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Andrew's Lawn Care
01-08-2008, 11:51 PM
Hi I am new to this site but I have been mowing going on 4yrs by myself (started at 16 now 20) but just thought I would let you know that I started out using my parents trailer 5x10 tilt tractor mower. But after two years of that I split a zero turn (48' scag) with my parents and then purchased my own 5x10 in '05. And now this year this is what I have grown to...I now have the same 48' 2 shindiawa trimmers 1old and the other bought in '07, a 22' push mower lawnboy, and bought just recently a 61' scag zero turn. All sitting on a 6.5ft x 16ft trailer, that I am pulling with my 2000 s-10 reg. cab 2x4. The bigger truck should now be coming in the next few months.

Steve
01-13-2008, 10:44 PM
You have a fantastic set up and it's awesome you are able to park it indoors! Nice job!

Are you all set with equipment for a while or is there more on your wish list?

FourSeasons
01-14-2008, 02:32 AM
Nice mowers. Thats good for only 4 years!

Andrew's Lawn Care
01-14-2008, 04:32 PM
Quote[/b] (FourSeasons @ Jan. 14 2008,2:32)]Nice mowers. Thats good for only 4 years!
what do you mean by that fourseasons?


Thanks steve I think im setup with everything i need for now the only thing i might add is a new trimmer this year or next, and possibly a newer push mower in 2yrs or so just to up date it. I don't really know right now though what else I would add. Any suggestions?, let me know and ill think about it.

Steve
01-14-2008, 06:26 PM
Andrew,

I think you are doing great! I was just wondering if there was anything else on your wish list http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

FourSeasons
01-14-2008, 09:16 PM
Quote[/b] ]what do you mean by that fourseasons?


Those mowers arent cheap are they?

Andrew's Lawn Care
01-15-2008, 12:32 AM
Well steve the only thing i can think of right now is some advertising material, a logo, things like that. Im trying to get all that stuff done in the next 2-3weeks to get ahead of some people, but i haven't made it to far yet.

Well for seasons they are expensive and all but it does depend on when you buy them I just bought the 61" 3weeks ago on sale ($600 cheaper) but as you and every one else know you'll get what you pay for and I have never put any money into my 48" which is about 4yrs old. I have used a John Deere, Dixie Chopper and now I own 2 scags, and will never drive anything else, i highly recomend them. http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

Little's
01-15-2008, 03:07 AM
Nice setup. Looks like you have your business pretty well figured out. Keep up the good work!

pmblair
01-15-2008, 01:42 PM
Andrew, I think what Rob was trying to say is that you've done well for only having been in business for 4 years. .....and I agree!

Steve
01-15-2008, 03:41 PM
Hi Andrew,

Are you going to be experimenting with any alternative marketing ideas this year? Like sponsoring a kids sports team? Or anything out of the norm to get attention for your business?

Andrew's Lawn Care
01-15-2008, 04:06 PM
actually steve i was planning on just doing flyers, door hangers and some yard signs. But im working on trying to get some stuff put on them first then ill have to find a place to do it for me, at an affordable price if not free.lol.

Steve
01-15-2008, 08:40 PM
Quote[/b] ] But im working on trying to get some stuff put on them first then ill have to find a place to do it for me, at an affordable price if not free.lol.

Do you mean the advertisement text wording? Were any of the free samples able to help you structure how you want your flyer to look?

jeffslawnservice
01-15-2008, 08:43 PM
Hi Andrew

Good setup! Hope you do good in 2008. As far as advertisment check out Plan-it Gaphics up top on the right they have decent prices. Well good lucky to you.

Andrew's Lawn Care
01-15-2008, 08:53 PM
Thanks jeff for the complements.

Actually steve the designs for some of the door hangers did kind of catch my eye on designs. And actually steve I don't have any idea what direction I want to go with any of my advertising. I have been working on making up some kind of logo first and then working around that.

Andrew's Lawn Care
03-27-2008, 12:10 AM
Just thought that I would add that I now have a bigger truck than the s-10 I was pulling the trailer with. Ill try to get some pics up sometime though.

Steve
03-27-2008, 08:18 AM
I am looking forwards to seeing your pics!

Andrew's Lawn Care
03-27-2008, 01:50 PM
This my new truck 2500HD

Steve
03-27-2008, 02:14 PM
Hi Andrew,

Your truck looks great. Can you tell us a little about why you choose this one?

Andrew's Lawn Care
03-27-2008, 03:52 PM
I had been looking for a long time to get a bigger truck for work and I just stumbled across this one. Its more than I need right now but it will help in the long run so that I don't have to get another truck later. Plus I got a good deal on it.

Steve
03-27-2008, 05:02 PM
Good for you! What will you be doing as far as signage goes on your truck? Anything?

Andrew's Lawn Care
03-27-2008, 10:49 PM
No I won't be putting anything on the truck (its my baby now lol). I have an older sign on the gate of my trailer for now that I might end up replacing with a new one.

Andrew's Lawn Care
04-28-2008, 07:49 PM
Thought I would give an up date on whats going on in my business.

I recently just had a logo made and Im getting stuff made this week. Im trying to figure out how to get my logo on here so you all can see it.

Steve
04-29-2008, 07:28 AM
Hi Andrew,

I am looking forwards to seeing it! You should be able to just attach it as an image. Click on the Browse button to attach it when you are making your post.