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Old 01-03-2010, 09:55 PM
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i started age 14 with a little jd tractor 42" now 17 taking it up a step
48" wright stander
36" exmark wb
13hp billy goat
and the other **** that goes on and on
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:45 PM
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Got started mowing a neighbor's lawn when i was about 10 years old, used her 21'' lawn boy and after 3 years when she moved to Florida she gave it to me. Mowed with it into high school and picked a cheap green machine weedwacker and homelite blower. Quit doing lawns while in college, but worked for a landscaper days I didn't have class, used that money to buy a 48'' bobcat wb after I graduated and was able to mow again. Since then I've upgraded to a 61" procat to speed things up a little and still use the 48'' as well. Bigger trailers, trucks, and all the equipment for hardscapes, and helpers have come as well.
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:47 PM
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And by the way, the neighbor who gave me the lawnboy has since moved back into the area, and I'm mowing her lawn again, just a different property and a bigger mower!
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:56 PM
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little red wagon, ya know the ones you pull your kids around in. tied to the back of a off brand 42"mower. echo trimmer and stihl blower. drove it down the road to neighbors houses.
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:53 PM
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while in fulltime employment i secured a 10 day hedgecutting job at a stately house ihad no truck,trailer,hedgetrimmer,rakes i had nothing,so i hired somebody with all the equipment and with the money i made brought some tools to get me going.
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:07 PM
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while in fulltime employment i secured a 10 day hedgecutting job at a stately house ihad no truck,trailer,hedgetrimmer,rakes i had nothing,so i hired somebody with all the equipment and with the money i made brought some tools to get me going.
That's being creative! With credit not as easily gotten as it was, more people will start out in ways like that. Probably a good thing.
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:33 PM
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That's being creative! With credit not as easily gotten as it was, more people will start out in ways like that. Probably a good thing.
Thanks mate
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:53 PM
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My Humble Beginnings...

I started out by working for another guy...happened to be my boyfriend at the time. I had just been divorced and had been a stay at home mom...no job in years. After working w/the dude for a few months how saw how much better a job I could do w/my own biz. He said sure, gave me five accounts, and watched me grow. I bought a 36" Snapper new...then a sulky. Weed eater, blower, and edger were all Echo--new.
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:16 PM
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I started out with a mower and a dream
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:37 PM
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That's funny. I started my lawn because my original dream (of a perfect marriage) was shattered! So my NEXT dream was lawn care!!
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