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Old 03-02-2014, 01:14 PM
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Me and the Wife are taking the plunge and gonna start our own small lawncare biz here in NW MT. Ant advice for us would be appreciated and was wondering what type of mowers some of you folks are using???
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:32 PM
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:37 PM
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Hope to get as set as you are someday!
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:44 PM
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Hello there mhulderman. What type of lawns are you going to be mowing
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:56 PM
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For starts just residential homes but hope to move up to some commercial properties as well....
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Old 03-02-2014, 04:25 PM
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Depends on size and conditions of your lawns. Personally I run Scag and Husqvarna due to their high quality cut/body. But it's like buying Chevy Ford or Dodge. (All have better/worse years than others) All the commercial mowers will hold up and get the job done under good maintenance.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:38 PM
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I'm hearing good things about husqvarnas
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:14 PM
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You need to find out what other LCOs, in your area, are using. Some mowers work better than others, on certain types of grasses. Visit your dealer options and see how they treat you. Then, go from there. I do know some parts of your state have limited dealer resources, so that may factor into your brand decision. I'd highly recommend researching this site, especially the regional forum, for equipment ideas. For sure, be conservative, as the business doesn't come easy.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:34 AM
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I'm hearing good things about husqvarnas
The new PZ series is really nice and they have always suited my needs where I am at. (Middle of NC) I can cut the high end fescue to crab grass with it and leave a great cut everytime. But go demo some mowers and see whats best for you.
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:51 PM
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husqvarnas are a good entry mower, but think further. Just look at the lawns that you have lined up and double them. Whatever mower you buy think of it as a two year investment, will it be able to handle all your needs? You will get bigger so plan for it. The more expensive mowers are worth the investment if you can afford them.
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