In the begining...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SeaJay, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. SeaJay

    SeaJay LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    How many of you started your business with a 21'' mower? What was your first mower and what do you have now?

    It's nice to look back on these things...
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    first mow was a 21" mower, second mower was a 21" mower, finally got into the big time with a craftsman at the age of 16. Ahhh...those were the good old days.
  3. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    hmmmm first setup was a 1960? cub cadet tractor with a 48" cut, mc couloch weedo and a weed eater blower

    still have em all to......
  4. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    Two 21"s, Homelite trimmer and homelite BP blower, out of the trunk.
    1992 was the year I started taking my own customers, mowed for many years before that for others.
  5. challenger55

    challenger55 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    first i used my dads 10 year old mower went out on me
    second my grandad bought me a murray lasted about a year
    third i got smart a bought a commerical honda
    fourth the mower i have now is a toro 44" 15kaw floating deck gear drive got it this year

    but i am only 14 so there will soon be a ztr in my future

    21 honda
    kaw. trimmer kbl34a
    eb7001 blower got it a week ago love it
  6. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    21" 52" stander ...big diff.....
  7. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    There is a LARGE and very successful company in my town that uses 21" on LARGE properties.

    They just have 8 or 9 of them going at once.

    Quality of cut is why they do it.
  8. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    lazer hp 52".....Hence the dvmcmrHP52......:p
  9. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    I went through about a half dozen crapsman lawnmowers in my first 2 years. We got the service contracts on them, and when the mowers went out, we took them back and got new ones. And the first year we worked outta the trunk of my 1983 buick lesabre, second year I bought a Ranger. 2 years after that I got an F150. At the end of 2 years mowing, we bought a 54 inch wb and moved up since.

  10. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    My first attempt at lawncare was at the tender age of 12 in 1962. I used my parents 26" Ambassador ride on mower that had a 3.5 HP Clinton engine powering a 2 speed (F & R)gear drive transmission. Since weed whackers had not been invented I used hand clippers. I mowed our neighbors 1/2 acre lot for the huge sum of $2.00!!!

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