to many options

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by slapu2, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. slapu2

    slapu2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    My father and I have been cutting residential lawns(20) for a couple of years now. He owns a Lazer Z 17/48 Kaw that has been a great asset. I have a 17/42 MTD bagger Briggs. Nether of us have done much research on lawn maintence.

    We also have
    2 Echo Comm. trimmers
    2 " " Edgers
    2 " " Blowers

    The thing is we are splitting to go solo, both part-time, do to conflicting schedules.

    Anyway, I have many questions!

    The equip. I have now is:
    -Mtd 17/42 Briggs (with a bad whine in rear?)
    -Echo Blowers(2) Trimmer (1) Edger (1)
    -8 X 10 open trailer W/ drop gate (no racks)
    -Chev P/U 1500

    I am ready to start building Equip Inventory but dont know jack about the pros and cons of the different tools.
  2. roadhawg3

    roadhawg3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    most likely if you can afford it, you should try to get a hold of a good commercial Z , I like the scag 48" cub, but they run around 6 grand. I guess you could also get a good hydro WB at around 2 or 3 grand.

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    Your equipment decisions should be based in part on the size of your customers lawns. A ZTR is not the best if you're doing tiny lawns with gates. Are they small or large, generally?

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