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Old 03-02-2013, 11:59 PM
tjramsey2005 tjramsey2005 is offline
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Suggestion On Mower For Newbie

I am new to the business. First season here, don't claim to know much.

I have about 10 accounts so far. These are very small yards. In-town homes, again pretty small.

I know this is not a lot of money but I am looking to spend under $1,000 on a used mower.

I am looking for suggestions of what I should get. Again I know its not a lot but I am just starting out, and my yards are very small. I just need something that will make a nice professional cut.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:25 AM
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Small yards? $1k budget? Look for a used 36" belt drive mower.

Or, maybe a 30" Toro Timemaster. You could probably get one of those brand new for under $1k.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:27 AM
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You could get a very durable honda HRC 216 mower for under $1000 used, I think new they are close to that or more. The down side is that is a 21" mower so obviously not too productive. You could possibly find a 36" Exmark or Scag hydro driven walk behind for 1000.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:08 PM
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Small yards? $1k budget? Look for a used 36" belt drive mower.

Or, maybe a 30" Toro Timemaster. You could probably get one of those brand new for under $1k.
my first thoughts as well
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:23 PM
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To start with are you go to be full time ? Or is this a part time to start out with.?
And what do you have now ?
And what looking for ?
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:41 PM
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Reply to: To start with are you go to be full time ? Or is this a part time to start out with.?
And what do you have now ?
And what looking for ?

I am mowing 10 lawns and I am looking for something that will do a professional cut - basically the best I can get for my small budget.

I do not have a mower yet.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:59 PM
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i financed my first mower saved me some initial cash and its paid for within a year if you look this route go to your local dealers and see if they can work you a deal on a 36in hydro walk behind and get a bagger for it. I was at deere last week and bought a 36in floating deck with the ztr style controls and a bagger 0% for 36 months
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:31 PM
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because you mentioned the small lawns, id start with a honda HRC216. new they are 1250. Its a hair over your budget, but for that price you have a new mower and not have to worry about how the previous owner cared for their equipment. Or you can easily find a good used one for around 550-750 bucks.

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