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Old 03-03-2013, 12:33 AM
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Hi eric. Which area are you in? Have you tried advertising on craigslist? Under the lawn and garden section? Or kijiji? You would be surprised how many clients you can get off craigslist.dont do flyers unless your targeting specific neighbourhoods that you want to have a chunk of your work in. Other than that, just do a great job and word of mouth will do the rest for you. Im going into my second year. Last year i started in august. A bit late. Just as a trial run. Bought the basic equipment and kept my fulltime job. This year ill be starting in april with all my equipment already bought. Remember, if you do a great job with peoples properties, and be friendly, than getting customers will be the least of your worries.

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Danny i live in the piedmont triad of north carolina. I have not tried craigslist this year yet, i have in the past and didnt get much response from it. I will try it again. What is kijiji?? Thanks for your help.
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What is kijiji??
Isnt that a canadian version of craigslist?
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Hi All-
I am a new Member from Black Forest, Colorado. I have been Aerating Lawns and smaller Lawn Care for five years. Started part-time, but in the last 2-3 years it has grown to 300-400 aerations every spring and 15 weekly lawn care customers. I would like to grow the weekly lawn care to 20-22 jobs. The aerations are my favorite part. I do not enjoy having employees, so it is just me.

I found the site because I am looking for a new walk behind aerator. I have been using two old blue bird aerators for the last five years. I am at least the third owner, and they were rentals before that. I recently rebuilt the entire smaller aerator because it had tore itself apart over it's long and difficult life. New bearings, tines, took the engine & wheels off and completely re-welded the entire frame, put on a newer engine, and put it back together. All is good, but it is time to put this machine into the backup roll and get a new one.

I am leaning towards Turfco's XT5. I do mostly small lawns with some hills. Some of the backyards can be difficult to get to with an aerator, that is why I re-worked the small bluebird. How do you guys feel about the XT5 for my needs?
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Welcome to our forum!

I'd guess you'd probably have to figure what size property are you using them on and what is your budget?

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The lawns are small, usually around 3500 sq. ft.

The main problem is the back yards are difficult to get to, and have pretty steep hills. Theres a lot of zero-scape(rocks) to roll over to get to the back yards. Most of it t.he yards have gates, although they are wide (36inches^)

I need something that get to the yards without draining myself. I have settled on Turfco's XT5. I hope it goes across rocks(small up to 4inch river rock) and can climb hills and gravel in transport mode.

How do owners of the XT5 like it and how does it do with the lawns like I listed above??
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You might want to make a post of that in the equipment section so others can join in on it. Also have you considered a lawn tractor with an aeration attachment?
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Ill make a post over in the other section. There is no way a pull behind would work on a small lawn, that is difficult to get to, has some steps, backyards with gates, and that has hills. I am looking for a walk behind, nothing else works for the lawns I do.
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I do this part time since 2003 to help offset the cost of private education, thought I would come on board to see what I could learn if thats OK
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Welcome to our forum!

What are your future plans with your business? Do you want to take it full time in the future?
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