how far to travel for service?? part time?'s

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Skeelow, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. Skeelow

    Skeelow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I am part time and have a few questions I would like help with for starting 2007.

    I've got a few accounts I'm doing as part time (not my main job) and want to upgrade to commercial equipment for 2007. I want to go with Echo trimmer and bp blower and was wondering if driving 23 miles away to buy and possible service later on is to far?? I have other brand dealers close by but none that interest me. Next year I will take on 10 accounts max, do you think the echo equipment will handle that with ease? with no major service problems?

    Looking at going with a Q36 Samurai, echo equipment, 5x8 trailer, with no intentions to expand since day job is source of main income. Plus I have 2 1/2 months during the summer that is vacation time. I'm a teacher and love my day job, rather work with kids than adults anyday. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    If the dealer is good that is not far at all. Buy a supply of plugs and filters and you should not have to visit often.
  3. Down2EarthLawns

    Down2EarthLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    I would drive 50 miles, if I knew I would get good, reliable service. Can't put a price on that these days. Just try to call in advance of your trip, so you don't waste one.

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