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Old 03-04-2013, 09:21 PM
gpservices gpservices is offline
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7 years Landscaping 1st year owning

Hello My name is Ken, and title says it all. I took agricultural science in high school (FFA) then started working for a handi capped man out of high school taking care of all his landscaping, snow removal and firewood needs working per hour. Neighbors started noticing his yard and asked for our services so we started charging them and it turned into a buisness then last spring 2012 my boss gave me the buisness minus the equipment. So i bought a 2006 chevy 2500, a fisher mm2 8 foot plow, ariens 28 inch snow blower, a lesco z2 60inch z turn with tripple bagger (yes i know not every1 is a lesco fan but i love the machine and ive mowed on brand new jd z turns and i know machines as these are better but im on a budget) a new jd 36 inch walk behind belt drive, a scag 48 walk behind with jrco dethatcher and rak em catcher (spring clean up machine) stihl br600 back pack blower, stihl ms361 saw, stihl power head with string trimmer, adjustable hedge trimmer, blower, and brush cutter head and stihl straight shaft trimmer, enclosed 12 foot trailer fits 2 mowers, a 10,000lb flatbed trailer for rental equipment like mini escavators etc... All purchased over last year or so. I have around 40 plowing accounts 4 commercial and around 20 regular mowing accounts plus all the extra work like hedge trimming and lawn installs that come in from time to time. Im still solo besides my awesome wife that handles the paper work and learned how to run a mower and helps when she can (she loves the excersise behind a walk behind). Im a long time lurker on this site and finally joined and good to be here.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:47 PM
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Me too buddy..

Ive been doing grounds professionally on a air force base for ten years and this will be my first year as a owner.. Ill still have my full time job as a tractor.operator with a trideck implement ( nice ) but hoping to get 10 accounts a week this season....
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:47 PM
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Thats cool let me know what I can help with. I am 14 yrs. old but I know tons about Equipment not so much business and plan on doing ag. science in high school too!
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:52 PM
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Yeah MSlawn boy 10 accounts would be some nice extra income every week, and wishforscag you will love ag science i did, idk what your school has to offer but we even did tractor driving to welding way better then math lol
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:54 PM
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I'm going to Sante Fe high school in gainesville florida!
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John Deere 737 w/23hp kawi and 60in" 7iorn2
Exmark Metro w/15hp kawi and 36"ultracut2
Old 7x14 open equipment trailer
5x8 Texas trailers utility trailer (soon to have racks!)
Echo srm 225 Trimmer
Echo pas w/edger att.
Echo pb500h
A tube of grease and some gas!
Still wishin for that Scag Wildcat!
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:25 PM
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Horticulture and turf management student 15 years old and a proud FFA member placing 13th in the state overall for turf-grass individually and 2nd as a team!
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:49 PM
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Horticulture and turf management student 15 years old and a proud FFA member placing 13th in the state overall for turf-grass individually and 2nd as a team!
Cool bro. Im looking at the same type of courses!
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John Deere 737 w/23hp kawi and 60in" 7iorn2
Exmark Metro w/15hp kawi and 36"ultracut2
Old 7x14 open equipment trailer
5x8 Texas trailers utility trailer (soon to have racks!)
Echo srm 225 Trimmer
Echo pas w/edger att.
Echo pb500h
A tube of grease and some gas!
Still wishin for that Scag Wildcat!
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:23 PM
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Cool bro. Im looking at the same type of courses!
trust me it will pay off
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1999 Ford Expedition
Trailers
2006 Carry on 5x8 trailer
2014 Haulmark 7x14 trailer
Mowers
2003 Scag Tiger Cub 48"
Toro Timemaster 30"
Handhelds
2Redmax EBZ-7500
Redmax BCZ2460ts
Echo Srm-230
Echo Hc-152
Echo Cs600P
Toro Power Head
Leaf Equipment
8hp Billy Goat Blower
9hp Billy Goat Force blower
Pesticide/Fertilizer Equipment
Lesco 80lb Spreader
Chapin 4gal sprayers


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Hustlin' Since 2010
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