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Old 07-26-2006, 09:15 AM
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I'm still waiting for an answer from YARD BOYS.
Old 07-29-2006, 10:29 PM
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jcdb- i got all the eqiipment by hard work and loveing parents dont think im spoiled because im not there only paying for half of every thing then were paying for the rest
zoo york- sorry your right its a 76 gmc and 8im sorry i put that my trailor is 5x14
Old 07-31-2006, 09:00 PM
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Your parents pay half for everything?!?!

Jeez...your spoiled.

My parents may forward me one or two hundred here or there, but not that much. And I end up paying them back.

My parents aren't giving me a dime for the Toro Z I'm buying next year.
Old 07-31-2006, 09:15 PM
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My parents use to own a LCO. My dad asked me if I wanted to give it a try on my own. I said yes.. He gave me a 36(I still have and use) and a 6x12 trailer(i still have and use) Ive had to buy eveything else.
Old 07-31-2006, 09:36 PM
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id look into a backpack blower, stihl or redmax
"i wanna cut grassss"
Old 07-31-2006, 10:18 PM
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Yard Boys- How are things working out with your friend? I just asking because i am in the middle of buying out my old partner (disagreeing on how things should be done). I was told not to go the whole partnership way. But hey if things work out for you thats awsome.

GBS Landscaping

(2) 48 Stander 23 Kawi
(2) 48 Scag FC420
(2) 36 Scag 15 Kohler

(2) 16x8 Pace Cargo Sport
2005 F350 6.0L PowerStroke
1996 F250 Gas
Old 07-31-2006, 10:54 PM
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Sounds awsome. How much did it cost you guys to get your signs made?
Old 07-31-2006, 11:16 PM
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I'm 15 and here is my equiptment list -

Snapper 38" 18hp Z....This is the only thing I paid for completly myself.
Shindiawa 22F HomePro Trimmer (Dad paid half...part of b-day present...$90)

Stuff my Dad has bought
(All of the 2-cycle stuff we got used for a total of $600)

RedMax BC225 Trimmer
RedMax EB7001RH Blower
Sthil KM-110 Split-boom w/ Hedge Trimmer, Edger, Pole Pruner, and Trimmer attachments.

Craftsman 21" Push Mower w/ 6.5 Briggs motor.
4x8 Utility Trailer w/ Trimmer rack. (I paid 4 the rack)

For my birthday present My dad is getting my uncle to make a 6x14 and 1/2 ft dovetail trailer for me. I'll post pics when I can.

Don't let these guys on here make you feel bad for not paying for everything you use. It does take a hit to your pride, it makes you think you don't really own the business, I know all about it. But your parents know what is best.

I do want to pay for the next piece (and every other piece after that) of equiptment I buy though.
Old 07-31-2006, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by N&CLandscaping
Ya, I think that is great! Im 16 and dont even have all that equipment and ive been in the Business for 2 years!
-(1) 21" Mower
-(1) String Trimmer
-(1) Backpack Blower
-(1) Shred N' Vac/Hand Blower

Coming Soon:
-Echo String Trimmer
-36" Ferris Mower
-Walker Mower
-14' Open Trailer
-Echo Backpack Blower
Thats what kind of equipment I started with when I was 12, now that I am all grown up I have stayed in this line of work and own a very successful lawn and landscape company that employs 4 people including my self.

I still think its great that kids still want to mow lawns I believe its good for you. If you parents paid for you stuff thats ok just pay them back. Everybody can say you spoiled but adults go out and get loans when they start does that mean they are spoiled too? I believe your parents are all smart they are investing in you future by giving you a business minded attitude from the beginning. I wish you all good luck just be careful and most of all have fun! Don't let every one push you around like some will kids too are able to accomplish great things.
9th year in business, still going strong!
Old 08-01-2006, 12:33 AM
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How many accounts do you have and what kind of services do you provide?
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