Is this a good starter equipment list?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mgregm, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. mgregm

    mgregm LawnSite Member
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    -toro/ exmark 21" commercial
    -Edger Stihl FC110 (with star blade)
    -Trimmer Stihl FS100RX or FS130
    -Blower Stihl BR600
    -Hedge Clippers Stihl HS81T or HS80 24"
    -Spreader Lesco
    -Gas Can No-Spill Brand

    -Underarmour Polo shirt
    -Dickies pants
    -Machanix/sears brand Imoact gloves
    -Boonie Hat

    I know there are things I am missing, but these are the ones I wanted input on. If you have any suggestions please let me know why. I am a newbie and trying to leran as much as i can before i jump in the fire.

    Thanks GregO
  2. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The list looks decent, but what do you plan on doing with your spreader? Hopefully only seeding until you get licensed for fert.
  3. barefootlawnsandlandscape

    barefootlawnsandlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Safety Glasses
    Ear Plugs/Safety Headphones
    Leaf Rake
    Business Certificate

    If you go with the 600 blower you will love it. I would go ahead and spring for two weedeaters.
    I would ditch the underarmor, it is too expensive to ruin and no one is going to be impressed, just a white cheap collared shirt will do.
  4. mgregm

    mgregm LawnSite Member
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    From what i have found out I dont need a license to fertilize in texas, I do need one for pesticides. I could be wrong tho. The business license, tax Id, insurance got all planned out after i pick the company name. i was more worried about the equipment, because next year the prices are going up. in the winter i can get closeouts and used items cheaper. I just dont want to buy something crappy. I wanted the uniforms to look professional and keep me as cool as possible. I know it dosnt get that hot in Texas but every little bit helps.:hammerhead: I am looking for any recommendations of things that i havent considered or if there is something better to fit my needs.
  5. DodgeTruckMan731

    DodgeTruckMan731 LawnSite Senior Member
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    if you haven't already bought the 21" mower go with a 36" mower you will be much happier.
  6. mgregm

    mgregm LawnSite Member
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    Barefoot yea i should probly get 2 trimmers. I thought the underarmour was high in price too, but the dark green polo looked really good. I ordered one to try and see if it helps keep me cool this year while I help my friend finish up his first year in business. I cant wait to try the Br600 compare to the homedepot echo we have been using.

    I was looking at a scag Zcat but my credit wasnt good enough. I am checking out the gravely 34" Z turn right now. Was told it would be easier to get finaced.
  7. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    Do you have any accounts yet? What do you have as far as a truck and trailer?
  8. mgregm

    mgregm LawnSite Member
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    My friend is going to give me 7 of his accounts. I have a ranger but no trailer. Was thinking about a small starter trailer for first year. I figured a small truck would be best until I started pursuing commercial account and/or needed a crew, with the price of gas so high.

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