Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-27-2006, 05:50 PM
bryce_sk8_12236 bryce_sk8_12236 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Oconomowoc, WI
Posts: 26
HELP! what mower should i buy..?

So, I am 16 years old. I have a lawn buisness running already. My problem is this:
I dont know what mower to get for doing around 20-40 lawns a week.
Please help.
I need a reliable, good quality, fast, dependable, etc. mower.
Please let me know what good mowers are out there for around 35 lawns a week.
PRETTY IMPORTANT THO..... I need it 2 be a rider not a walk behind.

THANKS ALOT!
**i love this sight!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-27-2006, 05:55 PM
BUCKEYE MOWING's Avatar
BUCKEYE MOWING BUCKEYE MOWING is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Hilliard.Ohio
Posts: 1,169
Need info.....are your accounts...gated ?? flat / hilly ?? lots of obstacles ??? Tons of choices but need info to give any sound advice.
__________________
08 Ford F350 15ft. Stakebed V10
06 Ford F150 5.4L V8
02 Ford F250 5.4L V8
21 Ft. Enclosed Trailer
6.5x10 Landscape Trailer x2
Quick 36 Samurai with Step-Saver
Quick 44 Samurai
Quick 44 DUALLY
Bobcat 48in. WB Gear Drive
Exmark Lazer Z 60in Ultracut 27 HP Kohler
22" Toro Pro
ECHO Backpacks
ECHO Trimmers w/ Edgeit attachments
ECHO Hedge Trimmers
Tanaka Hedge Trimmers
ECHO Chain Saw
Brown Bed edger
www.betteroutdoorproducts.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-27-2006, 06:48 PM
bryce_sk8_12236 bryce_sk8_12236 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Oconomowoc, WI
Posts: 26
hey

yah my accounts are hilly, and have obstacles. Some are open though.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-27-2006, 07:22 PM
J&R Landscaping's Avatar
J&R Landscaping J&R Landscaping is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bensalem, PA
Posts: 5,096
If the hills are substantial, you might be better off with a wb rather than a ztr.
__________________
Joe
J&R Lawn and Landscaping
23 years old, Fully licensed and insured. 50+ accounts
2011 8x16 Pace Summit trailer
2010 Exmark TTHP 17/48
04 Exmark Viking 32"
96 Exmark Metro 36"
Echo, Redmax, and Shindaiwa handhelds. Husky chain saws.
2010 F-350 4x4 6.4 PSD w/ 8' Western plow.
1997 F-250 4x4 7.3 PSD
2004 Bobcat 61" 25hp ZTR for sale. 1100 hours, Under 10 hours on a TOTAL DECK REBUILD! PM for details
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-27-2006, 07:35 PM
Elite Lawn Care Elite Lawn Care is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Cortez- Durango Colorado
Posts: 110
you can get a good walkbehind that would meet your current needs for less than half of a good ZTR, you could even find a good used one for far less. I started that way and over time you add new equipment as you grow. growth and success come in time.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-27-2006, 07:58 PM
MattsMowing3535 MattsMowing3535 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Chanhassen, MN
Posts: 386
Ya some of those nice walkbehinds out there can go 6-7 mph so you can just get a really nice sulkie and then it works on hills and everything else! You would be better of price wise a good ztr for hills nad obsticles will cost you 8000 dollers average.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-27-2006, 09:28 PM
MarkintheGarden's Avatar
MarkintheGarden MarkintheGarden is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 971
Quote:
Originally Posted by bryce_sk8_12236
So, I am 16 years old. I have a lawn buisness running already. My problem is this:
I dont know what mower to get for doing around 20-40 lawns a week.
Please help.
I need a reliable, good quality, fast, dependable, etc. mower.
Please let me know what good mowers are out there for around 35 lawns a week.
PRETTY IMPORTANT THO..... I need it 2 be a rider not a walk behind.

THANKS ALOT!
**i love this sight!
How much you looking to spend?
What are you using now?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-27-2006, 09:50 PM
Willofalltrades's Avatar
Willofalltrades Willofalltrades is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 1,000
How big are the yards? And do you have the accounts or is this what you are planning for next year?
__________________
Will Toth
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-27-2006, 10:03 PM
TNT LawnCare Inc.'s Avatar
TNT LawnCare Inc. TNT LawnCare Inc. is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,157
Do you have a Drivers License yet and a pick-up truck,of some sort. not being a wise guy. 40 lawns a week you'll want to run a pretty tight perimeter.what kind of equipment do you have now. I see you want to get a rider,if it's a Z.T.R. a commercial one will cost you. Also do you have INSURANCE on your Company or yourself.
__________________
TNT Lawncare Inc.DYNAMITE SERVICE AT A DYNAMITE PRICE !!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:39 PM.

Page generated in 0.09259 seconds with 9 queries