and charge 2 dollars less per cut. WELL WORTH THE MONEY)
-2010 Sure Trac 16x7 Tandem Trailer
-Extream Trimmer Racks(3 trimmers)
-Front Tongue tool box with winch inside for break downs
-50" side gate
-2010 Redmax EBZ8050 Blower
-2007 Little Wonder 8hp SHO Walk behind blower
-2008 Redmax EBZ8001 Blower
-2010 Shindaiwa 34cc C4 Trimmer w/ speedfeed head
-2010 Shindaiwa t282 trimmer w/ speedfeed head
-2009 Shindaiwa 25.1cc C4 Trimmer w/low profile head
-2010 Shindaiwa t262 trimmer w/speed feed head
-2010 John Deere 26.5cc edger
-2010 John deere 26.5cc edger
-2008 Poulen wildcat 18" chain saw
-1981 John Deere LX176 fully restored with a 38" deck and a bagging system
-2009 Bluebird 4hp Aerator(my baby, i just her with 50 hours on it from a homeowner)
-2010 Bluebird Powerrake/dethacher(bought from the same person ^brand new)
-2009 Cub Cadet 45" Walk behind Snowblower


Want to buy/going to buy
-23hp Billy Goat Leaf Vacum
-6ft Dump insert
-QDS Bagger for exmark lazer z xs
-Exmark 36" turf Tracer or a 52" turf tracer(im only dreaming here)
-Bigger truck(f-350 for plowing for a f-450 dump, 1995 or later)
-16x7 Tri-axle Dump trailer for landscaping jobs of mulch, topsoil, and rock
-LOADER OF SOME SORT or a SKID STEER

aalandscape
03-25-2010, 03:14 PM
18, All American Landscape LLC
1999 Sierra 2500
united 6x12 enclosed
'09 Dixie Classic 50"
36" exmark walk w/sulky
48" ferris walk
stihl whips and blowers

All bought with money from previous construction Job, except Dixie which had a .09% loan

Trevor8
03-25-2010, 04:34 PM
just got insured, and got a Toyota Tundra.
I want to get a new 21" mower and a 48" Vantage

bobcat48
03-25-2010, 07:25 PM
15 years old,7 yards,equipment is in my sig.

Njon16
03-25-2010, 08:44 PM
I'm 19 have almost roughly 200 active accounts don't run with to much

F-150 v8 Triton/grass truck
F-250 custom/odd job truck
Bobcat 62" hydro
bobcat 32" belt >.<
3 or 4 echo shindaiwa whips
5 or 6 shindaiwa blowers and one echo
Backup exmark 48" rider
4 or 5 old school 48's old lesco's and such
can't remember off hand the size of the trailer >:|
EZ-dump *gods gift*
licensed and insured

1 full time 1 part time worker

soon to get:
60" scag rider
flatbed ez dump truck
a whole lotaa flyers


btw holy hell thats alot of equipment for 12 lawns over on page 1 O_O

plowmaster07
03-26-2010, 11:09 PM
Alright, here we go.
I started around 15 or so. Just helping a friend while on vacation. Then did a few more friends. With this money, I bought a case 210 rider- for a whole $125. Best 125 I ever spent. Then I was doing a few lawns on my road, driving the tractor with the garden trailer and mower behind it. Once I was around 16 or so. My dad would drive me to a few jobs near by. The I got my license :) . Was still using the push mower that was my parents to start with. This was about age 17. But it got me to a point in which I could purchase a little 6' trailer, still was using the case. Now here I'm 18- and then that died, and with mostly my money and graduation money, I got a 12' open trailer new for $1200. Over the last year, I was able to purchase a 36" craftsman walk behind, the trailer. And really get cranking. I'm at about 40 lawns per week. Looking to grow about 4x this season. And then look at getting a helper in the spring. The only thing that was truly given to me, was the Dodge ram in my sig. -There was a bunch of agreements made when my dad gave me the truck.

So did I get some help. Yeah, a little bit.

Also a full time college student.
19 Now.