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New Mower

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by mhulderman, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. mhulderman

    mhulderman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Me and the Wife are taking the plunge and gonna start our own small lawncare biz here in NW MT. Ant advice for us would be appreciated and was wondering what type of mowers some of you folks are using???
  2. A. W. Landscapers  Inc.

    A. W. Landscapers Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    Welcome from Fort Worth, Texas.

    See my signature for my mowers.
  3. mhulderman

    mhulderman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Hope to get as set as you are someday!
  4. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,021

    Hello there mhulderman. What type of lawns are you going to be mowing:waving:
  5. mhulderman

    mhulderman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    For starts just residential homes but hope to move up to some commercial properties as well....
  6. Four_Seasons

    Four_Seasons LawnSite Member
    Messages: 184

    Depends on size and conditions of your lawns. Personally I run Scag and Husqvarna due to their high quality cut/body. But it's like buying Chevy Ford or Dodge. (All have better/worse years than others) All the commercial mowers will hold up and get the job done under good maintenance.
  7. mhulderman

    mhulderman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I'm hearing good things about husqvarnas
  8. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,566

    You need to find out what other LCOs, in your area, are using. Some mowers work better than others, on certain types of grasses. Visit your dealer options and see how they treat you. Then, go from there. I do know some parts of your state have limited dealer resources, so that may factor into your brand decision. I'd highly recommend researching this site, especially the regional forum, for equipment ideas. For sure, be conservative, as the business doesn't come easy.
  9. Four_Seasons

    Four_Seasons LawnSite Member
    Messages: 184

    The new PZ series is really nice and they have always suited my needs where I am at. (Middle of NC) I can cut the high end fescue to crab grass with it and leave a great cut everytime. But go demo some mowers and see whats best for you.
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  10. KingLawnsLLC

    KingLawnsLLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    husqvarnas are a good entry mower, but think further. Just look at the lawns that you have lined up and double them. Whatever mower you buy think of it as a two year investment, will it be able to handle all your needs? You will get bigger so plan for it. The more expensive mowers are worth the investment if you can afford them.

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