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How Old Are You?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by statman, Apr 15, 2007.


How old are you?

  1. Under 20

    32 vote(s)
  2. 21-30

    71 vote(s)
  3. 31-40

    44 vote(s)
  4. 41-50

    33 vote(s)
  5. over 50

    35 vote(s)
  1. statman

    statman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    I'm 50, run a one man show, and still am going strong. Sometimes I feel like an old man when I see guys half my age cutting. How old is too old?
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    well I'm 45, my hero is a guy I know that does a lot of cutting spends three weeks in Florida and two weeks in Mexico every winter this guy is 85 looks young and has a lot of energy, shooot I hope I'm still alive at that point.
  3. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,405

    20 now, 21 in august.

  4. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    56 And somedays feel 96.
  5. Mark in MD

    Mark in MD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    Wow, now I don't feel so bad! I'll be 51 in July. One man operation. I tried the whole employee thing. Gave up on that ten years ago. Now I sub out a little, but mostly it's just me.

    I feel right now I can work until I'm 70. I feel pretty good. I know a guy that actually DID work until he was 70. His knees finally went, and he had to have them replaced. He's 87 now, and he's still working, but he does easy stuff like drives a tractor and tends to his plants which he sells.

    I think the main thing we have to worry about is injury. As long as we stay uninjured, we should be okay for a while. The job keeps us healthy.
  6. Easy

    Easy LawnSite Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 20

    Well, I am 61, run a one man operation, but believe me, I DO NOT "run" anymore. I know some guys that run so fast they leave smoke trails. My knees and back just would not take the pressure anymore. Time to slow down I guess....
  7. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    If i'm wrong then someone tell me but isn't there a thread exactly like this somewhere else on here?:confused: I know i saw one...
  8. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

  9. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,270

    I am 28.............
  10. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Messages: 2,869

    Be 50 in July just me and the wife. We definately use equipment that gives us an edge. Smooth cut, smooth ride, we might make it to 65 doing this. Been at it for 16 yrs and still enjoying it.

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