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Old 07-25-2009, 05:41 PM
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NEW to business....Got some questions

I am new to the business and now investing in equipment. I am trying to figure out which brand and what size deck is the most reliable and best for the money?
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:48 PM
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I am new to the business and now investing in equipment. I am trying to figure out which brand and what size deck is the most reliable and best for the money?
You will need to be more specific to size, budget etc.
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:56 PM
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First off, what do your local dealers sell?
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:05 PM
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more specifics....

The stores here are Lowes & Home Depot.....
they have troy bilt, john deere, toro, club cadet, swisser, and arien.

I really don't want to spend more than 4-5000.00 on the mower. The deck size I am not sure because I have been looking at 50" but don't want to run into problems with it being too big.........
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:08 PM
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The stores here are Lowes & Home Depot.....
they have troy bilt, john deere, toro, club cadet, swisser, and arien.

I really don't want to spend more than 4-5000.00 on the mower. The deck size I am not sure because I have been looking at 50" but don't want to run into problems with it being too big.........
If you are running a buissness cutting grass, do not buy your mower from Lowes or Home Depot. They are a residential mower, and will not hold to the abuse it will have to go through.

To meet your price, look into a nice used walk behind. Size is going to matter on your properties.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:13 PM
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The only way to answer your question properly is how many accounts do you have? What size are they? What are the plans for this business? Do you plan to grow it alot?


If he only has 2 lawns and doesn't plan to get bigger then what is wrong with a Residential mower?

There is no way to answer his ? till he answers my ?s first.
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:35 PM
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I see alot of small SUVs and minivans pulling a 5*8 trailer with a residential z in my area. They seem to hold up for them.
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:38 PM
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you could buy a used commercial WB or ZTR for around that much
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:46 PM
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Look over this list of power equipment dealers in your area and see what is available. Lowes and Home Depot are not the places to shop if you are serious about this business. The mowers they carry will not last under commercial use and will be nowhere near as productive.

http://local.dailysoutherner.com/sea...sonville%2c+nc
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:14 AM
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I see alot of small SUVs and minivans pulling a 5*8 trailer with a residential z in my area. They seem to hold up for them.
I have the Cub Cadet 50" version from Home Depot. I used it for 1.5 years before I got My Exmark. I put 150 hours on it(only mow part time). The thing does not hold up. I switched because the cut was getting very inconsistent, and many parts were starting to break.
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