what should i do

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by challenger55, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. challenger55

    challenger55 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    hey guys i am 14 and have 10 clients and i am still expanding. i need another mower and my dad said i should get another commerical honda but i am thinking i need to get a bigger mower so when someone isn't helping me it won't be to long to do it myself

    what's your opinion?
    and if i get a bigger mower should i get a belt or hydro?
  2. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 828

    What size is your mower now? How much do you want to spend?
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    what kind of acreage are you doing?

    if you're doing anything over 1/3 of an acre get a commercial walkbehind. 36" might be a good size if you have smaller lawns.

    Get hydro if you can afford it, if not a belt drive will still cut as well. call up some dealers and see if they have any used models in stock, thats how i got my foot in the door with a commercial deck.
  4. Jimmy348

    Jimmy348 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    your gonna get the usual but i might as well start.
    What mower do you have now?
    Can you take the expense for a commercial wb (2k to 3k)?
    Do you have insurance (can you even get insurance)?
    Is this a solid customer base or do they view you as the kid who cuts my lawn the cheapest (only to be replaced by the kid who cuts my lawn cheaper next week)?

    If everything adds up then maybe a slightly used 36" wb. I duno but just my .02
    Good luck :)

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