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  1. Business Operations
    Story time.. So I started this business 7 years ago with nothing like most of us. My boss at the time guaranteed a $1 raise after a year for an $11 per hour job. No one got their raise and I knew I was destined for way more. I quit and started mowing. I grinded my way to a 345k gross business...
  2. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    I started my lawn care business last week finally after almost a year of planning and have landed 6 jobs, 2 being weekly lawn care accounts.. the others being clean ups, hedge trimmings, 1 time cuts, etc. I handed out 100+ door hangers after work today and will do the same tomorrow after my FT...
  3. Mechanic and Repair
    Mower: 2008 Exmark Lazer Z 60 in. 27 hp model: LZ27KC604 Yesterday I noticed my left rear wheel wobbling a little (or at least it was not exactly straight) on my Exmark Lazer Z. I have noticed this before earlier this year, possibly last year as well, but when jacking it up and checking...
  4. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Just starting out, getting a used mower and narrowed to 2 options, both Exmark Z X-series and seemingly maintained well. Which should I choose and why?: 1- 2018 with 950 hrs, 52" deck, RED Technology and balance of warranty... 2- 2013 with 298 hrs on engine (replaced) but >2400 hrs on the...
  5. General Industry Discussions
    Hello all, my wife and I are considering leaving south Florida (Broward county specifically) and possibly Florida all together. Business here is good but the cost of living is very high, it is very crowded and quality of life is not so great. Been in business here since 2010 doing commercial/...
  6. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I am looking for commercial mowers with Briggs and Stratton engines. I have a buddy that can get me them real cheap with business connections but he has no idea which one’s are out there. Thank you.
  7. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    I know there has been a discussion of if there is a left handed backpack blower on the market and the answer was no. I’m thinking of investing in a start up company that will be selling left handed backpack blowers and I wanted to see if anyone thought it would be a good investment or if...
  8. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Hi everyone, I'm an 18 year old college student looking to try to start my own lawn care business. I've worked on farms all my life and have plenty of experience around equipment. Furthermore, I also am used to managing teams of field hands (primarily high school kids with summer jobs). I'd...
  9. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    The title says it all, how do you go about maneuvering this aspect of the industry?
  10. Professional Discussions
    I have installed sprinkler systems in the past and know that some sinkage and shifting is expected over time. I have always used the same soil from the hole to burry the sprinkler body and have never run into any issues. My installations are usually straight forward, compact the dirt with a...
  11. Landscape Architecture and Design-Build
    I have a project coming up where I have to install wash stones on a hill side. I will be using # 2 wash gravel (Lemon Size) and I want to know the best way to go about doing so. The hill on average rises about 8- 10 feet over about 15 feet. Its steepest section rises probably 6-8 feet over 8-10...
  12. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Hi, I'm new to this forum and am in the process of building my own lawn service and landscaping business. I started off with an outdated 21in push mower and some low grade tools I borrowed from my dad. (I started mowing at 13). I have just run my business and spread by word of mouth and family...
  13. Introduce Yourself
    Ok all you lawn care professional Guru's, I need some advice. My Situation: Back story: I retired from the Military and have had a small Handyman Business for as long as I can remember. Lately I have been doing allot of work (handyman and irrigation rust services) for Condo Associations that...
  14. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    My Exmark "LZS740KC524"is about 2 years old with 1700hrs. I am currently having 2 problems that my local dealer cant figure out. First problem is the mower will stall out for an unknown reason. When it stalls I can fire it right back up immediately. Sometimes when it begins to stall out Ill...
  15. Business Operations
    Hey all really appreciate all the good information on the site. Has given me a lot of advice and ideas for the business. I could use some advice on my situation and welcome any pointers from anyone that has been there done that. I am 24 and in the process of taking over my fathers lawn care...
  16. Business Operations
    ive ben doing this a little over 2 years. when my dad passed away i decided to take the business. well it seems like im have a little problems generating new clients. ive gotten some from word of mouth but im looking to expand my client list. any ideals? i have alot of sub divisions and single...
  17. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Hello all, I am wondering your thoughts on a 2010 toro "commercial" unit with a 48 in deck. 0 hours at dealership, a deal from toro hq. asking $8999. Also the dealer is willing to give me a great price on my trade in, a 2000 z147 with 501 hrs and a 44" deck. What do you think my trade in is...
  18. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    hello all, I am new to this site and this is my first post. I am looking for advice to see what equipment would work best for my situation. -I recently purchased this setup (87 dodge pickup + 14' X 8'? trailer).... -I plan on offering a basic lawn care plan (mowing + weed eating) -I live in...
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