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View Poll Results: How old were you when you started?
12-15 101 35.94%
16-20 64 22.78%
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Old 07-06-2004, 05:56 PM
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When I started

I started mowing my parents lawns, and my grandparents. Thats when i was only 7 years old, and had an old craftsmen. Now, im 14 and have over 25 customers in my neighborhood only. Not including the ones i have that my dad drives my too. I was 12 when i thought i should start a lawn care buisness. Now that i have experience the cost of the equipment i should tell most kids my age, have at least!, 700$$$ saved up. I currently have 1 dixon 48" ZTR, 2 Toro 36" walkbehinds, 2 echo trimmers, 2 echo backpack blowers, and a 8x14' trailer. Last year i made over 15,000$$ just from mowing lawns. Right now i have nearly
40,000$$$ saved! I suggest you look into all of this before hand and not during, I found out the hard way.
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Old 07-06-2004, 06:39 PM
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I started mowing my parents yard when I was 10
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Old 07-06-2004, 11:57 PM
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I started mowing my parents yard when I was 10
Same here, started mowing the neighbors lawn, and realized how much I loved it.
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Old 07-09-2004, 02:37 PM
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Re: When I started

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I currently have 1 dixon 48" ZTR, 2 Toro 36" walkbehinds, 2 echo trimmers, 2 echo backpack blowers, and a 8x14' trailer. Last year i made over 15,000$$ just from mowing lawns. Right now i have nearly
40,000$$$ saved! I suggest you look into all of this before hand and not during, I found out the hard way.
You must be working with other people? Two walk behinds, two trimmers and blowers. I'm also assuming someone is old enough to drive a truck to pull that 16' enclosed.
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Old 07-15-2004, 12:51 AM
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Technically, I was 8 when I started on family and neighbor's lawns. I started for real this year @ 30.
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Old 07-26-2004, 09:57 AM
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I started mowing my parents lawn when I was 8.
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Old 07-30-2004, 08:48 PM
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i started cutting my parents lawn when i was 9 my bothers and myself would draw straws to see you got to cut that week. mower was a Bolens, cant remember the specs on it but at that time it was a big machine. also had a snowplow...
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Old 08-03-2004, 05:29 PM
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so lets get this straight.... you're 14 now. you started @ 12. (2 years). now assuming you instantly got those '25 accounts' and instantly started making $15k/yr you should have @ max $30k after 2 years..... now you claim you have a z, an enclosed trailer, 2 wb's 2 blowers.... does anyone else see where i'm taking this?

its fine and dandy that you started a "lawn biz" which is more than most other 14 year olds do, however there is no need to lie.

now plz go back to your pokemon game.
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Old 08-03-2004, 06:03 PM
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Hey BS, Do a search on this kid he is full of it. He also go's by the name Koiboi123
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Old 08-20-2004, 12:19 AM
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I am 15 and have 44 accounts got bored one day so i mad these flyers thinkin no one is gonna call.. The next day i got home from school and my mom says someone called for you to cut there lawn so of coarse i ran down with my little MTD 20" 5.5 HP mower and cut the lawn and that is when i started been in buisness for about 6 years and now have built my buisness up to 44 lawns oh ya and i have a 48" BOBCAT walkbehind and sense it got so big had to rely on dad to take me around so we are now BUIsness Partners S & L Lawncare
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