What mower did you start with?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by brandman25, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. brandman25

    brandman25 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Hey guys my name is Brandon from nc im not new to the site but new to posting but i search for a topic like this and could not find anything.

    So i thought it would be pretty cool to see what mowers everybody started out with.

    Me i have a 2005 Husqvarna 18.5 hp
  2. SangerLawn

    SangerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 736

    A old rusted up push mower

    A weed eater brand trimmer

    A broom
  3. mobileboy

    mobileboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    1985 John Deere rx75. A true BEAST! That 9hp Briggs would cut at AT LEAST 2.5mph! Only took me about 2 hours to cut 1/2 acre! lol.
  4. vanncann

    vanncann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    I started with a brand new 18" MTD 3 hp. Of course this was back in 1982.
  5. John Deere Mann

    John Deere Mann LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    Old pushmower very old stuff that nobody would use!
  6. ProcsLC

    ProcsLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 132

    I started with an ancient beast of a cub cadet rider with a 10 hp (i think) kohler motor and a mtd push mower in the back of a 1985 chevy 1/2 ton with a weed eater brand weed wacker... Upgraded after 3 weeks to a nice used snapper push mower! Those were the days....
  7. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,005

    3hp 19" wizzard from Montgomery Wards and pulled it around with my bike. Cut grass for people on my paper route for $1 or $1.50 depended on size.
  8. KensLawnCare

    KensLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    3014 dixon mower 42 deck 14.5 hp
  9. LawnboyTim

    LawnboyTim LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    I started out with a old lawnboy push mower.
  10. climber338

    climber338 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Borrowing my parents 21 inch push mower, got trimmer for xmas, dads old chainsaw. Got all my climbing gear after doing two bigger jobs for a client. Im still using everything because i just started last summer but i plan on getting a 36 inch if i get more than 10 lawns this year. The push mower sips gas and i can run that thing for almost 2 hours. Sometimes i dont even bring a gas can if im only doing one lawn. If your starting out use a 21 inch junker and run with it. See where it take you and when your ready to go bigger then go bigger.

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