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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by 89Ranger, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. 89Ranger

    89Ranger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    Hi, I am trying to start my own business this summer and needed to know about how much to charge for lawns? Also people say to get the hydro deck and some people say not to. what is a hydro deck? Should I get one with it? Any help will be used and greatly appreciated. Thanks

  2. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 603

    how much money do you have to spend? depending on your budget will depend on what equipment you can get. Do your research on equipment. I personally would start out with a 36 in walkbehind that is belt driven. You dont need a Hydro mower.

    Most people are charging between $25-$45 per cut
  3. 89Ranger

    89Ranger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    I am going to try to get about 5 grand from the bank and also buy a 6'x10' enclosed cargo trailer with a ramp door for 2500.

    I don't have any equipment now
  4. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 603

    You must have checked out my website www.mow2nd.com I agree go with that trailer, keeps everything out of the rain, and from theft. the rest may run you around $3,000 if it is NEW, or you can find some used equipment much cheaper. Good Luck
  5. 89Ranger

    89Ranger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    mow2nd, how do you get 10-20 new customers each day? If you could please tell me a liitle more about it that would be greatly appreciated. I am very interested in it.
  6. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 603

    Sorry, I dont just give away FREE information. I will say, I have looked this site up and down, nobody has a clue.
  7. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    10-20 a day? Yeah right....
  8. precisioncut

    precisioncut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 654

    Call around your area and ask other LCO's min prices and add on prices. It will give a good idea and start.
  9. jsr2741

    jsr2741 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 392


    I started with a belt drive and when I bought a hydro I hated to even use the belt drive. The hydro will be more expensive but it's worth it.
  10. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 603

    You can get 10-20 new customers a day, you people just dont use your heads. Everybody is doing the same old thing, be creative, be different, there is a way..........good luck

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