plow money almost gone

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jrmyj, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. jrmyj

    jrmyj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    heres the deal, my buddy and i took all the money we made from plowing this year to start up a lawn care buis. so far we bought

    60" exmark zero turn
    52" exmark zero turn
    52" exmark walk behind
    16' trailer
    line trimmers
    hedge trimmers

    so there are some more things we need but now we need to cut some cost. we are going to get some 400.00 deere push mowers to save money. has anyone had good luck with these or are we wasting our money.

    thanks guys
  2. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

    Plow money??? dam in pa we made no plow money this year..very minimal at best!:cry:
  3. TheTurfTender

    TheTurfTender LawnSite Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 130

    With the $400 I made plowing, I paid for my fert license, and put aside $ for servicemagic bids!

    At least you have good equipment though!
  4. RickR1818

    RickR1818 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    Yea, I would have cut out one of those mowers and spent that on advertising. It doesnt matter what type of equipment you have if it doesn't leave the garage.
  5. ProCut_48

    ProCut_48 LawnSite Member
    from michgan
    Messages: 145

    husky makes a good 21 inch walk behind that is a 3 in 1 unit for around that same price!
  6. Coopster81

    Coopster81 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 9

    Yeah.....Expect to put what you make back into your business for a while!!!!!!!! When i was in school for Landscape architecture t osu...i splashed in the business part time....You better believe every penny went back into my business...Trucks ,trailers ,Tillers ,sod cutters ,Advertising ,And way to many more to list.....But today im pretty successful and im starting to reap what i sowed 5 yrs me it pays off!!!! Just a word of advice....The temptation is there to get really big really fast!!!! Take your time and grow at a comfortable pace , And dont let the business completely consume you!!! BALANCE
  7. mowing grass 1111

    mowing grass 1111 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 433

    around here the only time i see a plow is when its in a field turing up the soil... virginia is due for a good snow storm
  8. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    Why so many larger sized mowers? Return/sell the 52" WB and get a couple of Toro, Exmark or Snapper 21"'s. What are you going to do if you have a larger sized gated back yard? OH, I tried one of those JD pushers...junk, wheels felt like they were going to fall off. You would be better with a homeowner Snapper with a Briggs on it.
  9. bill8379

    bill8379 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 778

    I still got 3 ft. of snow and two more weeks in my snow contracts.:canadaflag:
  10. jrmyj

    jrmyj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    we went with the bigger ones because we are planning to do mostly commercial accts. we also got a killer deal on them. thanks for posting.

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