I am recently out of highschool and into this full time so I know where you are, it seems like just yesterday I started out at 15/16. The last thing you want is to have that kind of debt. Even if you have a lot of cash save it...you are turning a liquid asset into something that could possibly be hard to get rid of. I would start with a hydro walkbehind at best, that way you might be able to turn a profit the first year. You really should look at getting a good used piece of equipment like a commercial machine used by a homeowner with low hours, I see these all the time. Then you can spend more money on a truck or just save it for a rainy day.
And skip the stihl stuff, I have a lot of handhelds and that stihl equipment is a total waste of money. I'd get an echo/shindaiwa/or redmax trimmer and a handheld blower.
Good luck, PM me if you have any questions, I'd love to help.
Scag, Exmark, Honda, Shindaiwa, Redmax. Commercial and residential Lawncare, Irrigation (LI and BPAT), and Landscaping. Fully insured.
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