Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Introduce Yourself

Introduce Yourself Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!

Taking the plunge in Georgia


Introduce Yourself

Welcome all new forum members. Please introduce yourself and tell us about you. Tell us about your company. How did you get started? How long have you been in business? What do you do for fun? Don't be shy, say hello! It's fun and educational to interact on the forum!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-18-2012, 09:55 AM
apalacheeriverfarms apalacheeriverfarms is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 3
apalacheeriverfarms is on a distinguished road
Default Taking the plunge in Georgia

Hi everyone! I've been in the remodeling business my whole career and have finally gotten tired of not having a consistent, repeat workflow. I've always been interested in lawn care and people always have to cut grass... Not so with remodeling ther bathroom! my plan is to hire a helper and it just be a two man business. I new to purchase equipment and can't find any good, unbiased reviews. I need all the help I can get!
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 03-18-2012, 10:32 AM
bruces bruces is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 828
Rep Power: 0
bruces is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
the equipment you buy,will depend on the work you get .
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-18-2012, 11:22 AM
apalacheeriverfarms apalacheeriverfarms is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 3
apalacheeriverfarms is on a distinguished road
Default

My plan/goal is to buy a 60" zero turn. A friend has a commercial John Deere he paid about $9k for and absolutely loves it. Not sure I want to put that much into it initially, but I want a solid, reliable mower that not constantly repairing. I need to buy a commercial grade trimmer and probably a push mower for areas I can't get in with the zt. I own a farm with cattle so I'm most likely gonna liquidate some cattle to finance the equipment.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-18-2012, 06:07 PM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 5
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by apalacheeriverfarms View Post
My plan/goal is to buy a 60" zero turn. A friend has a commercial John Deere he paid about $9k for and absolutely loves it. Not sure I want to put that much into it initially, but I want a solid, reliable mower that not constantly repairing. I need to buy a commercial grade trimmer and probably a push mower for areas I can't get in with the zt. I own a farm with cattle so I'm most likely gonna liquidate some cattle to finance the equipment.
First off you will never find an unbiased review when it comes to equipment as the dealership sets up the mowers when they come in the door so quality of the setup can vary from dealership to dealership. As for price for a GOOD commercial grade ZTR your looking at least 8K but am entry level unit with integrated drive would start around 6k a little less for a walk unit. I would go look at a few dealerships and see what you find. I also find for the most part John Deere is a little expensive for what you get so it would likely save you money to look around.
__________________
I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-19-2012, 02:00 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,395
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
My plan/goal is to buy a 60" zero turn.
Are you going to be mowing residential properties? Will that fit in the yards and through the gates of your customers?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
About to take the plunge.. JeffK26 Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 20 03-25-2012 10:42 PM
Took the plunge, did I make a mistake? CanadayLandscaping Introduce Yourself 7 09-10-2010 12:02 AM
Hey From Georgia fdshriner Introduce Yourself 1 07-23-2010 02:44 PM
Georgia Law???? Just2inches General Talk 1 12-22-2008 03:08 PM
Just Starting Up In Georgia Lawncare_Express Introduce Yourself 2 11-09-2008 07:11 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
30 Inch Push Mowers Pros...
Billy Goat
06-27-2013 08:07 PM
Today 04:50 AM
by Billy Goat
25 6,411
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 08:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
122 8,535
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
Yesterday 08:02 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
11 571
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 09:07 PM
Yesterday 07:35 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 190
Hello from CNY
arazucontracting
Yesterday 06:07 PM
Yesterday 06:07 PM
by arazucontracting
0 55
Kohler command carb...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 03:09 PM
Yesterday 04:52 PM
by Steve
4 217
Not sure, but anyone do...
SnowRemoval2k14
Yesterday 12:10 AM
Yesterday 04:49 PM
by Steve
1 163
Tribulations of working...
stevef1201
09-13-2014 08:37 AM
Yesterday 04:45 PM
by Steve
9 631
Mulching beds
Bradcook21
09-21-2014 07:43 AM
Yesterday 04:43 PM
by Steve
3 243
Replacing a Shindi T-27
Dan Tanner
09-13-2014 12:59 PM
