1. Ask the Expert TODAY!
    Learn how to do more with less when it comes to your fertilization services. Gather your top questions about fertilization and nutrient management and join the live Ask the Expert event hosted by Koch Turf & Ornamental TODAY at 12-2 p.m. ET in the Fertilizer Application forum .

    Dismiss Notice

What mower did you start with?

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

  1. cody890

    cody890 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    1999 72" Dixie Chopper. Split the cost with my parents because we have 7 acres. Best mower I've ever had which is why I still have it as a backup.
  2. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 867

    husqvarna ez5221 great mower!!!!
  3. grasscutter

    grasscutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    I started in elementary school with my parents 20" Craftsman, the type you wind to start. I took some of my earnings and bought a 5hp 25" cut Huffy rider with a 3 speed tranny. A few years later I moved up the biggest mower sears had at the time. It had 12 hp and a 48" mower, sealed beam headlights and tail light and a cigarette lighter. I think it was called a lawn tractor even though it was a Craftsman it lasted almost 20 years. They dont make them like that anymore.

    OUTLANDER LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 576

    very old snapper push mower w/bag litterally made of cloth..(had to hook up spark plug to start, and unhook to shut off..LOL:realmad:got shocked alot)...a ryobie weed eater w/ this really corny blower attachment thing, but it worked.....at least for a season or so, then all this equipment got tired..LOL
  5. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    Had a 21 toro personal pace electric blower and trimmer back when i was about 12 and could only do yards i could walk to. Made up a harness to strap the trimmer and edger to the mower and pushed it all over town. Good old days.
  6. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,185

    I worked for a lawn service back in high school, then after my service with USMC, I worked for one during my college years. I started off my own business with two 52" Scag. I had NO FEAR! lol The experience I had played a big part in that decision.
  7. Blades Lawn Maintenance

    Blades Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Montague, NJ
    Messages: 1,235

    Cub Cadet rzt..yeah its in my signature lol
  8. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    Bought a JD GS25 and my Lazer in a package deal, traded away my work van for my GMC and I still use my husqvarna homeowner trimmer as my main trimmer
  9. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    52" scathing walk behind.
    Posted via Mobile Device
  10. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    a 1990's scag 52" hydro walkbehind with a 17hp kawi pull start. I was 14 when i started cutting lawns so i had to tell my dad when i was out of gas, and i didn't know how to string the trimmer when i first started so i had to have him do that too lol.

Share This Page