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  1. N&CLandscaping

    N&CLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 360

    Hey, Im Nick and I own N&C Landscaping/Landscapes Unlimited in Medford MA. I Just Started up last year and love this Business! Right now its just me and a couple of friends working for me. Ive got shirts and all that stuff. I was wondering if the following equipment is good:
    -(1) 21" Craftsman Mower
    -(1) Homelite Backpack Blower
    -(1) Craftsman String Trimmer
    -(1) Echo Shred N' Vac
    -All Hand Tools Needed, (Rackes,Shovels,etc.)
    I was also wondering if anyone knew the price on an Exmark 21" or 26" Metro walk Behind?
    Thanks
    Landscapes Unlimited
     
  2. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 843

    Instead of going with a 21" Exmark why not save a little $$ and get a new or slightly used 36"?
     
  3. N&CLandscaping

    N&CLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    But wouldnt a new 36" be more expensive than a 21" or 26"? That maybe a good idea though
     
  4. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    Whatever you do don't get a metro 26. After they said all the bugs where out it, they're not. Had a bad expeirence with one this year but Exmark still bought back fortunatly. Just wait and get a 36" walkbehind.
     
  5. N&CLandscaping

    N&CLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    I had just got a quote on one and I couldnt beleave the price! Now I know why you guys said wait for a 36".
     
  6. Sandgropher

    Sandgropher LawnSite Senior Member
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    Always buy the best equiptment you can afford, hope fully that will be all commercial gear later on, you will save money in the long run.

    Craftmans not a brand people respect around here, but it may suprise you lasting a long time (rare but can happen). all the best for the future:) :usflag:
     
  7. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 843

    Those 26"s are POS right now maybe they'll fix em soon. But like I've said wait for a 36". How many lawns do you have?
     
  8. N&CLandscaping

    N&CLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 360

    Right now I have about 21 average residential Properties and no commercial properties yet. I am making good money, but I dont want to buy new equipment yet because I need a Truck.
     
  9. N&CLandscaping

    N&CLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am just debating getting a new mower
     
  10. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,097

    I would definitly consider a better trimmer and backpack blower. I would keep the others as back-ups. Echo, Redmax Shindaiwa are all good brands of 2 cycle equipment. As you grow and expand, the home-owner equipment will not hold up and will nickle and dime you to death.
     

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