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Old 07-22-2013, 01:39 AM
jadelawncare jadelawncare is offline
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mowers and horse power?>

Hi, im looking into a new mower. I got my starter mower on the cheap brand new with a horse power of 25hp. it's a 42 inch deck and it has issues with most lots over 12 inches.. It bogs down and misses grass down the center. The mower was on sale and the salesman gave me a 15% off coupon. So i paid under 2k. which i was happy about. Well it made it's money back in the first month of business and then some. twice + it's money the second month in business.
I did not buy a top end mower because i was planning on doing it as a side gig. but the clients rolled in and the money was too good to resist. I have sharpened and balanced my blades 3 times in 2.5 months. i may be slow to get them done but it seems like i'm swinging baseball bats after a few mows! I obviously want to capitalize on it for the next year and mow faster and even hire someone because i'm drowning in lots to mow. Not complaining.. Seems one guy leads to another leads to a few others..

SCAG! those mowers to me look awesome and i see so many guys pulling them on trailers.. and i think why not my trailer!

I do so much residential and have 5 lots that my 42 inch deck doesnt fit through the gate so i have to push mow it to get my nut! sucks but i do it with a slight up charge.. is what i'm looking at..
19hp? is this a downgrade? my mower sucks no doubt about it but whats this horsepower thing about?
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