What was your first work vehicle?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by oatka, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. oatka

    oatka LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    ok, what was your first vehicle you used for lawn care. i'm thinking of starting next year and have nothing but a minivan and an escort wagon at my disposal. so, give me hope (someone) that i can do it with those.
     
  2. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    Lawncare evolved from handyman work so all we had was vans. They were all full size. I sent a crew out today with a van. If all you ever do is cut grass it will work but it is a pain to put mulch in a van--and even harder to get it out.:D

    Escort will not work so well
     
  3. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    1998 Dodge Dakota 2WD
    Then a few months later I bought a 1994 Ford f150 4x4.... then 6 months later and after spending over $6,000 on repairs for the ford I bought a 2001 Chevy 2500HD 4x4 with an 8ft plow.
     
  4. grapeford

    grapeford LawnSite Member
    Posts: 104

    I started mowing lawns back in "82" with a 1972 F100 2wd/ 3 on the tree. (manual shift on the column). I loved that truck.
     
  5. linexrandy

    linexrandy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    1998 Chevy Z-71 Regular Cab, homemade trailer.
     
  6. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 946

    chevy 1500 4x4
     
  7. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    83 Ranger. still got it too. next truck is an 84 F150 with an auto in it.
     
  8. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    I stared with a '90 F-150, 6cyl, 5sp. 2wd. with 160,000 miles on it.
     
  9. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    I started with a 92 ford escort, yes it can be done.
     
  10. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,758

    A ugly, rusty,smoking, pos 88 caravan. And it looked good compared to my trailor and mower:D The "SC__" word would have been an improvement for me at that time but was the best I could do. Funny though I had a lot more biz back then than now, guess folks figured I would be cheap when they saw me.
     

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