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Thinking of starting new biz

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by albhb3, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. albhb3

    albhb3 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    Hi. I was wondering what i need to buy to get started in the lawn care business. Since i am going to school next year for Landscaping i plan on having a part time job to cover my schooling. I would plan on doing mostly residentals for the first couple years then make a jump to commercial sites during the summer and snow plowing during the winter. {again probably sub for the first couple years} and do ones i can pick up from the summer. Would you guys suggest a walk behind commercial mower, a small 21in mower or something such as john deere has with there quick track mower.Thanks for all the help.
  2. Smith Lawn & Landscaping

    Smith Lawn & Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    It all depends on what kind of accounts you have? If its small gated residentials then a 21inch push mower maybe better. If you can afford a 32inch commercial walk behind then do that. If you do decide to go for the walk-behind then i would suggest you get a hydro they are way better than belt driven. But belt driven are cheaper

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