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Old 02-15-2013, 08:59 PM
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need help!! which mower to finance

Hi, I'm looking to start a lawn care business this year. I have been trying! to start a company for 2 years now. This year alot of things have lined up for me so I am looking to finance a new mower. I was wondering what mower I should get? A zero turn rider or a walk behind? I know some are against financing but i have good credit and a full time job to back it. The main reason is i still have some hand helds to buy and i want some left over capitol for start up expenses.

SO FAR I HAVE.
a new husqvarna 150bt backpack blower
a new husqvarna push mower w/ bagger
1999 f150 4x4
6x12 enclosed 3500lbs trailer
misc. hand tools

still need

mower
string trimmer
wheel barrel

I am 18 and still live at home and live in lancaster pa if any of that plays a roll
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:21 PM
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need help!! which mower to finance

Look at a stander or walk behind to get started. A lot more versatile. Can always throw a sulky on a wb if it's a large area but not vice versa
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:27 PM
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Go with a stander, you'll love it unless your on a steep hill.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:27 PM
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You need to ask yourself, what are you currently cutting, and what kind of account are you going after.

As for myself, I started with and still working with a 36" turf tracer. It can do small yards, cut junk yards, do well enough with the high end yards. Though, it takes a good bit longer to do the larger yards. My next mower will be a Walker to sell more high end yards. You should make it a point to serve those who take pride in their lawns. The biweekly April-Oct crab grass lawn may supplement your income, but does not truly support a viable business.

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