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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jarroo's lawncare, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. jarroo's lawncare

    jarroo's lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    i was wondering what kind of mower to start out with I am planning on getting a new 48'' viking hydro to start out with. the more i think about it I am also thinking of finding a used belt driven 36'' walkbehind in case I have to go through gates. Is this a good idea or should I just stick with the 48'' for now and just buy a good quality pushmower instead. I am looking for a trailer what would be a good size to buy. Also I am wondering if putting inserts in the local newspaper will attract a lot of business for me. I would like to anywhere between 30 to 40 lawns could I do it with a walkbehind and not be trying to be too overwhelmed.
  2. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    Depends on how much you have to spend. Could buy a Quick 36 for 2k for the small gates and then go with a used walkbehind as big as you can get or if you don't have much to play with, buy a used mower and put a flex deck on it.
  3. jarroo's lawncare

    jarroo's lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    i planning on buying a new exmark walkbehind because I will still have my full time job to fund the business.

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