Lawn Care

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Supper Grassy, May 17, 2007.

  1. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i am new to the industy. i currently own
    36" snapper pro w/ bagger
    Mtd walkbehind edger
    curved shaft line trimmer
    and a homelite back pack blower

    looking at a 6 X 12 trailer.
    what is best front end on a trailer
    single bar or A shape?

    What are some MUSTS
     
  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    dont know about trailers may want to go to the trailer section and post....

    every place is diffrent. I dont leave home with out my chain and tow strap. I get my eXmark stuck offten.

    some items that are overlooked are safety... Like ear muff's snake boots. gloves, 1st aid kit... and such... I always like to have a change of clothes.

    your customers kind of dictate what type of equiptment you need.....

    around my neck of the woods I MUST HAVE ZTR'SSSSSSS and yes that's more than one....
    I dont even own a 21" mower.....Nor do I bag....
    Insurance is a MUST.......
     
  3. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,582

    ok. so i need a tow starp and a chain
    how about a come along
     
  4. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Anyone else have ane more Nesissitys for a New Guy?
     
  5. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
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    A-frame tongue is good, you can put a storage box on it...

    As far as list of things to have, well..

    Your edger, trimmer and blower aren't going to last long under commercial use.

    Other musts:

    Business license/seller's permit
    Liability insurance
    Office supplies
    Spare blades
    Trimmer line
    Spark plugs
    Tie-Downs
    Gas cans

    The list is a lot longer than that, but you get the idea...
     
  6. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ok. you have some good ideas
     
  7. Prestige-Lawncare

    Prestige-Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    The list can grow and grow. You'll start adding stuff as you go ... and you'll keep buying. Things like gloves, sun/safety glasses, rags/paper towels, various tools and wrenches, spare parts/blades/oil, and on and on and on.

    Try this ... take a look at the link below ... scroll down to post #8 and take a look at the inside of Brian's trailer. Look at all of the things he has in there and that will give you just an idea of where to start.

    Click here ---> http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=178966
     

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