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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by okie2, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. okie2

    okie2 LawnSite Member
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    I have finally bought me a JD 757 60" deck. I want to start making a little money especially to pay off the loan. What next do I need to do? I have a Wal-Mart weed eater that doesnt sound good and takes 30 minutes to get it running. Anyway, is it too late or should I get started now?
     
  2. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
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    you have an 8 thousand dollar mower and a 75 dollar weed eater? what about other equipment?
     
  3. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
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    DO next: Get customers.(should have done first)
     
  4. grassnazi1

    grassnazi1 LawnSite Member
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    Ya you really need to start focusing on some customers, but I would reccomend buying used equipment to get you through and then upgrade when you can. Obviously the first upgrade would be a new weed wacker, but use what you have until you have some money coming in! Also, it's never too late, fall is right around the corner and all you really need as a bare minimum to get started is a good rake and can. Focus on getting customers as your next step.... without them it doesn't matter if your weedwacker works or not.
     
  5. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do you have a blower, trailer, truck, etc? What other equip. do you have? It's a good idea to upgrade your equipment, starting with your weedwhacker, go with a comm. brand, used if you can find it, and a hand held blower until you get a solid customer base, then you can move on to the backpack blower, assuming you dont have that already.
     
  6. okie2

    okie2 LawnSite Member
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    My wife said I dont need a blower cause I got a broom. Anyways, yeah I got a used JD 757. Whats a good way to pick up 5 or 10 customers. Im just getting started with all this. Who has used weed eaters?
     
  7. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Lemme know how that works out for you.
     
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why work your tail off at this point?

    That's like them long winded movies gotta bore you with all the crap before the big chase that should come anytime.
    Why not just cut to the chase, skip the crap?

    So take the shortcut, default and see what happens, what I would do.
     
  9. okie2

    okie2 LawnSite Member
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    Ok that doesnt really make sense to me
     
  10. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,286

    They never will.
     

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