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Old 04-25-2006, 09:03 PM
03silvers 03silvers is offline
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Walk behind advice - Advertising too

Hi all, i am licensed and insured and finally got my doorhangers. I have been passing them out and was wondering what other ways this late in the season might be a cheap successful way to get some accounts.

Equipment wise i am working with a 6x14 trailer
Ariens 21"
Toro Commercial 21" (no side discharge so that sucks, only bagging)
Robin 4stroke trimmer
Troybuilt backpack blower (it works so im not complaining)

I have a budget (Credit card) of 2000 to spend on a walk behind. I want to pull a sulky with it and it needs to be a 42" and up. I was thinking 36" but it just isnt much bigger than a 21"

I have Toro, Scag close by and like the toro line.
the toro 1638HXL i can get for 1900 but i think its a homeowner model but im not sure. Anyway what would you spend your 2000 on?
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:21 PM
cwlawley cwlawley is offline
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I would buy a used 42-48" walk behind with about 1300-1500 of it out of the classified news, use about 250.00 on drumming up some more business and keep the rest. Why spend extra money on a credit card if you don't need to.
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:30 PM
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Get you a good used scag or exmark, buy a used sulky, rework the bushings if necessary and go to work. Take small steps, the rest will come. If you are a hard worker and do good buisness, it will all come together. Good luck..
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Old 04-25-2006, 11:12 PM
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Good business and quality work are easy to do...getting the work and figuring out the logistics of what to buy is that hard part haha
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Old 04-25-2006, 11:26 PM
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All I would say is by good used equipment and save whatever limit you have for emergencies, if you need it. I like newspaper ads for cheap advertising.
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