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What else do I need?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by gdub, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. gdub

    gdub LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    I just upgraded in some of my equipment and this is what I now have. Any additions that you might add? I am also looking for another Stihl trimmer and blower. Thanks

    06 Toro 40" Turbo Force fixed deck
    06 Toro 21" SR4 Super Recycler
    04 Stihl FS 55 Trimmer
    199? Weed Eater Blower
    5x8 trailer
  2. Evergreenpros

    Evergreenpros LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,154

    Buy a good blower since this will save you time. You can work with the crappiest trimmer or mower and get just as much done but trying to blow off 4k sq/ft of driveway/walks with a little blower and you'll be there a long time. I started with a handheld blower then went with the Echo 751 and it was like night and day. Upgrading my trimmer and mower added nothing but reliablity(except when I bought a larger mower), upgrading my blower saved me a boatload of time.

    And buy the biggest blower you can get, imho. I carry an echo handheld on a rack for the little stuff but I mainly use the big one.
  3. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,386

  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,465

    Might add a bush trimmer, customers sometimes want those done. Good start!
  5. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Messages: 680

    i would add a good blower and mybe hedge trimmers(gas power)...oh and i duno if u have wood on ur trailer and sides but i would also do that....just 2ft high...it helps me when i do some things with my 6x10
  6. wski4fun

    wski4fun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Some of it depends on what services you do and what you charge. Remember the better and more efficeint the equipment the more you should charge per hr. This takes into account that with bigger better equipment the less time it will take to do the same job. You have to pay for it somehow.
  7. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    stick edger
  8. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    One hell of a marketing plan to keep that equipment busy.
  9. gdub

    gdub LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    ALarsh...........I have around 22 accounts and go to college with 17 hours this semester. I think I will busy enough.
  10. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    Sounds good. I would upgrade the blower to a Redmax 7001/8000.

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