Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-09-2014, 07:02 PM
SouthpawLawnCare SouthpawLawnCare is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Austin TX
Posts: 29
Austin TX diving in head first!

My name is Joe. I'm 43 and just resigned from my easy, secure job working in Juvenile probation, to start landscaping for a living..
The day I turned in my resignation, I went to a lawn and tractor Supply store and bought:
Two Honda Honda HRC 216 mowers
Two Shindaiwa t282 trimmers
One Echo cs400 chainsaw
One Echo hc155 hedge trimmer
One Echo pay 225 with tiller and edger attachments
One Echo PB770T blower
All brand new equipment. I've wanted to do this for over 20 years.... Now I've done it.... I've really done it this time! Lol
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-09-2014, 08:21 PM
PicturePerfectLawns PicturePerfectLawns is online now
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lone Star State
Posts: 885
Congratulations and welcome from a fellow Austin Texan. Did you work part time in landscaping before jumping into this? If not, you picked the best time of the year to start. Because around August 1, you will know if it's really something you want to do or not. Drink plenty of water and put on plenty of sunscreen when your coming from the office!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-09-2014, 09:01 PM
ed2hess's Avatar
ed2hess ed2hess is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Austin Texas 78727
Posts: 11,348
Welcome aboard ....get to picture posting we need more texas post.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-09-2014, 09:52 PM
austin lawn mowing austin lawn mowing is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Austin
Posts: 19
Welcome to the Austin lawn mowing space!
__________________
There is only one way to do lawncare, the right way! LawnStarter - Lawn care and lawn mowing in Austin, TX
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-10-2014, 09:42 AM
SouthpawLawnCare SouthpawLawnCare is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Austin TX
Posts: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by PicturePerfectLawns View Post
Congratulations and welcome from a fellow Austin Texan. Did you work part time in landscaping before jumping into this? If not, you picked the best time of the year to start. Because around August 1, you will know if it's really something you want to do or not. Drink plenty of water and put on plenty of sunscreen when your coming from the office!
I worked for a lawn care/landscaping company over 20 years ago... As for the heat, landscaping my own house has been a hobby for the last few years. I've built a 6000 gallon koi pond with wrap around flagstone deck, a few larger succulent gardens among other things. Nobody likes working in 100° heat, but I'm good with it. I have good clothing, made for working outdoors in the heat.
As for the "office", there is no more office. Last Friday was my last day
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-10-2014, 10:13 AM
SouthpawLawnCare SouthpawLawnCare is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Austin TX
Posts: 29
I need some advice on a zero turn. I'll be buying one in a few weeks. I was looking at the 36" Bobcat walk behind. It has the same motor and transmission as the scag. I was going to get a Sally with it. What concerns me most is the belt drive. Their Hydro model is $1500 more... That almost breaks my budget. Is it worth it?
Also, I need a trailer... Any advice on where to buy my trailer?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-10-2014, 12:58 PM
SouthpawLawnCare SouthpawLawnCare is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Austin TX
Posts: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by SouthpawLawnCare View Post
I need some advice on a zero turn. I'll be buying one in a few weeks. I was looking at the 36" Bobcat walk behind. It has the same motor and transmission as the scag. I was going to get a Sally with it. What concerns me most is the belt drive. Their Hydro model is $1500 more... That almost breaks my budget. Is it worth it?
Also, I need a trailer... Any advice on where to buy my trailer?
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-10-2014, 01:22 PM
ed2hess's Avatar
ed2hess ed2hess is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Austin Texas 78727
Posts: 11,348
Quote:
Originally Posted by SouthpawLawnCare View Post
I need some advice on a zero turn. I'll be buying one in a few weeks. I was looking at the 36" Bobcat walk behind. It has the same motor and transmission as the scag. I was going to get a Sally with it. What concerns me most is the belt drive. Their Hydro model is $1500 more... That almost breaks my budget. Is it worth it?
Also, I need a trailer... Any advice on where to buy my trailer?
Go to Mccoys and ask for Jimmy.....snapper sw20 or new scag swzt.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-10-2014, 01:30 PM
SouthpawLawnCare SouthpawLawnCare is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Austin TX
Posts: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by SouthpawLawnCare View Post
I need some advice on a zero turn. I'll be buying one in a few ÷ × weeks. I was looking at the 36" Bobcat walk behind. It has the same motor and transmission as the scag. I was going to get a Sally with it. What concerns me most is the belt drive. Their Hydro model is $1500 more... That almost breaks my budget. Is it worth it?
Also, I need a trailer... Any advice on where to buy my trailer?
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-10-2014, 01:42 PM
ReddensLawnCare ReddensLawnCare is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 1,466
Don't you think you should try to get some steady accounts before you go but more equipment?
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.com™ - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:33 PM.

Page generated in 0.07548 seconds with 7 queries