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What mower did you start with?

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

  1. Wiedmann

    Wiedmann LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    Started with-

    Gravely 260z 40 hours
    Exmark 36 inch walk behind 100 hours

  2. WillsLandscape

    WillsLandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    Just talked to my brother, I offered to buy the Scag, he said he would just let me use it if I wanted. Sweet!
  3. Will P.C.

    Will P.C. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 966

    Craftsman 6.5hp 21 inch model #917.377070

    This was about 13 years ago and my parents bought it for our domain.

    I still own it and cut my yard with yard. I have always hated Sears and everything about Sears, but my Dad thought they were always 'top end' in appliances. He doesn't think that anymore.

    I still use the mower to cut the yard. Anything over 4 days growth (fert and irrigation) and it just doesn't have the power. It will keep cutting off.

    I need to replace the grassbag and it has several 1 inch tears. Does anyone know of a good patch or have a repair process. Not really looking to spend 8- bucks for a grassbag on a mower that likely will not last much longer
  4. Sensation Man

    Sensation Man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    I started with a garbage picked no name 21" push mower that I reconditioned. That got me through my first season as a 13 yearold kid. My first purchase was a used 21" Sensation fliphandle and a used Green Machine weed wip. Used to push that rig to all my houses on foot! Then my first true commercial mower was a used classic variable trans Bobcat 36" wth a rebuilt Honda gv400 11hp engine. Does anyone here remember those old Honda engines?
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  5. LHS Lawns

    LHS Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    14 years ago I started with a 11hp rear engine Snapper and a Homelite string trimmer.
  6. wegomow

    wegomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    Dixon Ram Mag 50
  7. skorum03

    skorum03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    Around the age of 13 I would say, I started with my parents push lawn mower, probably 20 inch deck on that beast, and used their trimmer as well. I used a broom when I was done. haha

    YardBros Outdoors
  8. scott martoccia

    scott martoccia LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    Just picked up 2 old sensation decks. Simplest toughest machine ever. During the 70's we used these + international cub cadet for larger areas.

    Was wondering if flip handle design is a liability issue today. Knew a guy that chopped his foot.
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  9. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    Kenmore and Craftsman used to be hi quality but like everything wal mart they are junk now.
  10. MarvelLawnCare

    MarvelLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    2012 Exmark Lazer Z-X series

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