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Old 07-09-2013, 12:41 PM
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NJ teenager

Hello, I am 17 years old and about to be 18. I have 5 lawn accounts right now. I have a 22" Toro Personal Pace mower, Stihl BR350 blower, Stihl FS45C trimmer, Poulan Pro hedge trimmer, and a redmax handheld blower. I use my truck, a 1994 GMC Sierra. It has a 6" suspension lift kit and a 3" body lift kit of 35" tires. I love the lift kit, but it really stinks for landscaping. trying to load equipment and supplies in the bed it tough. Im considering trading my truck for something not lifted. I am also looking for a used 36" walk behind mower. I hope to make my business legal next year. I am starting college in the fall majoring in Landscape Management and Design so I hope to start a landscape construction and maintenance business. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:10 PM
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yo dude welcome to the community im from martinsville alittle south of ya
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:57 PM
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Welcome! im also from jersey and started out similar to you if you ever have questions feel free to get in touch
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:40 AM
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Your post reads well. Make sure your schooling includes business management for your industry. Also start now a Roth IRA and if possible a medical savings account. Both will be critical for your future. All the best.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:33 AM
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Welcome, im in nj too, north of you.... Keep your nice truck and buy a beater truck, its frustrating but its worth it to have your nice truck waitin in the drive when you get home..
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:19 AM
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Welcome, why not get a trailer to haul your equipment and supplies. When your done for the day, it can be dropped and you don't have to unload everything. "Money saved is money earned"
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:42 AM
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Best of luck to you on your business.
Majoring in landscaping management will open new doors.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:38 PM
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yeo I start out you like you now I m 18. Last year wasn't my first year but it was the first year I got really serious about it. Its not the easy thing as a kid to get yards because people don't know what you got till you should them. All you need to do it do amazing work a good price and people will find out about you.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:29 PM
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Thanks guys. I just scheduled my classes for next year today and im super excited. Im going on saturday to check out (and hopefully buy) a 36" ransomes walk behind mower
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-Poulan Pro hedge trimmer
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:32 PM
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Thanks guys. I just scheduled my classes for next year today and im super excited. Im going on saturday to check out (and hopefully buy) a 36" ransomes walk behind mower
Its a good feeling to buy one and saves times. Its it brand new or is a used mower. I m looking to buy my second mower soon.
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