experienced yet ... new to the business

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mikey6943, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. mikey6943

    mikey6943 LawnSite Member
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    looking for advice on the most informative website i have found , iam from the new england area ( south of boston ) and iam ready to build my own business , tired of people making money off of me ... iam intrested in mowing lawns and building up a clent base from there , but my mower knowledge is limited to scags and wright standers ... i have 5k for start up cost , will this be enough or should i look into loans ... i already have a truck , 94 dodge ( nothing beautiful but its a start ! ) wish i had a chevy ... any need advice on trailers too ! thanks
     
  2. Bhorner

    Bhorner LawnSite Member
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    I'm new too, just ordered one of these Quick Samurai 36's. Great price, great machines from everything I have read on here.:usflag: http://www.betteroutdoorproducts.com/
     
  3. mikey6943

    mikey6943 LawnSite Member
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    yeah the quick 36 looks like a good investment , priced very well ... ill ahve to find a dealer in my area and check it out

    thanks
     
  4. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    i Recommend toro. One of the easiest and best w/b. the t bar is way easy to use!
     
  5. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    and a 16ft flat bed is perfect
     
  6. casco73

    casco73 LawnSite Member
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    Depending on the amount and size of lawns you take on I would keep cost down and pick up a nice walk behind 36" or 48" with ramps A 16ft. trailer is a little big to start with keep costs low so your profit will be high as you start
     
  7. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    i started with that 16ft and it was perfect, now getting a little small. your trailer can never be too big. and the price between say a 5x10 and a 16ft isnt that much.
     
  8. mikey6943

    mikey6943 LawnSite Member
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    any input on the quick 36 ? reliability - handle on hills ... ect.

    thanks
     
  9. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    Quick 36 is shipped directly from the manufacturer. There is no dealers. Parts are shipped directly to you with out dealer network.

    All the reports are positive. There was a thread started a couple days ago where they did a review.
     
  10. Bhorner

    Bhorner LawnSite Member
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    Here's a link back to the original thread, gives you good detail and information on the Quick 36. Including some info from the owner of the company. I just bought a dual axle 16 ft car/equipment trailer myself. Don't think I'll be running out of room for a while.

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=158008
     

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