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New business, advice on equipment!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by ridehardny, May 2, 2006.

  1. ridehardny

    ridehardny LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    Im starting expanding my plowing business to mowing lawns. I already have an account for 3/4 acre. I need advice for the best equipment the dollar can buy. I've been looking at Zero turn mowers but dont know where to start. Im looking for a 52-60" mower.
  2. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,497

    Try a lesco, i am very pleased with them so far. Check out their site.
  3. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Posts: 680

    if you arent going to do a lot try to find a 52in ztr exmark toro gravely scag lesco...they u can save some money b.c you wont need a 6fot wide trailer u can get away with buyin a 5x10 but if you are going to do a lot...i would buy a 60in ztr and find a nice cheap 36 or 32 in walkbehind...but if you do buy new chose one that u like and one with a good dealer...guys on here will tell u do get what they like and thats it...they swear by them...i say get what u like not what i like...but get one from a good dealer that will be friendly give you a mower if yours is down etc etc etc. but good luck with it all hope all goes well

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    The equipment is the cheapest part of this job! Do not cheat yourself. Think about it! Save 500 dollars on a mower that produces $50.000 a year. Buy quality

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