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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by DGomez, Sep 14, 2007.
Name one thing you would do differently and one thing you would keep the same.
I would have never bought a used ztr especially the one with 2000 hrs on it
Everything else id keep the same
would have quit my other job alot earlier and focused just on the lawn business
I would have bought a 6x12 trailer instead of a 5x10.
I would have bought a 48" ride on instead of a 36" wb.
I would have bought 21" toro prolines instead of home cheapo toros.
Paid someone else to do the books
Still would have bought a Hustler
Would've saved more money, closer to 8000 (I had 5)
And MORE advertising, a WHOLE LOT more.
But all in all starting in the dumps wasn't too bad, the pickup truck was a trip!
1974 F-250 with unknown miles thou we guessed over 400,000, this thing was 28 years old when I got it lol, 5-8 mpg on the original 390 Cleveland engine (thou for the size this thing had less power than a new 251 v-6 lol). Leaked more oil between changes than the change itself, I think a quart every 500 miles I used to buy it by the case, thou fuel in those days was 0.99 - 1.59 / gallon.
The wipers never worked, that's when I learned all about Rain-X, stuff works so good I use it to this day, don't need wipers anymore.
The heat worked, kinda, the brakes were an adventure in advance planning.
The paintjob was nice, it looked like a DIY job so when the paint got to wearing thin I re-did it for $20 with 0.99/can spray paint, white.
Yes sir I was a total scrub and proud of it.
Not bought a 2nd and 3rd american truck.
I would not have volunteered to walk point!
I would not have bought a PE-200.
LOL! Yea, and I would not have asked you to. I was so scared of ambushes
that I always took the point myself rather than ask some volunteer.