Need help convincing parents on having 2 trimmers.

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Cuttinitclose, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Cuttinitclose

    Cuttinitclose LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I need your guys honest opinion here. I'm trying to convince my parent to let me buy a second trimmer. I want a FS 90R because of the straight shaft, and keep my JD. I plan on alternating them on jobs. I'll have the money for it even if I don't get the large job I hope to get, later in the season. Paying Cash. So, the question is do I need 2 trimmers? PLEASE HELP!
     
  2. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
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    whats wrong with the first one?
     
  3. Cuttinitclose

    Cuttinitclose LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nothing but, others on here say to carry 2 trimmers in case one breaks down. Im getting rid of the Ryobi shown in my sig., because it's a Piece of Junk, if I get the Stihl.
     
  4. ED'S LAWNCARE

    ED'S LAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
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    You should def have one as a back up. Good luck glad to see you're not wasting your life in front of the tv.
     
  5. JeffNY

    JeffNY LawnSite Senior Member
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    get a husq from lowes. its like $180, and I almost like it better than the $300 echo.
     
  6. Cuttinitclose

    Cuttinitclose LawnSite Bronze Member
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    But commercial grade? I have to be doing something outside, weather permitting, or I go crazy!:laugh:
     
  7. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
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    get a jd trimmer, stihl are gas guzzlers, dont get me wrong though, they are good trimmers.
     
  8. Cuttinitclose

    Cuttinitclose LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a JD and love it (its a bent shaft),but are the straight shafts as good as Stihls? I want something I can keep for a very very long time.
     
  9. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    you dont really need 2. im sure you customers wouldnt mind if you explained that you would come back and trim cause your trimmer broke. If your running a big business its diffrent but for now one should be fine
     
  10. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
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    You definetely need a backup. I like Shindaiwais personally. They are heavy, but the best.
     

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