How many of you

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by GardenDoorNW, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. GardenDoorNW

    GardenDoorNW LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    How many of you started out using only the bed of your truck without a trailer?
  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    Here Ye....
    I started out shoveling drives when I was 15, then used a dakota when I was 16 and now(2years later) have a 2000 F350 Dump and a 2006 2500HD and 2005 20ft Trailer
  3. Tom c.

    Tom c. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    Started out out of the bed of my truck and now on my second trailer may go enclosed in a year or so! I started out doing a neighbor a favor [ her lawn guy dissapeared] and now have 18 accts p/t. hope to get a commercial in the spring. Gonna go full time in a year!!
  4. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    I think alot of us started out this way. I remember having to bag lawns and all i had was my truck and tractor. I would put the grass towards the cab of the truck and to get my tractor in the front of the tractor would be facing the sky. :waving:
  5. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    Yes. Some have built beds designed just such a thing.
  6. N&CLandscaping

    N&CLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 359

    yup stationwagon
  7. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    right here a chevy 1/2 ton with our dads john deere riding mower and we didnt even have ramps we just got husky and beasted it up into the bed
  8. Youngbeginner

    Youngbeginner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    Started with just a 1/2 ton, then bought a 18+3 trailer, then had to use S-10 as well. Growth is quick. Can't wait to have a 1 ton next year.
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    I didnt start like this but i have done it now. Its nice when you are on a busy street. I still do have a trailer and use it time to time.
  10. Clear-Cut

    Clear-Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    try the trunk of a 2 door car with only the front end of the mower in the trunk! (dont worry i had it strapped down)
    thank god for fold down back seats! otherwise the weed whacker never would hav probably would have to ride shotgun haha

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