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looking to get a backup mower

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by osmann_lawn, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. osmann_lawn

    osmann_lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    New to the business. I started this year late with a cub cadet sltx1050, echo trimmer, blower & edger. 12ft trailer & a truck. I am spending 2,000 in advertising (door hangers, postcards, newspaper ad's, truck magnets etc..). I always maintain my equipment looking to get a push mower something that is close to commercial as my budget allows, i have been lookin on cragislist.org for commercial walk behind mowers but nothing that is good that i have seen. I found a 33' Troy-Bilt Commercial Walk Behind mower used for a good price. here is the craigslist link: http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/grd/2564669547.html

    It looks pretty nice in the pictures. I talked to the owner today he said it was only used residential a few times, no rust, very clean.

    If this is not a good mower i was also thinking about buying a NEW Honda push 21 or 22'.

    Let me know! i am open to all opinions.
  2. FDJ

    FDJ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    Sounds like a good deal.
    If you get a house with a 24" gate... that might not help you, that is why, unfortunately, I keep my 21" around.
  3. osmann_lawn

    osmann_lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    i think its really a residential mower... still should i offer 400?

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