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Old 08-17-2012, 11:32 PM
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Pretty new lawn care pro in kansas

Hey!

I am a one season vet to lawn care and landscaping. I have been doing tree work for 3 seasons now, but this year i hit the ads and really started to make things happen. Getting some good insurance has proved to be a bear but its coming in the next few weeks! Im looking for a better trailer as of earlier today when i made my bank run, and that will be coming soon! And after that, i have an apartment complex who called me last week about snow removal, tree work, and weekly lawn care, that i am planning on signing a contract with for at least a year! Right now im sitting at 8 weekly, 1 biweekly, and about 2 landscaping jobs a week, as well as about 3 or 4 tree jobs a week.
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18' Dump

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Exmark 36" metro, 14hp belt drive, walk behind
Scag 36" 16hp advantage deck, belt drive, walk behind
Lawnboy 21" 9hp commercial walk behinds x3
All Stihl Handhelds


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Thanks to Petzl, Buckingham, and Yale I am still alive!


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Old 08-18-2012, 02:34 PM
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Congrats, at 16 you are really doing great. Wish I had ben as dedicated as you 20 years ago, lol
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:19 PM
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Howdy Kansan ...

Curious, aside from money or equipment, what do you like better for work and demands on your time, the lawn end, or the tree end?

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Old 08-19-2012, 02:54 AM
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I really enjoy doing the tree care. It is officially the hardest work ever, but it is fun and it changes every day, which is fun as well. I would like to take my company into just tree and landscaping, but I don't have a skid steer or a heavy enough trailer or truck I really do heavy landscaping yet.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:12 PM
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Question, should I get a picture thread going? Or just post some on here?
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Trucks and Trailers
'95 F-250 4X4, long bed, extended cab
^7.3 all the way
14', 16' Mowing
18' Dump

Lawn Gear
Exmark 36" metro, 14hp belt drive, walk behind
Scag 36" 16hp advantage deck, belt drive, walk behind
Lawnboy 21" 9hp commercial walk behinds x3
All Stihl Handhelds


Tree Gear
All Husquvarna saws: Everything from 14" Climbing to 48" 3/4 Wrap.
Thanks to Petzl, Buckingham, and Yale I am still alive!


And I'm 18...
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