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Starting a lawn care business.

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Great to hear that business is booming for you. Scag mowers are the most expensive but they are by far the best. We only run scag mowers and i have two of them that have lasted me for four years and still run like they are brand new. I wish you continued success. If you could start over what would you have done differently?
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don't stick to one company go to other lawn mower companies, i personally like gravely

there is a gravely 60" that i bought, its 26 hp (Kawasaki) deck fabricated as well 3 year warranty on everything, for about 5600 retail. its right below commercial its a top end residential. looks like a residential mower with commercial deck and motor. and goes about 8mph two gas tanks etc
Yeah I have looked at a few diffrent brands and after all of the demos im stuck on the scag from the cut to the quality its a done deal for me lol
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What kind of advice has he given you?

Well to look @ all diffrent brands before I decide on a brand and how to bid jobs as well as what to look for in our area!

He actually was a LCO for many years and said that STI was on him to come work for them and so he finally gave in and sold his business!!!

But in 2 1/2 weeks I already have 9 solid accounts and 1 of them already paid in full for the year and signed a contract $1440. I cant conplain I just do good work and everytime I do 1 cut they want me to keep commin back so im lookin to have a sucessful first year!!!

In addition to those 9 accounts i have 2 more to cut today and hopefully I can get them on the team and another to bid after I get done cutting those 2 and its starting to look like sooner than leter this fulltime gig might be no more lol
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Great to hear that business is booming for you. Scag mowers are the most expensive but they are by far the best. We only run scag mowers and i have two of them that have lasted me for four years and still run like they are brand new. I wish you continued success. If you could start over what would you have done differently?

Yeah I appreciate it!!!

Im sold on scag hands down the smoothest and best cut I have seen or ran to date!!!!!!

Thats what I need is a mower I can get some use out of lol but I dunno what I will be getting first the V force stander or the Cheetah) turn.

I have to say I would have shopped around a little bit more and bought a good unit to start with because I have to say that I am kicking myself in the backside right now!!! lol
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