need help with the decisions

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Perrone Enterprizes, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Perrone Enterprizes

    Perrone Enterprizes LawnSite Member
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    im 16 and want to start lawncare next spring,my question is should i start with the 22 inch push mower i have or should i get this toro,i dont have a very big budget to work with and i still need an edger hedge trimmer and a trailer,anyway here the torohttp://www.wantaddigest.com/forsale/wantad.asp?onlineid=AOHPJ02&adid=A00013&classifieds=Lawn%A0/Garden&eclass2=Home%20and%20Garden
    thanks nick
     
  2. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    Being you still need a trailer, line trimmer, hedge trimmer, the question is can you buy that toro and all those other things?

    Link did not work so I don't know what size mower you're looking at.

    You can start out with a used trailer, skip the trailer if you have an 8' bed pickup. Many ways to start when there is not much money behind you.

    Keep in mind you can start with the small mower and by 1/2 way through season you could make enough to pick up a larger mower.

     
  3. Perrone Enterprizes

    Perrone Enterprizes LawnSite Member
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    okay i think ill just use what ive got and get an edger and maybe just a small trailer to start but i do have a Chevy 1500 with a long bed thanks,nick
     
  4. CL&T

    CL&T LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here's the link Toro

    $375 OBO. I would offer $250. I think that thing is going to be more trouble than it's worth.
     
  5. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It's strange how some of the posts have disappeared. At least three of them.
     
  6. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Silver Member
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    I wouldnt bother with that toro unless you get it for a good deal... Looks like It has been worked good.... Stick it out with the 22 for now until your ready to move up.... I have worked out of a fullsize truck and its okay if your just starting up. Good Luck!
     
  7. Perrone Enterprizes

    Perrone Enterprizes LawnSite Member
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    okay thank you thats what ill do and i might just get a small used trailer and i dont know how well it work but the string trimmer head on the one i have flips over for edging but ive never really tried it,thanks nick
     
  8. Perrone Enterprizes

    Perrone Enterprizes LawnSite Member
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    the string trimmer i have also flips in an edger put ive never really tried it do you think i could just use that to start
     
  9. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Silver Member
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    What kind is it? Can you post a pic of it? I got an echo trimmer last season from home depot and have been extremely happy with it. I know most guys use the trimmer to edge, i do...
     
  10. Perrone Enterprizes

    Perrone Enterprizes LawnSite Member
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    its just a poulan that that's my dads
     

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