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hope I'm on the right track just one piece away

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by JT Rock, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. JT Rock

    JT Rock LawnSite Member
    from Ct
    Posts: 4

    Alright fellers and fellerettes, I have been considering opening up a lawncare business for a year now. I feel I have the right circumstance now to go forward.

    I have a Backpack blower

    Line trimmer

    Rakes and all other tools

    Purchasing a trailer

    Just need a proper mower.. I was at a husqvarna dealer and was real impressed with the 19 hp 46in zero turn mower, went to lowes and saw the John Deere, frankly with my uneducated opinion I though it was a ripoff, then the dude their was talking about a troybilt 25hp 50 in. Well of course this got me all happy, till I got home and read the reviews that told me to run away like it was the plague...

    Now I will be working till 2pm everyday at my fulltime job, then going to hop on the mower the rest of the time. I want to be smart and responsible here not buying a shatload of expensive equipment for a mi-nute number of lawns.. The idea is to buy in proportion to what I have for jobs. I know to not do commercial yet and not get into to deep until I have my feet under me.

    I live in Ct and am a 1099 benefits consultant for AFLAC . I just want to start with lawns, mulch and jump on the fall clean up train since its right around the corner and as I get educated on aeroating, pruning, planting etc then I will incorporate...

    Am I on the right track and what mower do I get?

  2. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,257

    As for a mower, don't get anything big yet. Get a good used walk behind, and set a budget for advertising to get some accounts. Also get some certifications under your belt. Helps separate fact from fiction when talking to a customer. You don't want to think you know whats correct. You need to know whats correct.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    a used commercial WB will suit you well

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