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Old 08-26-2003, 09:39 PM
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just starting out

I am just starting out in this industry. I was just wanting to know if any of you guys have any tips for anyone getting into this business. Also i was thinking of buying a 36" exmark metro hp. any thoughts thanks
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Old 08-26-2003, 10:16 PM
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Do the best work you can and better than the rest.


Read through many of the informative threads here at LawnSite.


Best of luck to you......
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Old 08-26-2003, 10:19 PM
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Great choice for a beginning mower. Show up on time, do a good job and keep track of your books
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Old 08-26-2003, 10:20 PM
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Best wishes!
Best tip I can give is the same as above,Hang out at Lawnsite and educate yourself.
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Old 08-27-2003, 12:10 AM
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Read and educate yourself on here and other sites. Like Glan said, do a better job than the other guy. Do quality work not quantity.Dont Lo-Ball. charge the going rate for your area.If some people on here give you a hard time, dont listen to them. listen to the ones that help you. Thats what i do.you people know who you are. LOL
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Old 08-27-2003, 01:35 AM
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Love what you do, and let it show. You're only as good as the last lawn you serviced. Learn, learn, learn, and did I mention learn? This is an industry that constantly changes, but stays the same. The hardest part for me is all the bookwork/paperwork. Make sure you know how to safely operate all equipment as well as buy necessary safety equipment. Make as many contacts as you can in your area, and pay close attention to the advice you get on lawnsite.

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Old 08-27-2003, 03:54 AM
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Best advice I can give you is to read all the threads you possibly can here at LawnSite.

This place is a GOLD MINE of info for the upstart. I cannot begin to tell you how much time, money, and effort this site has saved me!

Great choice with the Exmark. I have the 60'' Lazer Z and the 36" Turf Tracer...both EXCELLENT machines.

Good luck!
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Old 08-27-2003, 07:38 AM
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thanks for all of the advice and comments from you guys. It has been a big help and has made me more excited about getting started in the business.
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Old 08-27-2003, 08:30 AM
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Reality check is a plus. You will not make it overnight. Most get in thinking that they will immediately make good money. It isn't that easy. It takes time, hard work, and common sense to make this work. Use info here to get you a good base knowledge. Just don't expect to much your first few years.
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Old 08-27-2003, 11:56 AM
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yes i realize that i will not make it over night. right now i am 22 with few bills and responsibilities. i am going to do this part time, maybe 5 accounts. then if it is something that i really want to do i will pursue. thanks for the info though.
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