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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Franco, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. Franco

    Franco LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Hey i just found this forum and it looks pretty helpful so I wanted to ask your opinions about something. Im just starting grass cutting and the money is really great. I am 15 years old and cutting yards in my subdivision, i have a push mower that i push around the neighborhood to get to my houses, the pushing isnt that bad, but i cant really leave the subdivison. Im saving money up but i dont know what i should buy first, as for now im using all of my dads equipment, he doesnt have a problem with that, but i dont know whether i should spend my money on better equipment or on a truck for when i turn 16 and can drive. What do you guys think?
  2. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    Go for a truck, who cares if you mow with a 21....you can mow n thats the main point, but if you can't get there. Invest in a truck, expand your service area, and with the money from that invest in a better mower. You can find some real deals. I found a Scag mower for $500.00, darn thing kicks butt. I took it to my local dealer to have some reg. maint. on it done and he said its in awesome condition, except for the paint thats chipping n what not. $500 for it, made that back and now making a profit, got a truck too thats almost paid off as well. Things are working out pretty well. Good Luck my man.

  3. Franco

    Franco LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    thanks for the help
  4. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    Yes, buy the truck first, everything else will fall into place after that.

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