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Another Noob

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by husk1295, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. husk1295

    husk1295 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Hey guys been looking at this site for about a month and all i can say is WOW, i never knew something like this was around. Well just like anyone starting out i have a boat load a questions, i want to get started next spring but figure now is the best time to start perparing. First of a list of questions, i would like to get some opinons on Dixie Choppers, Stihl KM 130, and what would be the ideal amount of yards for someone looking to do this as a second income. I plan on giving it my all, i really enjoy this type of thing and the money sounds right, so i want to get involved. Please give me all/any advice possible. Thanks guys for being patiant with all the new guys here.

    Good luck
  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    Stihl is a very well known brand and has a very good reputation. I like my current stihl equipment and all my previous ones as well. As for dixie choppers go I hardly see any around. I saw my first two in my area the other week, but they were for sale and not working. Your best bet for any equipment purchase would be from a nearby, reliable dealer. Working solo I can do 1 lawn in about 25min (average 5000 sq ft lawns). Once you add in drive time I can get about 2 lawns done in an hour, but if I do the smaller lawns I can get 3 done in an hour. So if you did 20 lawns you would have about 1 full day of mowing. I know you think the "money sounds right" but you will be getting into this during a time when people are trying to cut back on some things to save money and lawn services is many times things that people choose to get rid of. Try and get some clean-up jobs at the end of the season to try and get your name out there so you could potentially get a few accounts for the following year. Good luck!
  3. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 2,246

    what he said^^^ i had a dc and wasnt overly impressed w/ it. i love my stihls though
  4. husk1295

    husk1295 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Thanks so much guys.
  5. NOOB

    NOOB LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    cant be anouther NOOB thats me :)
    anyways welcome to the forum enjoy all the info on here
  6. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 2,246

    we have another NOOB daily, wgats ur point?^^^^^
  7. BarrFarms

    BarrFarms LawnSite Member
    from Ne Ar
    Messages: 143

    I run 2 stihl km 110 r's. They handle edgers, trimmers, and blowers well. Save $60? The 110 is plenty big enough.

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