what do u think??

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by rfed32, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Posts: 680

    found an old pic on the computer from when i ran out of the back of my truck from 2yrs ago...1day a week i am doing all small lawns in one hood and im thinkin about just runnin out of my truck with the 36''...what do u guys think about this??
  2. Ecoscape01

    Ecoscape01 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 375

    Dude I'm doin it. So what you don't have a trailer. I don't yet. Purchasing other equipment is more important to me right now although I would like a trailer ASAP. Don't listen to anyone talkin smack about how it's SOOOOO unprofessional and you'll look like an idiot. Whatever!!!!!!!! I don't listen to those BOSO's anymore. I got my truck, my 36", and my other equipment and I'm doin just fine. The mower cuts grass whether it came off your truck or a trailer. I would just STRONGLY recommend that you have a set of really good ramps with a brace in the middle that secures the two ramps together cuz if you drop that mower, you can get hurt or ruin that thing. But heck ya dude if that's all you can afford right now, make up for it with your quality and customer service. My customers love me and right now I look like one of those "workin for beer money" guys but I do a hell of a job and take pride in my work.
  3. Rizzo

    Rizzo LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 305

    I think he currently has a trailer and is thinking about going back to just a truck... It it works for you do it. It would be easier to get around.
  4. lsylvain

    lsylvain LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 777

    I would. I have always said that you should run with just the truck for as long as you can until you have enough jobs that forces you to use the trailer. You save on gas for one thing, but then again if you already have a trailer, my biggest thing was just holding off until buying one to save the cabage and let the business pay for the new trailer instead of you paying for the trailer. 6 one way 1/2 dozen the other.
  5. Allens LawnCare

    Allens LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 926

    Go for it.....you have to start somewhere. Most people that go out and buy everything before they have an established client base go under quick.....keep cutting, save up and buy what you need when you need it!
  6. LTDLawnCare

    LTDLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    Do it up...it takes up less space
  7. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,370

    I think I would continue to use the trailer since you already have it.
  8. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,570

    I just use a pickup. 21" and 32" mowers. If it will save time, headache or fuel I am all for it.
  9. Midwest Lawn Services

    Midwest Lawn Services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

  10. Ecoscape01

    Ecoscape01 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 375

    NO NO NO NO NO. I said I "look" like one of those "beer money" guys cuz my truck and my mower are pretty old but not that I am one.

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