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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by miltthemower, May 2, 2005.

  1. miltthemower

    miltthemower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    What can I purchase with $4,000 to get my company started.
    I currently have a 21" Push Mower
    Weed Eater
    Hard Rake
    Tiller (Manual Tiller) for small garden areas.

    I need a walk behind mower, edger, and (used) pickup truck. Is their anything else I will need. I often hear people talk about license or bonding.
  2. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,587

    licence, liability insurance, a special licence to apply any chemicals, commercial insurance on the vehicle and trailor, you may need to collect sales tax in your state,
  3. A+ Lawncare

    A+ Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 503

    what size w/b are you looking to get.... i know you can pick up an older model mower for about $1,500-2k, 48'' belt...

    and an older (early 90's work truck) model chevy can be picked up for about $1,500-2k also....

    edgers are fairly cheap... just keep your eyes peeled in your local paper
  4. A+ Lawncare

    A+ Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 503

    what about an trailer?
  5. SoloMow

    SoloMow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 172

    Get yourself a Redmax stick edger. It might be the most time-conserving hand tool you ever purchase! It has literally saved me 10+ minutes per job. You can edge almost as fast as you can walk. Period. :cool:

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