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Old 03-01-2005, 01:53 PM
adam underwood adam underwood is offline
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first mower

im just starting up this year and im looking to buy a mower. i have about $1000 to spend and id be willing to finance more if possible. i talked to a guy at landscaping supplier and he told me my best bet would be to go with a new entry level mower and suggested a 32'' billy goat. does anybody have any other suggestions or experience with this type of mower?
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Old 03-01-2005, 09:23 PM
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Go to if you are willing to spend just a little more you can get a package with a mower, trimmer, and blower for under 3000.
Green Envy Mowing
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Old 03-08-2005, 10:12 PM
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Hit me up, I can help.
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Old 03-08-2005, 10:15 PM
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I know that this may sound bad, but if you only have $1000, I would just get a craftsman to start out with. You have to start somewhere
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Old 03-09-2005, 01:02 PM
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Tiedeman is correct I think if you are going to start out you should stay within your means and if that means buying a high quality 21" then do it and grow your equipment as you grow your business. I am starting with what it takes to do a good job and nothing more, if you get on the Internet you can get some major deals, take these deals to your local distributors and they will match plus 10%. I got the top line 21 Husky for under 350 from Northern tool not saying this is what i will stay with but the mower has already paid itself off now looking at a LESCO 36" Wb. Big is not always better.
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Old 03-13-2005, 08:09 AM
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keep looking

last year i was looking for equipment, and got very lucky. I was flipping through a heavy equipment trader and came a across a 60 inch ferris hydro drive good shape. I called him whent and took a look, looked good got the ferris a 18 by 6 half trailer walk behind edger walk behind blower for 2,OOO
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:20 AM
MJhnson Lawn MJhnson Lawn is offline
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Try one of the advertisement magazines, I recently bought a 36" Belt, Scag
Kawasaki Eng 13 HP, 2001; for 1500$ and it runs good, just had to replace
Trans Belt and Blade Belt thats it. I doubt you can find a decent WB over
32"s for less than 1300$ that is used. I looked at a few for a 1000$ and less
and they were piece of junk.
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