New Lawn Service

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Koiboi123, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. Koiboi123

    Koiboi123 LawnSite Member
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    Hi, I am from central New Jersey, and i'm looking to start a lawn care bizz. I have about 2000$ saved to buy a pretty good walk behind and a backpack blower. I have the edger and weedwacker already. I have some questions on what kind of mower and blower i should get. Toro, Scag, John Deere, Hustler, or Gravely. For the blower Redmax, Stihl, Echo, Homeilite. Any other suggestions will be appreaciated.

    Ryan

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    Equipment:
    1 Troybuilt Weedwacker
    1 Echo Edger
    1 21" cut MTD 6.5hp
     
  2. meathead1134

    meathead1134 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've got a JD gs45 which is 48 inch cut and love it. Go with an echo trimmer with the rapid loader
     
  3. Koiboi123

    Koiboi123 LawnSite Member
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    How much is the John Deere? And the echo? Does the John Deere Have like a 42" or 44" cut?
     
  4. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
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    You're not going to be able to fit in many fence gates with a 48". So if you can only afford one mower, its gotta be a 36" (or 32"). As far as blowers go, I've used Stihl and Echo, like the Stihl better.

    A new walk-behind is going to start over $2000, you might look into finding a decent used one.
     
  5. Koiboi123

    Koiboi123 LawnSite Member
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    Ok thanks for the advice. I have a dealer that is right around the corner(hes a friend) He said he'll get me a new toro fixed deck 36" cut for 2000$ and a Stihl Magnum blower for around 250- 275$. Are these good deals?
     
  6. Koiboi123

    Koiboi123 LawnSite Member
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    Come on I need some help here
     
  7. kemmer

    kemmer LawnSite Senior Member
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    id go with a redmax 7000 or 7001
     
  8. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    I would take a look at the shindaiwa blowers. we have an eb501 and man that thing can blow. as for a mower I think that the quick 36 by better would be good for you.

    here's the link. http://www.betteroutdoorproducts.com/
     
  9. Koiboi123

    Koiboi123 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks, i'll look in to it. As far as the blower, I just bought the Shihl( for 225) I just need the mower.
     
  10. kemmer

    kemmer LawnSite Senior Member
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    where are you in NJ?
     

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