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Just Starting Up Equipment Question

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by LesPaul, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. LesPaul

    LesPaul LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Hi Guys and Gals. I'm 57 years old so I've been cutting grass forever, but only semi-professionally for a couple of years. I'm a male nurse with extra days off per week, so I got a couple of commercial accounts with intentions to add more, so I can hopefully retire early and just do lawn work full time. I'm running a (don't laugh) JD D110 that I already had to cut my lawn. My question is, should I buy an Exmark Quest for $4000 that I've been drooling over now, or should I wait until I have more business to justify the expense. My JD handles the work quite easily thus far. I fully realize that the quest may not be considered a "real" commercial mower, but I'm not expecting to take on a large amount of business for 2 or 3 years.
  2. flyingdutch16

    flyingdutch16 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    I'd say get some more customers and look into a used exmark lazer z or a Scag. The quest is a good machine but its still homeowners mower.
    Or even a walkbehind would be good depending on how big your lawns are. Just take your time and look on craigslist, underneath all the junk there might be a good mower!

    Good luck!

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