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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by DEEREBOY14, Mar 29, 2008.


    DEEREBOY14 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    help me please in my neighbour hood we have lots ranging from 100x200=1 acre and may be this summer myfreind and i was wounder ing how much we should charge for weedeating blowing mowing edgeig and what else should we do we want to buy a john deere gator 850d diesel and a 4x5 carry on trailer and a la175 lawn tractor and nummeres tanks of gas and diesel and 2/cycle mix please help me we were thinking a bout chargein 30 40 maybe even 50 bucks ok thats kinda high ok please help me
  2. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 370

    1 acre is about $45-$55 around our area...
  3. Mark Bogart

    Mark Bogart LawnSite Member
    Posts: 174

    One acre = 43,560 sq.ft. Did you mean 20,000 to 43,560? Just wondering!
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    Yeah, I was wondering the same thing! Curious...why would you buy a Gator for carrying a lawn tractor? You can easily get a real truck for less money and you can legally drive it on the road.

    DEEREBOY14 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    uhh i am only 14 will be 15 next summer an i will only have a permit
  6. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    isn't there laws about having "children" operating a lawn mower? 14 seems kinda young to be mowing lawns. Do you guys have a business license, insurance are you paying taxes?
  7. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 370

    wow, sixth post. read around and you'll see there are many other teens who are doing well and that do pay taxes.
  8. Johnson LCO

    Johnson LCO LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 336

    People need to understand this forum is for professionals, as the website says "professionals growing together." You are not a professional. You seemingly have no intention of licensing or insurance and cannot even drive. You have asked every stupid question but never mentioned license and insurance. You have no business operating a mower or heavy equipment. At this point, you probably dont even know how hard this work is, let alone doing the work and managing the business side. Go to work for a small landscaping company and learn how to bid jobs and how to do them properly. If you can work at the company and last a year then you might have what it takes to start up yourself. Your questions are vague and lack any semblence of intelligent thought. Use the search button and refrain from posting until you can manage to type complete sentences that are at tleast understandable and have some kind of point. Prices vary by region so most of the people that respond cannot help you. Good luck, you need it.
  9. lsu03

    lsu03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 370

    they also have a forum called "starting a lawncare business" and that is what he is trying to do. how do you get that he is "seemily has no intention of licensing or insurance and cannot even drive". soon i'll post some other licensed and insured teens who can't drive or couldn't drive when they started up and now are doing very well.
  10. Johnson LCO

    Johnson LCO LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 336

    He posted that he cant drive. I see no dumb questions on his part on the subject of licensing or insurance. He cant figure out how to bid or use punctuation so I just assumed he couldnt get licensed or insured without asking LS members. I dont have anything against teens that cant drive (you must fall in this category or you wouldnt be bothering me right now), becuase everyone has to start somewhere. I just think before flooding the message bored with unintelligent, unreadable and pointless questions, he should use the search button. In his post, he seemingly typed each word as it came to him, as one sentence, instead of thinking about it thoroughly. I couldnt drive not too long ago and remeber how it feels, so dont get all upset because I dont want your mommy calling my business telling me that I upset her son.

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