Dallas-Fort Worth Area LCO's

Discussion in 'Network: South' started by TurfGuyTX, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. z_clark

    z_clark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    Hi all!
    How many customers have y'all been able to pick up in y'all's first year of doing lawn care full time? What is your main method of picking up new customers? I plan to put out 5K fliers next season in hopes of getting a 1 to 2 % success rate...is this possible in our market??? Thanks!
     
  2. henker

    henker LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2

    Hello folks. Another new guy. Been reading site for months but first posting. Sons wanted to start business mid-summer and they are too young to do it by themselves so I am helping. We only have a couple of regular customers. Their first commercial job was given to them by their grandfather, but is too big to use 21 " mowers. Trying to find at least a 31" but would go bigger if price is right. Will also need a trailor when we make this purchase. We are having no luck finding stuff in paper. Anyone have any ideas or know where we can find some cheaper used equipment? Thks in advance for any help.
     
  3. J&J Lawn Care

    J&J Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    Hello henker
    You didnt say how much you wanted to spend but there is a half way good deal that i saw on this guys site its
    www.ztrxchange.com
    he has a 52" hydro drive floating deck Exmark Turf Tracer with abt 285 hrs he is asking $3000 its electric start with 19hp Kawasaki. I also know of a firefiter that has a like new lesco 36"gear drive that was talking about selling it he lost his big account that he bought it for i'll check into that one for ya but im sure it's over $2000.
     
  4. Longstar

    Longstar LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    J&J - If your friend is interested in selling that 36" Lesco, tell him to call or email me. I would be interested in talking to him.

    email: lawnstar@sprintpcs.com
    phone: 214-417-7156
     
  5. J&J Lawn Care

    J&J Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    Lonstar I'll get in touch with him in the next few days.
     
  6. Hodge

    Hodge LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    J&J I would also be interested in the mower.... if it is still available

    TJ's Landscape Care LLC
    469 233 3585

    :cool:
     
  7. henker

    henker LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2

    J&J

    Thanks for the information. I know it is probably a good deal, but still a little more than I was wanting to pay. Think I will wait and see if we can find anything else. Appreciate your help
     
  8. J&J Lawn Care

    J&J Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    TJ/ Lonestar/ Henker

    Ok guys sorry it took so long to get back to ya the friend decided to wait and see if he could get a job so he can use his new 36" so he is going to see. But my dealer said there is this other guy getting out of the busness and has a 32" and a 36" i'll send you the info.
     
  9. J&J Lawn Care

    J&J Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    Hey guys

    I was going to e-mail ya but cant get it to work so this guy with the 2 lawnmowers his name is Ron Hicks (817)478-4842
    the 32" is about 2 yrs old and a little over 200 hrs $1300.00 and the 36" is about 2 yrs old and a little over 400 hrs $1500.00 the dealer I know said they were in good shape but I have not seen them hope this may turn into something some of you can use. good luck and let me know.
     
  10. Longstar

    Longstar LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    J&J, thanks for following up on that.
     

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