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Old 05-12-2005, 02:23 PM
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Thank you for all the great info! I'll check out Mower Medic.

I'm looking at the following: (I don't have my worksheet in front of me)
Honda Commercial Self Propelled - $1,050
Echo Backpack blower ~ $259
Echo Combination Trimmer $289 + edger attachment $80 + trimmer attachment $80

These were from memory so they may be "give or take."

I spoke to a gentleman that retired and sold his operation. I can't say how much he has inspired me and I am thankful to him b/c he is full of useful information.

I'm am trying to figure out financing right now. I don't have great credit so I'm kind of getting frustrated. I'm really eager to get this going but am being held back by past mistakes!

Does anyone have any ideas as to a good/lenient financier?

Thanks again!
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Old 05-12-2005, 11:09 PM
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equipment

Echo Trimmers are just a junk pile ... the carbs go after about 6 months.
Honda HRC216HXA for 999.00 at Smith's Farm & Garden (972)436-9410
That is all the info I got for you.
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Old 05-12-2005, 11:14 PM
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I guess to each his own, but my Echo equipment is outstanding. Other than the occasional minor repair, some of my stuff is 5 or more years old and still going strong.
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Old 05-12-2005, 11:23 PM
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37inch Toro Proline 15hp

This is a Toro Proline commercial mower, a 15 horse power Kohler command engine, 4 speed transmission with reverse and a 37" side discharge/mulcher deck. I don't know what year it is or how many hours are on it but it runs and mows like new. This unit has a manual pull start that starts on the first pull every time. The blades run smooth and quiet. The belts are also in Fair shape.
I was asking $1500.00 or make me an offer!
I do have pictures if you want too see. My zip is 76013 in case you want to know where I am at!
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Old 05-13-2005, 02:01 AM
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try the new 260 echo...i know the carbs are not right...they(carb) are also $90.00 and with me mowing over 100 week echo is just not for me! It's a matter of opinion...Maruyama is what i use and i like it the best. I have had just about them all!
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Old 05-19-2005, 01:39 PM
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Brayzon,
What do you think about Stihl products?
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Old 05-20-2005, 02:25 PM
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Old 05-22-2005, 05:52 PM
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Liability in TX

:blob3: Working on insurance for my business. Any recommendations on who will return my call? I want to be covered for spraying (I'm licensed) as well. Any ideas on how much I'll pay? I'm thinking of 500K to 1M in general liability. I've been reading about marine liability on the site and don't know what this is. Any clues?
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Old 05-25-2005, 02:50 AM
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Brand new to the biz

I am looking to get into this busines as my full time career. I did lawns all through high school and college but never got in on the busines side of things. Now im dying to get out of my coporate job and work my but off but I don't know where to start.

I am in the Arlington/Mansfield area and there is a HUGE amount of work out here.

I need info on pricing, start up equipment, employee wages, advertising, tips and tricks of the trade.


Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-27-2005, 09:45 AM
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Sjames1975,

I just signup with a company named Mercury Ins. Group....I email the number in a couple of hours (i have to find it). I'm in Mansfield
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