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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnkid, Sep 2, 2002.

  1. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
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    For you guys who are firefighters, how many accounts can you guys handle on your days off. Right now, I can only cut on the weeknds so this is limiting mr too some of my customers and my dad alreay thinks I have enough. Currently I am about $2000 short of where I want to be for next season but i know this fall will put me where I want to be and maybe even ahead. I am also considering what kind of equipment I should get for next season when I expand. I was wondering if i should get an enclosed 6x12 trailer with racks which would only leave me enough money to purchase another w/b and not a rider. Or the other option would be to purchase an open 6x12 trailer with racks and buy a rider. Probably a 60" or a 61". Which package would you take. I'm also gonna purchase 2 Stihl FS-85's and probably another backpack. Help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Toys are more fun than trailers. Buy the Z! One question, why are you buying 2 more trimmers? Just curious.
     
  3. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
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    They are "toys" for the first week then they just become work to operate all day. Buy what you need... not what is more fun to play with.
     
  4. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
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    Scag 48,
    yes I will be buying 2 trimmers and proably a Stihl BR-420 Magnum.

    Evan 528,
    I agree with your comment. i need something that is great on hills but is quick touhg oo.
     
  5. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's true, but do you really need an enclosed trailer? Is theft a problem? That seems to be the big deciding factor and how much garage space you have available.
     
  6. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
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    how about a stander, there good on hills and quick on open areas and save trialer space. I would also buy a bigger trailer than a 6x12 though, you will eventually need more space.
     
  7. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    Scheduling wasn't a problem for me. I am a volunteer FF. I can see where it would be harder if you have days on and days off.
     
  8. Turf Dancer

    Turf Dancer LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you run a 24/48 schedule or a modified Detroit or the other schedule where you have a 1 on 1 off 1on 1off 1 on and 4 off it would be near impossible to schedule a business such as this.
     
  9. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,253

    Why would being a voluteer firefighter hurt your schedule? Supporting yourself and your family come before charity. Don't get me wrong, I am not knocking it, but your priorities should come first!!!
     
  10. Turf Dancer

    Turf Dancer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 681

    If you run a 24/48 schedule or a modified Detroit or the other schedule where you have a 1 on 1 off 1on 1off 1 on and 4 off it would be near impossible to schedule a business such as this.
     

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