Under $5,200 lawn service

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dart2cut, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. dart2cut

    dart2cut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    This is an awsome site! I have helped my co-workers @ my fire department in the past and this year started my own service for under $5,200.

    That includes:
    A new GRAVELY 1548 walk behind Hydro Pro w/ KAWASAKI, multch kit and Pro Slide ($4,100 out the door)
    A TORO 21" 5.5 w/ commercial deck walk behind (FREE, $750 new x 7 yrs. ago)
    ECHO 260 trimmer and edger ($250 for both)
    ECHO 650 blower ($250)
    6'x12' tandum axle trailer ($500)

    Did not think i would like a big walk behind because i learned to drive a O-turn on a Walker. It only took about 4-6 hrs. in a open lot behind the station to get the hang of the GRAVELY. I love the Pro Slide and my GRAVELY. I'm a big, big ECHO fan, have had ECHO stuff at my house for about 8 years, you can not tear this stuff up.
  2. gravedigger5

    gravedigger5 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    Good luck, and welcome to Lawnsite. The info here will help your business grow:waving: :waving: :waving: :waving: :waving: :waving: :waving: :waving: :waving:
  3. CTservices

    CTservices LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    where did you find the trailer? got any pics?
  4. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    Welcome to the site!!
  5. dart2cut

    dart2cut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    a bud @ the fire station hooked me up w/ it. Pics to come.
  6. NC Big Daddy

    NC Big Daddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    I thought firemen got received a mower with their turnout gear.
  7. dart2cut

    dart2cut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    i wish we did, big daddy
  8. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    Same here. We got 3 volleys here with lawn mowing companies. We also have 4 paid paramedic that do it on the side as a third job. They should do the same for teacher. I had a teacher when i when to walpole high in MA. That had a 721D grasshopper with 35 accounts and made more money doing that then teaching. Theres a couple of time i been to the station and there was not place to park the truck because everyone was out mowing, plus two other members mow their 2nd property. We had 3 pick ups with trailer and two dumps with trailers. We had to move everything to get the engines back in.
  9. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    and you are pulling the trailer by hand?
  10. dart2cut

    dart2cut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    1997 F-150 w/ hard flat shell.

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