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When I started

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Lawnboy112, Jul 6, 2004.

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How old were you when you started?

  1. 12-15

    101 vote(s)
    35.9%
  2. 16-20

    64 vote(s)
    22.8%
  3. 21-25

    41 vote(s)
    14.6%
  4. 26+

    75 vote(s)
    26.7%
  1. pbillings

    pbillings LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    That's Hilarious, Carolina.....Funny thing. I had acouple of those too. I also had one of the old toy mowers that when pushed it had a clear dome on top where little balls would jump around inside.....
     
  2. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,124

    LOL :drinkup:
     
  3. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,223

    I had a bubble mower too.

    Anyway, I've been on a riding mower since I was 5 years old. It was an old Craftsman 10/36. Pop still uses that one. It's on its second engine now though. The first engine died and the Sears mechanic said that it was because he let me drive it too much. ;)
     
  4. John P.

    John P. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    All i can say is that lawn-boy.............you are full of b*ll Sh*t. Don't give your self "THAT" much credit. We all had to start somewhere and there are guys out there that have been doing this before you where born and are not even making that sorta green. Do come on here and tell lies........you tell lies you can get real feedback on your posts which means you won't learn anything new!!!
     
  5. Todd's lawncare

    Todd's lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from P.A
    Posts: 548

    i think alot of you kids talk smack i offer about 20 different services and i don't make 25k a year go back to 4th grade
     
  6. urban ag

    urban ag LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    my dad never help me
    I started mowing at 8yrs old (mine and a neighbors). My daddy never bought me a mower or bottle of coke. I started with a crapsman at 8 and bought a kubota at age 10 a 19in never seen one like it since. Cause all of these guys could smoke you when it comes to making it look good and the equipment I'm 26yrs old and I'm not Impressed with equipment anyboby can buy equipment. Only some of us are going to have the touch in the grass biz when it goes to a few big companies. I'll be one will you. I'm fixin' to take over the south.
     
  7. Patrick.B

    Patrick.B LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 251

    LawnBoy112 ,,,you aint got $40.000 save up and i'm sure the rest of the guys in here don't believe you ..i know guy around here been in Lawn business for 12 years and like hes said ,,,its take years to build your lawn business ,,,you don't drive and you gonna tell me you got that much money save up ? Okay if you say so pal ,.,,
     
  8. evont22

    evont22 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 73

    I started when I was about 11 mowing at my house with my dads massey ferguson (1127?) with a 6ft pull behind... I really started mowing for other
    people at age 15, but was hard because I had to get dropped off, now I have a 99' dodge 2500, 04' exmark xp, 04 polaris ranger, 00' cargo express 7x16, 02' 12k lb rated 12x7 dump trailer, and just recently bought a bobcat 743---- The lawn care business is great! Expecting another year of large growth- did lots of advertising this year.


    E.T.'s Mowing & Lawn Care
     
  9. metiernan

    metiernan LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 74

    I started mowing commercially when I was 13 and I am now 19. I contiribute my sucess to the fact that I was always buying new mowers. I started with my dads 36 inch snapper rider, then bought a 38 inch John Deer, then bought my uncles 36 inch bunton walk behind and put a sulky on it, then I taded up for a 61 inch snapper, then I jumped up to a 61 inch encore prowler, and this year I will have 2 exmark 60 inch lazer z's. I have just as nice of equipment as my competition if not nicer.
     
  10. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    I started at about 22 and went into business for myself at 24. Sure I mowed a lawn at 9 or 10 but I wouldnt say thats when I started. And Lawnboy I'm gonna have to call your bluff if you saved that much then you must have zero overhead, nothing ever breaks down, your equipment magically runs without fuel, you dont have ins. and dont pay taxes. At your age I find it hard to belive that you have enough expierence managing your financials to save that kind of money.
     

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