Yesterday 04:36 PM
by Steve
3 629
Scag turf tiger hydrolic...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-04-2014 10:55 PM
Yesterday 04:35 PM
by Steve
12 992
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
09-21-2014 09:23 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 966
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
09-19-2014 03:29 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,174
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
09-19-2014 11:49 AM
by Steve
23 1,564
Looking for feed back on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-17-2014 08:38 AM
09-19-2014 08:17 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 572
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
09-18-2014 06:32 PM
by Northwoods Outdoors
58 6,973
Hello from upstate NY!
A&MLawn&Snow
09-18-2014 11:19 AM
09-18-2014 04:10 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 423
Price to apply fertilizer
SS.Lawncare
09-15-2014 11:10 AM
09-18-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
9 682
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
09-01-2014 10:17 AM
09-17-2014 09:57 PM
by curts lawn care
4 1,074
new to the forum
SGlawncare
09-16-2014 11:20 PM
09-17-2014 08:29 PM
by curts lawn care
3 497
Help With Snow Blowing...
Robertf31
09-13-2014 10:55 PM
09-17-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 836
Non-Stop Summer?
SouthallMowing
09-14-2014 10:51 PM
09-17-2014 10:48 AM
by stevef1201
6 621
Poll - net income
Dan5082
11-15-2010 08:08 PM
09-16-2014 04:44 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 3,358
Getting lowballed!
PineHillLawn
06-27-2012 07:23 AM
09-16-2014 01:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
24 5,067
Compare this summer to...
Steve
09-03-2014 12:52 PM
09-16-2014 11:20 AM
by Hanks Lawn Care Services
15 1,271
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
09-15-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
12 949
Hello
Robertf31
09-12-2014 10:34 PM
09-15-2014 03:17 PM
by Steve
2 532
Newbie......Again
Jibber
09-13-2014 12:17 PM
09-15-2014 02:54 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 636
need help with starter...
GoGreenerKS
09-12-2014 04:23 PM
09-15-2014 02:25 PM
by Steve
3 551
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
09-15-2014 02:16 PM
by Steve
12 1,278
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
09-15-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 1,038
Employee uniforms
Gerardo_Landscape
01-21-2014 11:11 PM
09-15-2014 02:12 PM
by Steve
5 1,158
Greetings from the north
Northwoods Outdoors
09-13-2014 08:55 AM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Steve
1 521
darleneh
darleneh
09-15-2014 12:33 PM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 536
My 1st bid
WesleySnips
06-11-2014 03:13 PM
09-15-2014 02:05 PM
by Steve
29 1,953
New Aerator
Chaz
09-09-2014 11:43 PM
09-15-2014 01:50 PM
by Steve
9 778
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
09-15-2014 01:23 PM
by stevef1201
8 1,445
getting ready to start
calebmoss
05-23-2011 09:35 PM
09-11-2014 12:21 PM
by Steve
34 11,436
Stihl pull cord replace
SGL1
09-03-2014 09:22 PM
09-10-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
9 948
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
09-10-2014 12:16 PM
by Steve
18 1,717
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
09-09-2014 08:05 PM
by Landscaper1165
4 1,205
New truck and trailer...
Johnny Rocket
05-14-2012 03:41 PM
09-09-2014 07:23 PM
by Matther777
18 6,768
What gets you bad press?
Steve
09-09-2014 11:48 AM
09-09-2014 07:21 PM
by Matther777
2 647
Signs on your snow plow?
Steve
01-15-2007 01:07 AM
09-09-2014 11:42 AM
by Steve
19 6,396
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
09-08-2014 08:08 PM
by avetslawncare
12 1,488
New to the business
flamingyouth87
09-05-2014 11:52 AM
09-08-2014 11:55 AM
by Steve
3 866
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
09-08-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
7 1,168
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 08:36 AM
09-07-2014 07:35 AM
by avetslawncare
24 7,939
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
09-06-2014 02:09 PM
by Bradcook21
8 1,260
billing matters
sbuchanan8154
09-05-2014 09:56 AM
09-05-2014 03:00 PM
by Steve
3 840
» Popular Tags
2wd apartment complex article marketing bid blades charge christmas lighting collections collections subcontractor commercial customers decorating ditches employee problems exmark ferris fundraiser georgia gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business hardscapes holiday lighting how much to charge installation kawasaki landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo leaf lighting brass outdoor lights marketing mow mulch new buisness past due podcast promotion pto redmax running a business savannah scag schedule seo small engine repair snow sprayer starting a business steep lawns stihl sulky theft of services top dresser toro trimmer rack truck new used landscape turfgrass consulting walk behind walker won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:55 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:55 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy