i plan on doing this part time toget start what equiptment should i buy?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rookiepa, Jan 25, 2001.

  1. rookiepa

    rookiepa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    i'm just getting ready and want to start part time and then go full time, i was wondering what kind of equitment i should start out with?
  2. lawman

    lawman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 199

    I was in your same boat. I started out with a back pack blower, line trimmer, a push mower and a 48 inch mower all packed into the back of my truck. I bought shindaiwa, e-mark and snapper equipment. The dealer was able to let me finance the equipmet. This has helped me over time. With new equipment you have less of a chance of a brake down. I hope this helps.

    Also look in the search area, this is were I got all my advice. There is some great information out there for a lot of great people.
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    If you move this over to the commercial forum you will get a lot of response.
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    What I always tell members just starting out is to get the biggest and best mower you can afford that you can use on the lawns you are targeting. Also get the best power tools you can get, but get commercial equipment. Here is a link on Starting a Business with 25 threads with hundreds of posts. This may help you a lot. Also go to my Lawnsite Search Page where I have 72 search topics to find all sorts of threads and posts on about anything you want. Here is the search for Starting a Biz. http://www.lawnsite.com/search.php?...ctname=yes&action=dosearch&getdaily=&pagenum=

    To go to my search page, click on the middle link below. If you find it useful, book mark it in your favorites.

    LWNMWRMN Banned
    Messages: 72

    Exmark metro 36" $2100-$2400
    echo srm2100 string trimmer $199
    echo pb2100 hand-held blower $159

    If you want upgrades look at echo's srm2601 or pro-attachment series for trimmers, and pb230 or pb210e blowers
    on the exmark, if you have the money, buy a hydro.
    when you do buy a trailer , (don't make the common mistake) get one a little oversized. (6'x 12')

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