Lawn mower question

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Willingtoworkmn, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Willingtoworkmn

    Willingtoworkmn LawnSite Member
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    Ok, I have been in business for about two months and am on my second mower. A cheesy 139cc MTD mower from menards. At this rate its costing me about 80 bucks a month to keep me in mowers. The plus side of this is there is no lost time. I just open a new box and off I go. The negative side is that I have a friend who says that if I get a commercial mower it basically will last all year. I do beat the hell out of mowers though. Near the end of life of my last mower I was mowing drained out swampland. Any advice to lower my mower cost here, or is 80 bucks a month good enough for the convenience?
     
  2. pjlandscapes

    pjlandscapes LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 48

    buy a good commercial mower and take care of it it should last you years to come.
     
  3. cutyourgrass

    cutyourgrass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    I work on mower equipment for the military. The home use equipment SUCKS big time. A commercial unit is made to handle rough treatment. Many have belt driven blades to prevent damage to the motor. The bodies are a stronger metal. The plus' are endless.
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  4. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,311

    36" Scag Hydro walk-behind. This mower will last you a long long long time.
     

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