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What mower did you start with?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by brandman25, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. cody890

    cody890 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    1999 72" Dixie Chopper. Split the cost with my parents because we have 7 acres. Best mower I've ever had which is why I still have it as a backup.
  2. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 867

    husqvarna ez5221 great mower!!!!
  3. grasscutter

    grasscutter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    I started in elementary school with my parents 20" Craftsman, the type you wind to start. I took some of my earnings and bought a 5hp 25" cut Huffy rider with a 3 speed tranny. A few years later I moved up the biggest mower sears had at the time. It had 12 hp and a 48" mower, sealed beam headlights and tail light and a cigarette lighter. I think it was called a lawn tractor even though it was a Craftsman it lasted almost 20 years. They dont make them like that anymore.

    OUTLANDER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576

    very old snapper push mower w/bag litterally made of cloth..(had to hook up spark plug to start, and unhook to shut off..LOL:realmad:got shocked alot)...a ryobie weed eater w/ this really corny blower attachment thing, but it worked.....at least for a season or so, then all this equipment got tired..LOL
  5. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 920

    Had a 21 toro personal pace electric blower and trimmer back when i was about 12 and could only do yards i could walk to. Made up a harness to strap the trimmer and edger to the mower and pushed it all over town. Good old days.
  6. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,187

    I worked for a lawn service back in high school, then after my service with USMC, I worked for one during my college years. I started off my own business with two 52" Scag. I had NO FEAR! lol The experience I had played a big part in that decision.
  7. Blades Lawn Maintenance

    Blades Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Baton Rouge, La
    Posts: 1,233

    Cub Cadet rzt..yeah its in my signature lol
  8. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 6,229

    Bought a JD GS25 and my Lazer in a package deal, traded away my work van for my GMC and I still use my husqvarna homeowner trimmer as my main trimmer
  9. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,647

    52" scathing walk behind.
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  10. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,486

    a 1990's scag 52" hydro walkbehind with a 17hp kawi pull start. I was 14 when i started cutting lawns so i had to tell my dad when i was out of gas, and i didn't know how to string the trimmer when i first started so i had to have him do that too lol.

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