Could use some help!! Indiana

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by richter24, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. richter24

    richter24 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 27

    So heres the deal. I have been looking for some used commercial equipment around the 2k price range. Well as you all know it is near impossible. All I can afford at the time is a residential. I bought a 2006 44" Dixon ZTR for the time being. I mow part-time so I am not running all day. I also bought a back-up mower just in case. Not a Z. So i am hoping I should be fine. For now.

    My questions:
    Is this ok for a start? (obviously until I get more accts and go full time)
    How often should I take mower in for a tune-up? (until I learn the ropes)

    I know most people would say dont waste your money on non-commercial equipment, but I have to start somewhere, and where i can afford too.

    Any other thoughts...thanks guys
  2. richter24

    richter24 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 27

  3. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    most all Z have the engine exposed. as for your question on is the equipment you bought good enought if it makes you money and u don't have any problems with it then its good enough. my good friend use to run dixion he mowed about 10 yards with it and had nothing but problmes with it, but i also think that he did not take care of it. If your going to use a pice of residential equipment for commerical work make sure your ontop of the maintance. hope this helps
  4. Smith Lawn & Landscaping

    Smith Lawn & Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    All the engines on z mowers are in the rear and exposed. And check with your manual you got for the mowers to find out when they recommend for maintenance.
  5. paul vroom

    paul vroom LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    Do a good job, do not low ball, a year or two you will have nice stuff. Thats my plan.

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