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need help!! which mower to finance

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by samg123, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. samg123

    samg123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Hi, I'm looking to start a lawn care business this year. I have been trying! to start a company for 2 years now. This year alot of things have lined up for me so I am looking to finance a new mower. I was wondering what mower I should get? A zero turn rider or a walk behind? I know some are against financing but i have good credit and a full time job to back it. The main reason is i still have some hand helds to buy and i want some left over capitol for start up expenses.

    SO FAR I HAVE.
    a new husqvarna 150bt backpack blower
    a new husqvarna push mower w/ bagger
    1999 f150 4x4
    6x12 enclosed 3500lbs trailer
    misc. hand tools

    still need

    mower
    string trimmer
    wheel barrel

    I am 18 and still live at home and live in lancaster pa if any of that plays a roll
     
  2. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 926

    Look at a stander or walk behind to get started. A lot more versatile. Can always throw a sulky on a wb if it's a large area but not vice versa
     
  3. parrlawncare

    parrlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Go with a stander, you'll love it unless your on a steep hill.
     
  4. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Messages: 918

    You need to ask yourself, what are you currently cutting, and what kind of account are you going after.

    As for myself, I started with and still working with a 36" turf tracer. It can do small yards, cut junk yards, do well enough with the high end yards. Though, it takes a good bit longer to do the larger yards. My next mower will be a Walker to sell more high end yards. You should make it a point to serve those who take pride in their lawns. The biweekly April-Oct crab grass lawn may supplement your income, but does not truly support a viable business.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2013

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