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Old 07-25-2006, 12:45 PM
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Hey, Im Nick and I own N&C Landscaping/Landscapes Unlimited in Medford MA. I Just Started up last year and love this Business! Right now its just me and a couple of friends working for me. Ive got shirts and all that stuff. I was wondering if the following equipment is good:
-(1) 21" Craftsman Mower
-(1) Homelite Backpack Blower
-(1) Craftsman String Trimmer
-(1) Echo Shred N' Vac
-All Hand Tools Needed, (Rackes,Shovels,etc.)
I was also wondering if anyone knew the price on an Exmark 21" or 26" Metro walk Behind?
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:33 PM
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Instead of going with a 21" Exmark why not save a little $$ and get a new or slightly used 36"?
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Old 07-25-2006, 07:17 PM
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But wouldnt a new 36" be more expensive than a 21" or 26"? That maybe a good idea though
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Old 07-25-2006, 11:40 PM
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Whatever you do don't get a metro 26. After they said all the bugs where out it, they're not. Had a bad expeirence with one this year but Exmark still bought back fortunatly. Just wait and get a 36" walkbehind.
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:50 AM
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I had just got a quote on one and I couldnt beleave the price! Now I know why you guys said wait for a 36".
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:58 AM
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Always buy the best equiptment you can afford, hope fully that will be all commercial gear later on, you will save money in the long run.

Craftmans not a brand people respect around here, but it may suprise you lasting a long time (rare but can happen). all the best for the future
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:59 AM
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Those 26"s are POS right now maybe they'll fix em soon. But like I've said wait for a 36". How many lawns do you have?
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Old 07-26-2006, 12:56 PM
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Right now I have about 21 average residential Properties and no commercial properties yet. I am making good money, but I dont want to buy new equipment yet because I need a Truck.
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Old 07-26-2006, 01:09 PM
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Right now I have about 21 average residential Properties and no commercial properties yet. I am making good money, but I dont want to buy new equipment yet because I need a Truck.
I am just debating getting a new mower
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by N&CLandscaping
Hey, Im Nick and I own N&C Landscaping/Landscapes Unlimited in Medford MA. I Just Started up last year and love this Business! Right now its just me and a couple of friends working for me. Ive got shirts and all that stuff. I was wondering if the following equipment is good:
-(1) 21" Craftsman Mower
-(1) Homelite Backpack Blower
-(1) Craftsman String Trimmer
-(1) Echo Shred N' Vac
-All Hand Tools Needed, (Rackes,Shovels,etc.)
I was also wondering if anyone knew the price on an Exmark 21" or 26" Metro walk Behind?
Thanks
Landscapes Unlimited
I would definitly consider a better trimmer and backpack blower. I would keep the others as back-ups. Echo, Redmax Shindaiwa are all good brands of 2 cycle equipment. As you grow and expand, the home-owner equipment will not hold up and will nickle and dime you to death.
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