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nieghborhood lawn service?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CJIII, Jun 29, 2002.

  1. CJIII

    CJIII LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    hey guys I got a few questions? I would like to do lawn service in the nieghborhood where I stay. but I dont have a truck I was going to get me a part time job and save up for the truck but thats going to take a while. I can walk but I cant push the mower and the other stuff at one time.dont call me crazy on this one. I know I can get a bike trailer and a bike I know that work. I wont to what should I do?

    Hey I got one more question. is better for me to get a edger attachment instay of a power edger.? :) :(
  2. dr grass

    dr grass Banned
    Messages: 242

    thats how i started out when i was 10. pulling a pushmower i found in the garbage with my bicycle. than in the winter id tredge around in the show with a shovel.

    i cant answer that last question because i have no idea whan an edger attachment is. sorry

    later shep :sleeping:
  3. RMDoyon

    RMDoyon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 230

    CJIII, didn't you say a while ago that your father was going to help you finance your new business?

    I also recall a post where you were planning on going to school soon. How do you expect to get there?

    Transport your equipment any way you want to. If you can make a go of it just with customers in biking distance then so be it.

    If I were in your shoes I'd get a full time job within biking distance and get some money flowing so I could buy a truck. You'll have a slow start at this time of year anyway, might as well wait until next season to start your business.

    You don't need a power edger at all. Just use your string trimmer.

  4. CJIII

    CJIII LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    Ya he was going to get a loan but he change his my for some reason. ya its a part job in distance UPS its a great job but they is not hiring. is 1000 dollars a good price for a truck.
  5. RMDoyon

    RMDoyon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 230

    Yeah, its a great price.

    Good luck...

  6. SLS

    SLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mars
    Messages: 1,540

    Is $1000 a good price for a truck?

    That all depends on the condition (and type) of truck.

    What are you looking at for $1000 bucks?
  7. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

  8. SLS

    SLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mars
    Messages: 1,540

    :laugh: LMAO, 65hoss. :laugh:

    But hey, we all gotta start somewhere! :)


    (picture borrowed from fellow Lawnsite member plymouthvaliant73)
  9. CJIII

    CJIII LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    That man have the same idea I have. hey bike.

    For as the truck I would like a older model s-10 truck or something
  10. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,075

    Who is the man in the photo? I doubt he has a computer with internet access. He should receive royalties for the use of his likeness, a lawnsite regular without his knowledge.

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