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Old 10-17-2014, 09:12 PM
Waterdog16 Waterdog16 is offline
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First paid gig

I am very new to the business, I have a old 48 scag wb, crafstman 42 inch lawn tractor, poulan 21 inch with honda engine, cheap trimmer and blower on a 14 x6 1/2 trailer. Got fired from my regular job three weeks ago, got another job in same profession, but realize What I do is no longer a fit. My way of doing business is antiquated.
Long story short, I have a plan, own all my equipment outright, and plan to grow this from ground up. I don't need to get rich, and understand it will take time. I really want to be able to treat my customers the way I think is right, and hopefully be able to replace my income overtime. Wish me luck.
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:14 PM
Jaybrown Jaybrown is offline
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Good luck. With that mindset you will do well. Do a good job and the customers will come to you almost.
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:23 PM
Waterdog16 Waterdog16 is offline
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Thank you

Jaybrown, Thank you for the encouragement. I was mowing a neighbors yard and a random guy walks up and says "got time for another yard"... Absolutely!!. Bingo first paid yard ! Wahoo!
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:28 PM
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Thank you

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Old 10-17-2014, 11:22 PM
PenningsLandscaping PenningsLandscaping is offline
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What do you need that lawn tractor for when you have a scag? That's your backup in an emergency only. Lawn tractors are extremely inefficient and leave a terrible cut.

Other than that, good luck!!!
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Old 10-17-2014, 11:29 PM
Waterdog16 Waterdog16 is offline
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pennings, yep just a back up, and thank you for the well wishes. Scag is old, don't want to be left hangin.
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Old 10-17-2014, 11:37 PM
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Best of luck...
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1989 BlueChevy 1500 Extended cab with FULL bed
1978 7ft Sears cargo trailer with added wood inserts to hold both my weedeaters
3 1976-83 vintage lawnboy lawnmowers with full self propel features as well as mulch kits
2 Sears electric weedeaters
1 green machine electric leaf blower
1 sears articulating hedge trimmer-electric
2 50ft power cords
3 Leaf rakes
1 shovel
1 pocket knife
cooler for beer
lawn chair to enjoy a beer while I wait for the cash to be handed to me
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Old 10-18-2014, 06:05 AM
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Congrats on the work
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