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Old 10-19-2003, 08:24 PM
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firedog, looked over your thread, i started earlier this year , i bought one of everything , my net purchase will probably be a z-rider. The only thing is that its been slow getting new accounts, i have use signs and door hangers, and even have door signs on my truck. Being that i don't do it full time i consider that another reason why i don't have so many accounts. I invested about 4000 in equipment including trailer. Good luck to you
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Old 10-19-2003, 08:25 PM
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firedog, looked over your thread, i started earlier this year , i bought one of everything , my net purchase will probably be a z-rider. The only thing is that its been slow getting new accounts, i have use signs and door hangers, and even have door signs on my truck. Being that i don't do it full time i consider that another reason why i don't have so many accounts. I invested about 4000 in equipment including trailer. Good luck to you
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Old 10-19-2003, 08:25 PM
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firedog, looked over your thread, i started earlier this year , i bought one of everything , my net purchase will probably be a z-rider. The only thing is that its been slow getting new accounts, i have use signs and door hangers, and even have door signs on my truck. Being that i don't do it full time i consider that another reason why i don't have so many accounts. I invested about 4000 in equipment including trailer. Good luck to you
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Old 10-19-2003, 08:27 PM
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sorry about the post

GUys sorry about my reply my computer was left unlocked and i guess someone here at the firestation decide to be funny. again sorry about all the repeated post.
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Old 10-20-2003, 08:59 AM
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i have $4000 to invest and it's all pretty much spoken for in equipment including a 5X10 trailer. there might be a little left for advertising. this weekend i talked to a toro dealer and if the price is right, i think i'm gonna to buy form him. i do plan on strictly mowing, not bagging, unless someone insists (then i figure i'll charge almost double to discourage it). i am pulling with a 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 4X4 with a class III hitch. my local dealer also told me that toro owns exmark (thay do look an awful lot alike. there is a good dealer to service any make of lawnmower around here, so it is really a matter of who can give me the best deal. my backups right now will be my 22" craftsman push mower and my poulan gas trimmer (my home equipment). i am alsoo having trouble trying to figure out what to charge. i thought i'd try calling a few companies around here and asking what they charge for a typical yard like mine (1/2 acre, level front, downhill rear and sides) and going from there. btw, what does everybody think about redmax trimmers and blowers, thanks again for the help guys.
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Old 10-29-2003, 04:02 PM
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well, i finally bought some equipment. i now own a redmax BC225DL trimmer, a redmax HB2300 blower, and a toro 48" belt-drive WB with a fixed deck and a 15 hp kawasaki pulling a two-wheel velke. i'm not picking up the mower until after halloween because i don't have a trailer yet and we are having a huge halloween party and need the garage space. what do you guys think?
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'03 Sierra 1500 ext. cab 4X4
5x10 single axle trailer with trimmertrap racks
Toro 48" WB--belt drive, fixed deck, 15hp kawasaki, 2-wheel velke
Redmax HB2300 blower
Redmax BC225DL trimmer

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Old 10-29-2003, 04:29 PM
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spares and supplies

while i was thinking about it i wanted to know what you guys thought i should get for spares and supplies. i already have an extra set of blades, reel of trimmer line, extra trimmer head, spark plugs, fuel cans, and 2-cycle oil worked into my budget. what do you guys think about trimmertrap and/or jungle gym equipment racks? my dealer sells both. thanks in advance everyone.
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'03 Sierra 1500 ext. cab 4X4
5x10 single axle trailer with trimmertrap racks
Toro 48" WB--belt drive, fixed deck, 15hp kawasaki, 2-wheel velke
Redmax HB2300 blower
Redmax BC225DL trimmer

"fire na tine" (men of fire)
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Old 11-05-2003, 11:05 PM
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i built my own , materials from home depot cost me about 50$.

i had enough to build a 3 station trimmer rack, backpack blower rack, and a water cooler rack. i can send pics but it will be a day or 2
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Old 11-25-2003, 09:42 PM
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Firedog,who did you get your equipment from I'm looking at either Millbrandt lawn equipment (next to C.C.F.D.) or Harvester small engine. P. S. Thanks for keeping St L burn free.
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Old 11-26-2003, 06:59 AM
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i bought everything at affton lawn equipment. all the dealers that i dealt with were all about the same price. lol.
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'03 Sierra 1500 ext. cab 4X4
5x10 single axle trailer with trimmertrap racks
Toro 48" WB--belt drive, fixed deck, 15hp kawasaki, 2-wheel velke
Redmax HB2300 blower
Redmax BC225DL trimmer

"fire na tine" (men of fire)
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