next peice of equipment

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by dstifel, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 915

    I currently have

    21" Troy built
    36" metro
    Stihl fs 76 seedeater
    Echo multi tool w/ attatchments
    Lesco aerator
    Wild thing chainsaw ( bought when was younger hardly use)

    What should be my next move. Every yard I have besides my one commercial is limited to a 36" due to gates. Any ideas on good equipment that is a must have?

    Thanks guys
     
  2. sterlinglawns

    sterlinglawns LawnSite Member
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    I think you will want individual trimmers and edgers at some point in the near future. That should speed you up some as well.
     
  3. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    A backpack blower.
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  4. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 915

    Have echo back pack sorry forgot to list
     
  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hedge trimmer.
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  6. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i'm in the same boat, it makes no sense for me to have anything bigger than a 36'' due to gate sizes. on any larger properties its more cost effective to me to use the 36'' and take a little more time for now
     
  7. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Posts: 2,560

    next thing is get some clients without gates.... otherwise sounds like you are decent.

    Don't know what you have on your "multi-tool" but I would get a dedicated set of hedge trimmers, around 24"
     
  8. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Seems like hedge trimmer is a popular choice any good or bad experiences with echo hedge trimmers I really like their hand tools I have now.
     
  9. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Posts: 2,560

    we are an echo shop.... I like stihl saws, but the local dealer is an @$$, we have 2 hc-165s and a hca-266, never had any issues with them. Just keep them lubed up good with fluid film or something of that nature.
     
  10. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,594

    If there isnt much potential for getting bigger lawns then Id be itching for a 36" stander. Grandstand, wright, v ride, etc. They would be faster. Time is money! Otherwise Id keep the 36" WB you have and get a 60" stander or ZTR if you can get some bigger lawns.
     

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