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08-23-2012, 11:55 AM
Here is the 3rd question of the lawn care business documentary (http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=17213) I want to put together. I look forwards to reading your insights.

3. What equipment were you using early on? Do you have any pictures of it you can include? What have you since changed with your equipment and why?

Question #2 (http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=17227) - Question #4 (http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=17232)

08-23-2012, 03:57 PM
Initially, I was using: 21 inch self propelled mower, stihl weed eater, stihl edger and stihl back back blower and 6 by 10 trailer... eventually I added on a 36 inch Exmark walk behind.... since than, in the last year....I have added:

48'' Encore Exmark zero turn
2 more Stihl weed eaters
1 more Stihl edger
2 more Stihl back pack blowers
2 Stihl hedge trimmers, 1 short and 1 long
1 Stihl chain saw
1 Lil' Wonder Vacuum
7 by 12 Big Tex Trailer

08-24-2012, 09:42 PM
I started on a Bunton walk behind with a 36" deck, shindawa line trimmer, blower, and edger.

Grass Doctor
08-25-2012, 07:56 PM
a Honda mower a craftsman blower and a 230s echo trimmer.

08-26-2012, 06:01 AM
a john deeer lt155 with 38 inch deck ( lawn tractor )
a weedeater push mower 21 inch deck
A homelite curved shaft string trimmer
a Rake and a broom
A old camper trailer frame that had been made into a flat beed trailer Weighed 2100 pounds gas milage was bad in the truck pulling it

08-28-2012, 11:29 PM
Yes, see my reply to question 6. I've replaced with Honda commercial mowers. Go Honda!

09-03-2012, 03:36 AM
The equipment I use:

Exmark Lazer Z ultra cut 60"
Lesco 52" walk behind w/sulky
Husqvarna 223l weedeater
Troybuilt 4cycle w/edging attachment
Billygoat 5.5hp Vaccum
Husqvarna backpack blower
Eastman hover mower

09-03-2012, 10:04 AM
I started out with a residential grade- walk behind mower,trimmer, blower and a walk behind snow thrower.I hauled it all my car.

I haven't changed much, other then riding lawn tractors.Now I have-
2 craftsman lawn tractors 18 and 21 hp
several walk behind mowers residential grade
2 Stihl hand held blowers, that aren't any more reliable then box store brands
2 Honda four stroke trimmers, they are great.

2 trailers 5x9 and 4x12
3 walk behind snow blowers. 9,8.5 and 10hp

As you see I have a backup for everything. Living in a small town with the nearest repair shop 50 miles away round trip. Back up is mandatory.

My equipment fits my costumer base.
I would like a ztr and a back pack blower but I cant justify at this time