For all you teenage mowers!!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by born2farm, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. born2farm

    born2farm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    There is hope out there for us.

    I have been mowing for 3 years and im only 15 right now. I have been mowing with this same push mower and handhelds this whole time. Last year I was able to save up enough to buy me a John Deere lx176 rider with 38in deck. I mowed 6 lawns last year and hope to have 10 this year.

    I recently bought this trailer and rigged it up to hold all of my equipment to travel around town with.

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    I know ill probably catch crap and be called a lowballer and an unlicensed unprofessional kid but everyone has to start somwhere. I dont lowball I charge no less then 20 a yard and that is only on flat open intown yards. My going rate is around 30.
     
  2. born2farm

    born2farm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    more pics.

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  3. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
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    You stay with it and best of luck. But please get a slow moving safety triangle for the trailer too -- live to mow another day.
     
  4. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I love it.... take that ambition and Rock On junior!
     
  5. rcracer

    rcracer LawnSite Member
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    awesome good luck!:usflag:
     
  6. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm impressed. You must have a good work ethic..

    Keep at it!
     
  7. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I was thinking the same thing...if nothin else get some reflective tape. Don't be ashamed of tha setup...I used to have one just like it and I was 22. Had several yards within close proximity to my house. Didn't amke sense to move the truck.
     
  8. rmmllc

    rmmllc LawnSite Member
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    Good unit- I started like that, but with a bike trailer. Wish I had pictures. Don't sell yourself short- charge what the big boys do if you work as well as they do.
     
  9. RWS

    RWS LawnSite Member
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    I think your doing great.
     
  10. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I remember when I was 15 with a (Grass Handler)32'' 8hp lawn tractor made by MTD, pulling a dump cart, Just like you.:waving:

    Drove mine, down M-89 highway to job sites, across streets, Memories...
    It's nice to see your setup, thanks for sharing good luck this year buddy...Joe
     

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