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Old 05-29-2004, 08:38 AM
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how i got started

I started mowing my moms and dads lawn when i was 10. Then when I was 13 one of my dads friends found out i was mowing lawns so he told me about his next door neibhor who needed her lawned mowed so i started doing that lawn. Now im 14 and mowing 3 lawns. I bought a used Toro 38'' ride on lawn mower a 21'' mower, Both ran like new. I have one question though I need a weed wacker but i have a limited budget of $150 that i saved for buying a weed wacker. I was thinking of a Weed Eater Feather lite but my dad said I wouldnt like it. Any Ideas thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 05-29-2004, 07:38 PM
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first of all....


FORDS SUCK

Second of all....you would be fine with a weedeater like that. i have a homelite as a backup and after using a real weedeater like my Stihl i would hate to have to use the homelite on ANY lawn anyday of the week. If you can save up a couple more bucks buy a stihl...

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Old 05-30-2004, 08:05 AM
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First Thanks for the information Trevors Lawn Care.

second Whats wrong with Fords? (not trying to start a war)
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Old 06-02-2004, 10:11 AM
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Where are you in Mass? If you only doing three lawns you could use a cheap trimmer but if you plan on growing you will want a commercial trimmer.
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Old 06-02-2004, 10:30 AM
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I'm in the Worcester county area. I only need the trimmer to last until i can get my license and then i will get something more commercial grade.
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Old 06-08-2004, 05:13 PM
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fordsrule, save up and buy the best first because its going to cost you more in the long run. if you ever want to expand you'll have to buy a commercial trimmer anyway, so save up a little longer and get a really good machine that will last. take care of your equipment and it will take care of you.

a shindaiwa t231 should be perfect for you needs
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Thanks for the information. Buying a string trimmer has been put off until I can save up some more money to get a good commercial string trimmer.
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Old 06-08-2004, 11:17 PM
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My rule of thumb is never buy anyting that is not commercial (unless it is a backup).

DON'T buy a weed eater.

Keep saveing your money and get a Red Max.

I just got a Red Max BCZ2600S It is a fantastic machine!!!!!!!
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Old 06-15-2004, 12:23 PM
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what part of worcester county are you in, I want to know my competition. Get a straight shaft comm weedwhacker that can have attachments, removable shaft or w/e so later you can buy an edger, power broom, saw and bush trimmers for it. I am in central worcester.
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Old 06-15-2004, 01:58 PM
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I'm not much competition considering and I'm only 14 and only mowing three lawns.
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