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what is the best brand/model weedeater, blower, edger, mower

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by swing blade, Jun 27, 2003.

  1. swing blade

    swing blade LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    ok I am looking to start my own biz. What is the best brand/model of blowers, 21" mowers, walk behinds, ztr mowers, edgers, weedeaters, and so on.
  2. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    Blower: Echo
    Mower: Toro or Honda ( both commercial grade)
    W/B: eXmark
    ZTR: Dixie Chopper
    Edger: Shindaiwa stick edger 25+cc
    Weedeater:Shindaiwa ( T270 my preference )
  3. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,194

    Have you done any searches for suggested equipment on this site? If not, would be wise to do so, and check out the manufacture's home sites, compare goods, bads of all.
    Have said before, when you ask that kind of question here, it's like going to a car show and asking which is better, Ford or Chevy.
    Only here you will get a recommendation for every brand known/available as the best.
    Do some hands on shopping, ask questions, take notes, literally. Then ask specific questions here.
    You could end up deciding on an absolute best piece of equipment only to discover it isn't readily available in your area, but that's another subject.
    I'm just suggesting the above, not putting you down for asking. :)
  4. swing blade

    swing blade LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    thanks for the advice, and I am sorry that i forgot to search first. Its been one of those days... i have used shindwaia and stihl as well as echo brand everything. I have also used toro mowers, scag, gravely, honda, and walker. i just wanted to see what others use and why

    Thanks again
  5. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,194

    Yo Swing,
    If you don't mind, I've a couple of questions for you.

    You have experience with all the brands and equipment you have listed, how 'bout offering up some of your opinions, likes, dislikes, etc.

    Just wondering, how is that you're wanting to start up an LCO this time of year. I know it 'can' be done anytime, just thought an experienced hand would pick prime time to launch.

    Good luck whatever your goal
  6. Live4Mowin'

    Live4Mowin' LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

  7. Live4Mowin'

    Live4Mowin' LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    sounds good

    PS sorry about two posts i messed up the quote thing:eek:
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    My signature line has almost everything I am using. It's all very good equipment except for the Gravely and Husky chainsaw.

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