What am I missing?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bilchak, Feb 21, 2001.

  1. bilchak

    bilchak LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    Just getting started this year full time.

    Am I missing anything????

    Have or getting the following:

    -Truck and trailer.
    -About to buy 48 or 52" SCAG.
    -Redmax backpack blower, edger, whip, and shrub shears. All top of the line.
    -Business Cards
    -Ready to place Ads in the paper and use flyers
    -Cell Phone
    -Registered as an LLC
    -Quik Books Software
    -magnets for truck door
    -extra springs and string for whip
    -extra blades for the edger
    -Lots of 2 cycle oil
    -rake, shovel, tools, etc.
    -opened business checking acct.
    -Fed. tax ID number
    -Corp. Credit Card

    Going to be running a two man crew. Still debating
    on whether to buy a 36" belt-driven WB.....or just
    a 21". Thoughts???

    Thanks everyone,

  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Do you have customer lined up? I would go with the 36" mower and avoid lawns were only a 21" will do. A 36" could also be used on larger areas, to assist your other WB.
  3. turfcat75

    turfcat75 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    commercial weed eater would be very useful >:)
  4. bilchak

    bilchak LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    We are working on the customers right now. We are placing Ads within in the next couple days and will hit the pavement up until we are cutting around April 1. I know I will have my hands full. I've done some research and we will be the only PROFESSIONAL lawn care service in a good sized area.

    I ran a small operation in high school and had
    to turn people away.

    Hoping to land 60-75+ residentials our first year and
    add a few commercials as well.

    Our start up costs are going to be around 10 -12 grand, not including financing a truck.


  5. bilchak

    bilchak LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    Have a REdmax commercial weedeater.

    whip = weedeater.

    Sorry about that.

  6. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    Sounds like you're on the right track. My advise is to listen and learn from the people here. Good luck.
  7. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    You shouldnt have anytime to post on here you should be wranglin' up some ol' customers =). Hope things work out for ya good luck.
  8. VLM

    VLM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 189

    I dont see how you can avoid having a 21" mower. Sure the 36" would be nice, but there will be many times when you will absolutely need the 21". I've never seen anyone operate without one, they're too useful and you can get a really good one for $300-$500.
  9. bilchak

    bilchak LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    VLM or anyone else:

    Can you suggest a good 21" for 300-500?

  10. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    Not here, my 21" TORO Commercial Recycler was $700!:eek:

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