Need Advice

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by dannyboy20, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. martinfan06

    martinfan06 LawnSite Senior Member
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    On the toros you can get a good one in good shape depending on deck size around 1000$ -1500$. If you get lucky like me I got 2 a 32" deck and a 44" deck with 18 hp kohler great condition w/ other stuff for 2000$. I really like my 44" deck its a good size for just about anything and with the 18hp plenty of power with that deck. That or the 52" model is what I would recommend for what your looking for, just make sure its atleast a 16hp anything less is a little under powered.
     
  2. dannyboy20

    dannyboy20 LawnSite Member
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    How well do the moweres mulch ? Should i get a bagger.
     
  3. martinfan06

    martinfan06 LawnSite Senior Member
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    We don't mulch much down here in FLA. mostly just discharge, matter a fact Ive never seen or heard of any one mulching down here. So cant comment on that aspect.
     
  4. dannyboy20

    dannyboy20 LawnSite Member
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    Blower and trimmer. I have been looking at redmax and Echo on E-bay. Any other recomendations ?
     
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    redmax over echo IMO......

    for WB's, check out the eXmark ECS mowers. I have a belt drive and have absolutly no problem with it! $2899 eXmark metro 48/15 kawi motor (last years prices).
     
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Just discharge, MUCH easier, and once you setup the right type of blades with the type of grass and height you are cutting at, and you are cutting weekly, you will not need to bag or get a mulch kit. Bags can be nice to have around sometimes though
     
  7. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have to aggree with this. I have them holding a few racks up in my shop now as a matter of fact! Them gobblers are certainly heavy enough. The only time my baggers go out is in spring and fall. In the rare occassion they make it onto the trailer during the season, they don't come off for free!

    Look into some gator blades for what ever machine you decide to purchase. They do a very good job! Toro also has their own type of mulch blade called an atomic blade. That does good as well!
     
  8. dannyboy20

    dannyboy20 LawnSite Member
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    Red Max ove Echo ? I found a new RedMAx for $300 EB4401. And Echo also has one for $300. When i checked it out didnt seem to durable.
     
  9. martinfan06

    martinfan06 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Youll get tons off diff opinions on this subject, for me I prefer ECHO. Thats 1 youll have to just try and see which 1 you prefer.
     
  10. dannyboy20

    dannyboy20 LawnSite Member
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    Anyone ever used a Gravely mower. Local dealer near me is selling new 36" mowers for $2600.
     

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