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Old 04-28-2014, 02:11 PM
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Hello from Lafayette, LA

Hello, thinking about starting a lawn service next year when my kid starts school. I am a full-time firefighter so this will be my second/part-time job. I am looking to mostly neighborhood yards with a few small commercial jobs to keep a steady income. I am not sure which equipment to purchase. I am currently looking to buy a trimmer as mine is currently broken. Would like a mower that will fit through 36" gate but not sure what would work best. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:56 PM
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Welcome from Fort Worth, Texas.
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Hustler X-One 60"
Wright Stander RH 36"
eXmark 21" ECXKA21 Mower
Stihl FC110 Edger
Stihl FS90 Trimmer
Stihl FS55R Trimmer
Stihl HS56C Hedge Trimmer
Stihl MS391 25" Bar Chainsaw
RedMax EBZ7100 Blower
Earthquake 16" Rear Tine Tiller
Honda 9" Mini Tiller FG110
2014 GMC Sierra Denali HD
7' x 16' Enclosed V-Nose Trailer
6' x 12' Dump Trailer
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:04 PM
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Hello from the "Bluegrass"State.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:06 PM
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welcome cprej. I'm from lafayette, la too. I'm a part time lawn guy, started in June of 2013; also have a full time job (old field related).

but I have been in the lawn business before, in my early 20s.

I have a gravely compact pro 34" for residential yards and gates. great little mower! I'm looking at a Gravely 60" next

Lafayette for sure has room for competition for lawn services. I'm about maxed out with customers already and I don't advertise.
I started with 3 good customers last season now have 7 and a possible 8 coming up.

Word of mouth is your best friend in this business.

Just some advise, I wouldn't buy much equipment until you have some solid customers first.

2015 GMC Crew Cab SLT 6.2l
Gravely Pro Turn 52
Gravely Compact Pro 34
Toro 21 super Recycler Mower
(2) Shindaiwa T242
Shindaiwa Shafted Hedge Trimmer
Shindaiwa EB802RT Blower
1970's Poulan chainsaw
Gas powered pole saw
6.5 x 14 Top Hat Open trailer
1966 International Harvester 404 Tractor
5' Bushhog

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