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  1. Mechanic and Repair
    I'm planning to buy a 2017 tiger cat 2 with 140 hrs for $6000 on Marketplace. I was set on it and read alot of good things about the machine, but after reading some threads here's, I have become a little discouraged. Multiple mentions of belt issues. One person even said that the tiger...
  2. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I purchased a 2016 hustler super S for $4500 89hours with Qwikshute already installed, it also came with a STIHL l 131r that was 1 year old. 2 questions : Do you guys think I got a good deal? Also there is a slight issue... if you have the mower running with blades engaged and you step off...
  3. Business Operations
    Hey guys. I had posted a thread requesting business advice for growing my very small client-base a few weeks ago. I got some great advice from you guys but my situation has taken a turn requiring a whole new type of advice. My father-in-law owns and operates one of the bigger landscaping...
  4. Business Operations
    Hey guys. While I have browsed for the past year this is my first time posting on Lawnsite. I'm looking for some advice from you guys who are ahead of companies like mine as far as numbers go. This is my second year in business and I seem to have run into a bit of a problem. The best way to say...
  5. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I am a one man operation. This is my second year in business, and this year I have really taken off. However, I under quoted myself heavily this year and have realized at the rate I'm going I will go no where growth wise. Right now I charge $25 an hour. Super low, I know! But I wanted to get my...
  6. Introduce Yourself
    First time posting, long time reader. A few years ago, I started to mow a few lawns just to get out of the house and stay active. I got big... FAST. Within a few months, I landed a contract to take care of the largest mall property in Pittsburgh. With that, I got several other contracts to do...
  7. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Alright, So I’ll start this off by saying that I’ve ran a lead job with 4 different landscaping companies. And worked as a regular employee on my first gig. By saying this I know just because I’ve done the work that I’m still naive coming into being a owner operator. I’m posting here because I’m...
  8. 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...
  9. Business Operations
    I’m a small business one man operation Looking into insurance What’s the best insurance I only do residential but the way the world is I wanna be covered just in case
  10. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Hello everyone! I am currently a sophomore in high school, in the spring I am looking to start a lawn care service. I had a clever (or maybe I am the only one who thought it was clever) idea for a name; Kort-Yard Care (my last name is Kort) (also sounds like courtyard) in my entrepreneurship...
  11. Introduce Yourself
    Hey everyone! Feels good to finally have an account on here and get involved. I've been reading threads here and there over the months but haven't been committed to my business enough to fully take advantage of the opportunity this site offers. So. My short introduction: My name is Aidan...
  12. Introduce Yourself
    We are a small lawn care and tree service company. We've been in business for 3 years and are steady growing. I've used this site on several occasions to help bid jobs or get advice. Love the site and (mostly) everyone seems very helpful. Glad to be apart of the community and hope to contribute...
  13. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Hey guys, this is my first post, sorry of I have put this in the wrong place, but I am looking to get into business. I have bought a 16 ft. Trailer and now I am looking to fill it, I wanted a standup mower. I am looking at a couple of great danes locally and just wanted to ask what I should be...
  14. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    Hello all, This is my first post.....and I wanted to run a possible plan by the experts here. I am considering starting up a solo part-time lawn business. I have a full time job, as does my wife, and together we probably clear closer to 200k. Our problem is were are getting eaten alive with...
  15. Business Operations
    Let me ask a hypothetical question to more experienced owners if I may. If you had the opportunity to purchase a business that specialized in high end estate homes and another that specialized in servicing HOAs is there a better choice one over the other? To elaborate both businesses have great...
  16. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hi Y'all, Im new here. I am an 18 year old college student. I started my lawn care business last year. I have 4 clients, but do many one time cuts. When it comes to quoting I have no real way of figuring out a good way to estimate so I generally just pull a number out of my ass. I was wondering...
  17. Hardscaping
    Hey guys, been a while.. hope everyone's season is shaping up nicely. Things have been really going crazy up here in northern Canada now that summer is upon us! I am working on quoting out 2 mortared flagstone pads that I am hoping to have the numbers on by the end of the week. Just wondering...
  18. Turf Renovation
    Hey All! I got a call about a backyard that needs some help for the summer (weeds, dogs and winter all had its toll on it). I go there to check it out, its really patchy and what not. Its pretty bad but totally fixable, now my issue is that they need the lawn #pretty close to perfect in under...
  19. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I'm a newer guy in the lawn care business. I can mow, trim, edge, etc pretty darn well in my opinion. Room for improvement? Absolutely, but I'm not concerned about getting complaints of any kind from customers because of the pride I take in my work. However, I am starting to dabble into...
  20. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I'm shopping around for a new mower currently, and looking to stay in the sub 2k range if at all possible. I found this: http://www.iconag.net/search-equipment/Lawton-Iowa-USA-2012-Hustler-FASTRAK-54-%5B2502293%5D/#detailanchor What do y'all think of it? Honest opinions appreciated!
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