What should I have a backup for?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tyler Moss, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. Tyler Moss

    Tyler Moss LawnSite Member
    from Topeka
    Messages: 10

    I was wondering what everyone had backups for. I just got a 48" WB as a backup for my stander. I was thinking about getting a backup blower and trimmer but I'm only part time and theres a echo dealer within 5 minutes of wherever I'm at if I had one die on me. Should it be a necessity to have them on the truck? I see solo guys around here with 4 trimmers, three blowers and 4 mowers on a trailer and it makes me laugh. I dont wanna be "that guy"
  2. MowDaddy

    MowDaddy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,253

    Back up mower is the biggest need.
    Trimmers, blowers like you said can be bought as needed.
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  3. JMK26

    JMK26 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Missouri
    Messages: 12,488

    Mowers need the backups....trimmers blowers, not so much.

    I have 2 trimmers and 2 blowers, but I didn't immediately get them as backups, just bought new when I had the funds to buy.
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  4. rclawn

    rclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 892

    back up employees
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  5. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,261

    Ah, you just described me. Want to talk aboot it?

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  6. Koehn's Lawn Service

    Koehn's Lawn Service LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 914

    I have backups for everything I run. I hate down time and cant afford to have downtime. Nothing but a headache.
  7. No gloves

    No gloves LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    agree.i also use separate equipment for my home but could use in an emergency
  8. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,261

    An since you just part time I give you my scoop. Everything, Mowers, Trimmers, an weed whips, Have on trailer small, medium an large. Then a few extras for S'S an giggles.
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  9. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,261

    Sometimes the big hammer does not always work son. :nono:
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  10. No gloves

    No gloves LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    you can also have "cheap" backups. if you have a backpack blower,you can have a handheld backup.if you have a kombi system you can buy the trimmer attachment as your backup
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