next peice of equipment

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by dstifel, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
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    How much faster do you think it would be I feel like unless it cut my time in half it wouldn't be worth the money. I'm only 21 and dont mind walking but if they are that much faster I would consider it.
  2. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

    They are faster. Maybe not double fast though. Theres a reason they cost double what a WB costs. You need to cut you your time in half to make it worth it?? If its 25% faster you cut 4 days into 3.
  3. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    I'd get a truck!
  4. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    I have a truck thinking maybe a flat bed for spraying and snow but for now I don't need very much truck to pull a 36" wb.

    Maybe I will demo a couple standers next season to see how they work for me.
  5. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,130

    personally for me i stick to residential stuff as i work a full time job and do this evenings/weekends. it's easy for me to knock out a few yards after work without completely killing my evening or weekends. the 36'' stander is perfect for me, I was using a walk behind but due to a prior injury the stander makes it alot more comfortable. I find more of my time is spent trimming the yards than actually mowing. I would say the stander is about 25% faster overall, some yards its about even though depending on the obstacles, open yards its alot faster.
  6. Bowhog1

    Bowhog1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Destifel....Save your money. With the size lawns that you have if you want speed try adding a sulky to your WB. Maybe add a larger dedicated trimmer.Don't consider going in debt until after we see Nov pass.

    IXINRGIXI LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    trading in ur metro for a 36"/or 48" hydro
  8. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    Might try a sulky will that work we with belt driven though? And yea I try to never go into debt made that mistake once already

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