45years +

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by larryinalabama, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    How many fellers in here are 45 years or older? Im 46 and as much as I love this business my old body sometimes doesnt. I simply endure all the pain, and I also purchase any equiptment that makes life eaiser. Im posting this thred to share experiences and also to ask if you plan stay in lawncare unill retirement.
     
  2. 50 here, thank god I have good workers.
     
  3. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well I am 54, retired when I was 47 and purchased my business three years ago. Solo for the most part but sons help out on the larger jobs. Hoping one or both of them take over and build the business to what it could be. If not, I'll stick with it a few more years but for now the business has paid for my four wheelers and helped put my youngest though college.
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  4. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    My uncle says you can do great work in your 50s, hope we can find out
     
  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ive taken my 6yr old with me the last 2 summers, mabey in 10 years
    i
    ll ride with him
     
  6. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
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    49 here, Daughters 16 & 21 staring to do more :)
     
  7. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Mabey they will start their own lawn care business
     
  8. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
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    46 here. No children that want to do ANYTHING in a field that has....gasp...physical labor involved.

    Good workers are hard to find so my old body takes a beating. I'm trying to make it through this "recession" and then maybe sell. Id sell now if someone had any money...LOL.
     
  9. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Any chance for the 21 year olds number? :laugh::laugh:
     
  10. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Its in the barrell of the loaded shotgun the old man is holding
     

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