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HELP! what mower should i buy..?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bryce_sk8_12236, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. bryce_sk8_12236

    bryce_sk8_12236 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    So, I am 16 years old. I have a lawn buisness running already. My problem is this:
    I dont know what mower to get for doing around 20-40 lawns a week.
    Please help.
    I need a reliable, good quality, fast, dependable, etc. mower.
    Please let me know what good mowers are out there for around 35 lawns a week.
    PRETTY IMPORTANT THO..... I need it 2 be a rider not a walk behind.

    **i love this sight!

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,169

    Need info.....are your accounts...gated ?? flat / hilly ?? lots of obstacles ??? Tons of choices but need info to give any sound advice.
  3. bryce_sk8_12236

    bryce_sk8_12236 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    yah my accounts are hilly, and have obstacles. Some are open though.
  4. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    If the hills are substantial, you might be better off with a wb rather than a ztr.
  5. Elite Lawn Care

    Elite Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    you can get a good walkbehind that would meet your current needs for less than half of a good ZTR, you could even find a good used one for far less. I started that way and over time you add new equipment as you grow. growth and success come in time.
  6. MattsMowing3535

    MattsMowing3535 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 385

    Ya some of those nice walkbehinds out there can go 6-7 mph so you can just get a really nice sulkie and then it works on hills and everything else! You would be better of price wise a good ztr for hills nad obsticles will cost you 8000 dollers average.
  7. MarkintheGarden

    MarkintheGarden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,133

    How much you looking to spend?
    What are you using now?
  8. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,000

    How big are the yards? And do you have the accounts or is this what you are planning for next year?
  9. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,157

    Do you have a Drivers License yet and a pick-up truck,of some sort. not being a wise guy. 40 lawns a week you'll want to run a pretty tight perimeter.what kind of equipment do you have now. I see you want to get a rider,if it's a Z.T.R. a commercial one will cost you. Also do you have INSURANCE on your Company or yourself.

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