What size and type of mowers did you start up with?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by big tim afm, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. big tim afm

    big tim afm LawnSite Member
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    What size mowers did you start up with when your business was new to the lawn care industry.I don't have a very big start up budget but i'm ready to do it and I have a will to succeed attitude.
     
  2. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i started with a Craftsman DLT2000 48" kohler. it was/is great actually. everyone always slams them but i still use it once-in-a-while. it's a two pedal automatic. runs pretty quick and stripes awesome w/o a kit. ive got over 1000 hrs on it and nothing has happened to it.
     
  3. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    60" Dixie and 48" Ferris and 21" Honda
     
  4. firststarkid

    firststarkid LawnSite Member
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    Toro Z masters(2) 60" 48" WBS John Deere. Which are for sell.
     
  5. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    A 43" Murray tractor and a 48" JD walk behind.
     
  6. asyracus

    asyracus LawnSite Member
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    firststarkid.....please tell me about your John Deere mower for sale. I'm also in VA, and am interested. Thanks!
     
  7. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    I started with a Honda Harmony 36" (or 38”… don’t really know) 9 HP (it was one of the older riding tractors, not push). That was the biggest piece of junk ever. I moved to a John Deere L130 48"/23 hp kohler. Pretty nice machine and that’s where I’m at now. Strips awesome with no kit.

    I’m moving up to all commercial equipment. I just bought a Red Max 7001 backpack blower. I'm hoping to buy an exmark lazer soon…
     
  8. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    I had a 14 hp / 36" riding JCPenny garden tractor.

    A year later, one of the first "WeedEater" trimmers that came out.

    That was all 16 years ago.
     
  9. KL Squared

    KL Squared LawnSite Member
    Posts: 113

    A Toro 44 inch walk behind. I used a 21 inch mower to get into gates that were to small for my Toro. I suggest a 36 inch walk behind for starting up.
     
  10. tx_angler

    tx_angler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

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    16'x77" landscape trailer
    72" Scag Belt W/B
    52" Scag Tiger Cub
    Redmax Trimmers (2)
    RedMax stick edger
    RedMax 7000 blower
    Exmark 21" Metro

    and a bunch of other equipment not in the picture:
    Echo hedge trimmer
    MTD 18" tiller
    Mini tiller
    Hover Mower
    Tow behind aerator
    Tow behind spreader
    Scotts 3000 push spreader
    Yanmar Diesel Generator
    Oregon Tools Blade Grinder
     

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