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Old 07-15-2004, 01:45 PM
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These riding mowers

Hey guys
I really need a bigger mower like a rider of a big tractor. I'm curious how you save up for it? Do you take out loans or what? Im 16 and I need a big lawn mower but my truck payments are high enough and since I cant take loans out legally yet my dad has to put it in his name and we cant get loans because he is also self employed and they cant take into account the money I make since im not of age so they dont think that he can afford the equip. you know? I was strongly thinking about a John Deere L110 42" for 1799$ and pay monthly but I was wondering what you guys do and what you suggest...
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Old 07-15-2004, 06:13 PM
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We lease all of our equipment. Better for taxes than a straight out loan.
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Old 07-15-2004, 06:25 PM
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start out small and save up for it. even it means buying a used model. i have an old gravely 50" walkbehind that has paid for itself probably 15-18 times now.

i would also recommend not buying a riding garden tractor if you want to get into commercial mowing.
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Old 07-16-2004, 12:00 AM
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We all had to start somwhere, go for it.
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Old 07-16-2004, 07:59 PM
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thanks guys, great advice!
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Old 07-18-2004, 10:59 AM
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Try for a Z mower on a lease, much beter,
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Old 07-18-2004, 01:54 PM
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Since you are on a tight budget and just geting started AND can not get credit of your own... I would look for a used resedential zero turn of some sort (dixon,toro timecutter,etc...). Just be good about maintaining it because they arent built to take the abuse a good commercial model can take. Just keep saving money!!!

good luck!

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Old 07-18-2004, 09:57 PM
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Thanks again for the advice! I thinking of getting a part time job in the garden department @ the local Home Depot while business builds so that way I can get some more money coming in until next season because next season I know exactly what I need to do. thanks again ciao
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Old 07-20-2004, 12:57 AM
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Do what I did ..... go garbage picking.
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