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Old 12-22-2014, 10:09 PM
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Been on here for a few years, finally joined. A little back story, 26 years old, here in Upstate NY. Did Commercial Lawn Care since 16. Parents owned one of the areas largest Lawn Care etc businesses. We did 70 percent commercial. Had over 130 lawns, keeping 3 crews busy. In the winter, we ran 4 trucks, 2 skids, 2 loaders. In 2006, my father got cancer, and did not have insurance. In 2008, it finally bankrupted the business. I started my career as a diesel tech in 2008, and finally made it to where I am as a Service/ Parts advisor for local diesel shop. When I found out my wife and I were expecting, It hit me that I wanted my son to learn what work is, and to have the oppurtunity to learn the blue collar lifestyle, while I give him the oppurtunity to create his own white collar dreams. I started my company last year, as a residential Lawn mowing, and landscape business. My plan is not only to maintain lawn care etc, but Property Management none the less. I will be buying my first home this month, and plan to buy 3 more this year. I plan to have 3 rentals plus my own, and to always have a flip going on. I have linient hours, and have saved up for a while.

Please excuse the dad mobile. I had a RCLB F250, but needed something safe for the baby. Once things settle down I will be trading in the wifes car for a new truck.

All my equipment was what was left of dads, or bought brand new last year.

My Mowers
2014 Hustler Super Duty 48''
2009 Toro 50''
2002 Scag 48'' Walt behind
1999 Ariens Self Propelled Commercial Push w/ bagger

Handhelds
Husq 128ld
Husq 150bt
Husq 125t
Husq 455

Then of course the Dad mobile is a 09 Rav4, and the trailer a 2013 Haulmate with Wood floor and Trimmer holders

And the snow removal equipment is obvious....its all I need for my suburban driveway.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:21 PM
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You have to start somewhere. And did your dad beat the cancer?
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:50 PM
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Yes he did! Alive and well and living the garnished wage American Dream lol
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:33 PM
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That's good to hear about your dad! I wish you much success!
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:22 PM
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Picked up a Brand new Roto tiller this weekend. Did alot of research. All of my small engine ( that I got new ) has been Husqvarna, and I am very happy with their quality. I picked up a CRT900. It has the bigger Briggs engine, and is a 14'' rear tine. Has bar tires and counter rotation. These are big things to me. I till around 40 gardens a year in the spring. Up until now I had grouped them together for the weekend and rented a tiller, which was always a front tine. I have also used tillers in the past to loosen the soil for new flower bed installs etc, so it will get a work out.

I also wanted to ask here, I have a Scag walk behind, and am looking for a run of the mill cheaper 2 wheeled sulky, any ideas?
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:45 PM
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Picked up a Brand new Roto tiller this weekend. Did alot of research. All of my small engine ( that I got new ) has been Husqvarna, and I am very happy with their quality. I picked up a CRT900. It has the bigger Briggs engine, and is a 14'' rear tine. Has bar tires and counter rotation. These are big things to me. I till around 40 gardens a year in the spring. Up until now I had grouped them together for the weekend and rented a tiller, which was always a front tine. I have also used tillers in the past to loosen the soil for new flower bed installs etc, so it will get a work out.

I also wanted to ask here, I have a Scag walk behind, and am looking for a run of the mill cheaper 2 wheeled sulky, any ideas?
I have a velki by wright on my scag swzt I picked it up for 350 it does what it's suposed to
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:53 PM
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Wish you all the best with your business! Sorry about your dad, glad he is doing well. Truth is these days even with insurance you can still loose it all with the crappy policy they have today..
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Old 09-07-2015, 02:59 PM
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Finally picked up a new truck, and grabbed an 84 flatbed, and threw sides on it for mulch etc. New truck is `10 Sierra, loaded with longbed, Pulls a brand new Sure Trac 7x14, with a brand new Hustler Fastrac on it, needless to say, its been a great year for business!

The landscape in here, was a mess. Client is a realtor and has me do all his houses. The small trailer I use for messy stuff, took 2 loads just in edging. Place came out great, customer was extremely happy. I just got a new phone and lost ALL my mowing pic, but I have learned alot from you guys, and hope to keep pushing business. I just took a Service manager job, so i can be a little more picky. Truck will be getting either a BOSS sport duty or Blizzard straight blade before winter.
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:00 PM
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My 84, mean green. 60k original, i use to pull heavy and on mulch jobs (has sides). 351, 4:56, and an animal!
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