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Old 03-23-2014, 12:22 PM
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what equipment should I buy?

Hi there, this is my first a an actual business, I was wondering what equipment inshould buy first. So.far I have
1996 JD GT275 48"
Sthil MS 170 18"
Stihl ms 311 25"
Stihl bg 55
Stihl hs 47
Stihl fs 55r
Stihl fs46
Stihl fs 45
Mtd sidewalk edger
Toro 6.5 hp 21" self propelled, bagging mulching and discharge walk behind mower
And a small 4x8 tilt bed trailer.
I.know for sure.im going to buy a bigger trailer this season
Which equipment should I try.to.buy first?
Thatcher, roller, aerator,tiller?
Anything you can think of that is absolutely necessary?
Any and all input please.
Thanks
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:54 PM
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Nice equipment list. As far as mowers, if you were thinking of moving up to something larger such as a zero turn I would consider what type of lawns are you planning on doing. I find most mowers are great for a specific application. I know people are loyal to their brands but I don't think there are any do everything mowers. I have Walkers and they are great for well groomed properties where grass collection is required. The selection of decks range from 36 up to 72 inches which allow for easy access into gated backyards up to doing large swathes of lawn. They are slower than others so if grass collection isn't required Dixie chopper and Exmark might be something to consider. My 2 cents. Hope it helped.
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:45 AM
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Hi there, this is my first a an actual business, I was wondering what equipment inshould buy first. So.far I have
1996 JD GT275 48"
Sthil MS 170 18"
Stihl ms 311 25"
Stihl bg 55
Stihl hs 47
Stihl fs 55r
Stihl fs46
Stihl fs 45
Mtd sidewalk edger
Toro 6.5 hp 21" self propelled, bagging mulching and discharge walk behind mower
And a small 4x8 tilt bed trailer.
I.know for sure.im going to buy a bigger trailer this season
Which equipment should I try.to.buy first?
Thatcher, roller, aerator,tiller?
Anything you can think of that is absolutely necessary?
Any and all input please.
Thanks
Go big or go home!

Buy a howard price 108" wing mower and haul it on a goose neck trailer… squeeze it on 8000 sqft properties.

sorry I couldn't resist.
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