Convince me....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FinerCutslawnCare, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,386

    Hey guys, actually starting to get serious this year and am really really thinking about purchasing a lazer hp. For now I have piece a piece of poo walmart rider. I have heard/read alot about the hp's and they sound good for residential and commercial both. I have seven lawns ranging about 1 hour each. I know I am not big yet but was wondering if it would be a smart choice? I was wondering if you guys could convince me to go in and buy one??? Thanks alot and any response would be greatly apreciated!:waving:
  2. meathead1134

    meathead1134 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    Who do you have for dealers in the area?? and are they any good. IMO I would go with something that has good local dealer support
  3. EPIC

    EPIC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    IF I WERE U I WOULD PAY A 36'' WALK BEHIND USED darn cap loks .... neways
    or get a new quik36 they are really get i hear. that way you can cut your lawns fast and still get into back gates . thats what i worked up to and its great
  4. chuck bow

    chuck bow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 701

    Hey Epic dont mean to bash you but can or would you use spell check , your grammer is horrible. It would make it so much easier to read your posts.
  5. trent515

    trent515 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Ditto on the 36" walk-behind. Should cut down your time considerably, especially since you are using a 42" rider and 21" push. I started this year with two Gravely belt-drive 36" mowers, picked them up for $900 a piece with one-wheel sulkies on both. Beats $6000 and up for a good ZTR, and works fine for me.
  6. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    I guess you need to decide whether you want to spend a lot of money up front on a good investment for a long time in a Lazer HP or do you want to get started for the least amount of money. When I started in the business I asked myself the same question and ended up buying a Gravely 260Z. I wanted to invest for the long term, not just get by for a couple years on a used mower. Either way works, I don't think there is a good and a bad way, just what you want to do.
  7. wacamaster

    wacamaster LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 198

    If you plan on making a carrer out of it go ahead and get a 60" exmark and get some more accounts... no point in waiting on good equipment. If you plan on doing it part time stick with what you got as saving time isn't a factor since you only have 7.
  8. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,386

    I have seven right now and plan on passing out 1000 flyers, but also I think i may invest in something i can use for big commerical lawns. I don't want to get buy with 36" and then get some big accounts and take me 2 hours to do....So i think i may buy something that will go with big accounts but still get around in those smaller ones....

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