new guy buying equipment

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by contourbs, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. contourbs

    contourbs LawnSite Member
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    i gonna start a lawn business next month and see everyone says to get a wb first.my question is i can afford a ztr,should i get one.it needs to fit inside a fence and the yards in my area are 1/4 to 1/2 acre.the question also is i dont ever see anyone in my area using a wb always a ztr.what ztr is a good choice as far as the yards sizes i would be mowing
     
  2. Lawnboy112

    Lawnboy112 LawnSite Member
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    I look at the Dixons there great machines. I have a 42'' 15.5 HP takes my about 20min to mow about an acre. I bought mine new for around 3200$
     
  3. FuzzyOne

    FuzzyOne LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 81

    I have a Z and a WB. For those size lots, get a 48" WB. A Z won't save you any time. Since you can afford a Z, get a hydro WB.... you can always add the Z later as you grow.
     
  4. EastTnLC

    EastTnLC LawnSite Member
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  5. contourbs

    contourbs LawnSite Member
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    yeah but with a wb your walking or standing all day.and a 48 inch wont fit threw the gate will it
     
  6. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What is a Dixon, never heard of them?
     
  7. JRLAWNS727

    JRLAWNS727 LawnSite Member
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    I have never heard of them either. Maybe it's a new brand at Wal-Mart?
     
  8. Lakeside Lawncare

    Lakeside Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    I was wondering if he meant Dixie Chopper..but then he said he paid $3200 for his..and I KNEW he wasent..lol
     
  9. FosterGroundsMaint

    FosterGroundsMaint LawnSite Member
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  10. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,180

    i like the scag walkbehinds

    I played with one at the local dealership...Never cut with it though. SO i wouldnt take my advise very seriously.

    trevor
     

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