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What kind of Mower?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bladelady, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. bladelady

    bladelady LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I would like to start mowing residential lawns. I have alreadylined up some clients, and they have a wide variety of different sized lawns. What would be the best versatile mower for servicing these lawns? Would it be a good idea to get more than one?
    Also, I was thinking about using electric equipment, in case anyone has experience with that.
  2. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,131

    What are the lot sizes? I have a 48" WB that I use on townhouse lawns and single family lots up to 3 acres. The larger (more than .75 acres) lots are hard to do with only a 48" mower even when riding on a sulky. For the smaller lots it is great.

    As far as electric hand equipment I do not recommend it. You will need a few hundred feet of extension cord and they just don't have the power.
  3. barefeetny

    barefeetny LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 533

    i started with a 21 inch mower as a kid
    then a 36 inch scag rusty and a smoker

    then i picked up the 44" toro and a 48" scag

    the 44" fits everywhere exept a few backyards still have the 21

    a 40" fits nearly everywhere and is more efficent then a 36 for a varity of yards...

    Just look at the yard sizes and think on it...

    good luck

  4. Icemanku

    Icemanku LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    You never go with electric
  5. capnsac

    capnsac LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    I for one would feel like I should drop the price for using their electricity to run my equipment to cut their lawn.

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