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Folding Mower in the Trunk of your Car ?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Merkava_4, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,441

    Has anyone done that ? It would be hard on your back I imagine, but it could be done. Just fold the mower handle down. I predict that there's some guys out there that have done it, but won't admit to it.
    Grassholes likes this.
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,360

    I'm sure a lot have. I know most residential mowers will wear out the folding mechanism quick. It's all thin wall tubing, thumbwheel nuts and kinkable cables. I'm sure doing that and using a multi tool it would fit in many trunks. My back aches just thinking about it.
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  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,235

    Haven't owned a car with a trunk since '89...
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've done it that's how I got started did it full month and luckily I got hired to do a big mulch job which I turned the profit into my silverado and that allowed me to do more jobs and look more professional. Everybody starts somewhere just have to be smart about it
    Bcoogan23 likes this.
  6. Rockchoplawn

    Rockchoplawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    A guy around here ties his mower to the back and drags it. Others use a cargo carrier that is like a flat platform you can life the mower onto and strap it down. Even have one guy that straps a push mower to the roof of his car. It's pretty unprofessional but I guess it gets the job done. I'd think those would be easier and more efficient than the trunk.
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  7. On a call

    On a call LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,405

    Imagine not having a power mower ;)
  8. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Jersey
    Messages: 3,380

    There was a guy around here that put his in the back of a Honda Accord. There was another big company here called Affordable landscaping. The guy with the Accord was known as Accordable Landscaping.
  9. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Jersey
    Messages: 3,380

    The trunks are popular in Jersey.

  10. Todd73

    Todd73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Florida
    Messages: 1,222

    I once was doing a mulch job two houses down from mine and was too lazy to lift my cart into my truck.


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