View Full Version : Humble Beginning

05-18-2011, 08:47 AM
This isn't really my very first year in the business. My brother and I used to mow a few clients throughout high school and now that I'm working through college I am starting out on my own.

I have a new Red Hawk 48in belt drive walk behind, Husqvarna 21, Echo trimmer, Husqvarna blower. I'll post more work pictures as I get them.

I've been checking this site pretty often and so far I have found lots of useful tips. Thanks!

05-18-2011, 08:52 AM
Beautiful cut!! I don't care what you have, if you can do that you will get the business for sure. Happy cutting!:drinkup:

05-18-2011, 09:10 AM
Really nice job! Good luck,

05-18-2011, 09:11 AM
Nice stripes man

05-18-2011, 04:48 PM
Nice stripes How do you like the Redhawk?

05-18-2011, 06:34 PM
Darn nice set up! Good luck, you will grow fast with those stripes

05-18-2011, 07:23 PM
So far I like the Red Hawk a lot. My first commercial mower was a toro proline 44''. The red hawk is really comparable to the toro, the belt drive and transmission are pretty close to the same if not exactly the same. This one has a bigger engine and plenty of power for me. The only thing I don't enjoy is that it's hard to raise and lower the deck evenly. The mower is set up so that you add and remove spacers to the front wheels to lower or raise it (this is the easiest way, the others include removing the blades and adding spacers there) they say that just changing the front wheels height won't affect the cut but I really think the pitch is important, so I really just make sure to cut everyone at the same height. But all in all its a great mower for the price.

05-18-2011, 07:28 PM
Looks good keep it up.

05-18-2011, 07:33 PM
Here's a better picture of my equipment.

05-18-2011, 07:34 PM
Is your trimmer bent or is it just the pic?

05-18-2011, 07:42 PM
nice job! and that trimmer looks bent i hope its just the pic lol looks like someone steped on it while it was on the ground lol

05-18-2011, 07:43 PM
Here's a few lawns I cut today.

Yes the trimmer is a little bent. Someone ran over it with a 4 wheeler and we got it straightened out as best we could. It's still a little bent but it works fine.

05-18-2011, 10:03 PM
Looks great,poor echo trimmer lol..best of luck

05-19-2011, 10:30 AM
Does anyone have any advice for getting new customers in the middle of the season? I hung flyers around the city early this season and I got about 12 regulars and every once in a while I pick up a one time job but I would like to grab a few more customers now before it gets to be too late in the season.

05-19-2011, 01:37 PM
ad in the newspaper or more door hangers would be my suggestion.

Turf Logic
05-19-2011, 03:07 PM
Nothing wrong with humble beginnings. Good luck to ya.

Patriot Services
05-19-2011, 04:28 PM
Nice work. Goes to prove you don't need a ton of debt to get started.
Posted via Mobile Device

05-19-2011, 09:34 PM
very nice work!....now you can go buy a husqvarna trimmer to match your other stuff lol

06-02-2011, 08:29 PM
I got a call the other day from someone who hasn't cut there grass all year and he needed to get it done before the city fined him. So I tried with my mowers for about 10 minutes before deciding to rent a Billy Goat brush cutter. The machine worked great and it cuts through just about anything, it worked out great because I got another call from someone else wanting to clear out a small field.