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Old 10-04-2006, 05:26 PM
MANICURED LAWNS MANICURED LAWNS is offline
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Breaking into the game

Im going through the same thing only different. I just got out of the Marine Corp last month, I mowed before I joined the Marines for my father who continued while I was away and now I'm out and trying to pick up where I left off...lil late in the season to start but I had some money saved. I bought a Walker 31 hp with the GHS back in July for the picky/irrigated jobs and bought a Toro Z Master diesel yesterday because I was getting jobs that I didn't want to use the Walker on..point being don't spend a bunch of money on a machine that doesn't meet all of your needs. If you're considering a walk behind take a look at the Better Quick 36 @ www.betteroutdoorproducts.com they have package deals which is good for people just starting out. If 36 inch cut is too small I believe they're making a 42" or 44" next year. Good Luck buddy Semper Fi
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Old 10-04-2006, 07:44 PM
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Im going through the same thing only different. I just got out of the Marine Corp last month, I mowed before I joined the Marines for my father who continued while I was away and now I'm out and trying to pick up where I left off...lil late in the season to start but I had some money saved. I bought a Walker 31 hp with the GHS back in July for the picky/irrigated jobs and bought a Toro Z Master diesel yesterday because I was getting jobs that I didn't want to use the Walker on..point being don't spend a bunch of money on a machine that doesn't meet all of your needs. If you're considering a walk behind take a look at the Better Quick 36 @ www.betteroutdoorproducts.com they have package deals which is good for people just starting out. If 36 inch cut is too small I believe they're making a 42" or 44" next year. Good Luck buddy Semper Fi
where are the package deals are they there any more? i cant find them could you give me the link to it? thanks
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Old 10-05-2006, 09:07 PM
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Hello All, My name is Nick and I am currently trying to get into the game, even though it is late in the year. I'm currently a full time college student with classes 2 days a week. My goal is to get approximately 20-25 lawns and make some supplemental income. I am also in the Marine Corps Reserve now, just got back from an iraq tour a few months back. I do not have a commercial mower yet, looking at an exmark metro 36 though. I already have a Stihl BR-600 blower, bought it knowing it is leaf time. Sorry this is so long but if any of you have any helpful advice feel free to drop me a line.
Thank you for serving. My bro is leaving in March for basic for the Marines, gonna make us all proud.
Good luck man!
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Old 10-05-2006, 10:52 PM
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You're absolutely right I was looking at them for the past 3 or 4 months and now they're not there, sorry about that. It may only be during the peak season I'm not sure. Anyway it included mower, trimmer, and blower, mulch kit, bagger....one kit included all that plus sprayer and spreader, another included all that plus a hedge trimmer..all Tanaka power equipment.
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Old 10-06-2006, 08:20 AM
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Thank you for serving. My bro is leaving in March for basic for the Marines, gonna make us all proud.
Good luck man!
James
Best wishes to your brother. Tell him we're all grateful, and proud of him!
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