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Old 12-11-2009, 04:05 PM
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In 2010, I will have a full time worker assisting me with lawns, & a part time garden weeder who will be maintaining gardens once a month.



Owned Sthil Products:

Hand Held Blower: BG56C

Back Pack Blower: Not sure which model

Trimmer: KM90


Owned Toro Products:

53cm heavy-duty recycler / rear bagger Lawn Mower


Other products owned:

Self propelled homeowner mower

Gas Trimmer (Old)

Electric Hedge Trimmer (Useless gift)

Battery Hedge Trimmer (Useless gift)

2 x Pole Saw

Various Garden Tools

2 Large Grass Cans

8ft Ladder

12ft Ladder

32ft Ladder

Pressure Washer

Etc, the list goes on. Naming everything in the garage would be a nightmare.


Want:

Sub-Compact Zero Turn Rider

Sthil Chainsaw

Hedge Trimmer Attachment for KM90

Sthil Hedge Trimmer

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I need suggestions on which Sub-Compact Zero Turn Rider to purchase.

I don't require a bagging mower, I will stick with mulching as long as it delivers a good quality cut.

I want it to fit through gates but it's really not that important.

I don't require something huge & expensive, but it must be commercial grade.

If the mower you recommend is expensive, is it worth the money spent?

My dealer services;
Toro
Proline
Lawn-Boy
DixieChopper
Walker,
etc

Go ahead & name anything & I will find out what he can do for me.
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You can drive to Ontario about 8 hrs and come borrow mine if you want
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Can't you get one of those folding ladders? Wouldn't that be easier?
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You can drive to Ontario about 8 hrs and come borrow mine if you want
LOL! It's true, we have the same thing!

Must be the Canadian way!

I just took a 3 hour drive, making laps around the city. Went to McDonalds drive through, then I realized I was going to die with the heater on full blast, & putting the window down didn't give me that perfect temperature, so I went home.

What a boring Friday.

I should really go down there and bug you for a day. Eventually when we're massive, we could trade workers & shhhtuff. Do some drag racing with trailers attached. Hahaha! OH DAMN THAT WOULD BE AWESOME. I can see the damage already, friggen mowers flying through the sky.

I'll go and collect Ontario grass in a jar as a souvenir. LOL
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Can't you get one of those folding ladders? Wouldn't that be easier?

Well I have several answers but only one is the truth

a) I have a ladder fetish

b) Having a ladder that can adjust several heights is too easy

c) I never thought of it

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Can you get anything to help you with snow removal this winter?
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Can you get anything to help you with snow removal this winter?
No, I really wish there was.

If I could get a tractor, then all I'd have to do is get people to cancel with their current service provider. Which might be tricky & not worth it this year.

I'm not sure exactly how much it costs for one tractor & all the attachments + maintenance & if it would be profitable at all.

I figure I should stay out of snow removal until I can afford a tractor & get a head start on gaining clients.

Any advice on tractors $$$$$$$$$$$ is welcome!!!
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Darth Vader is tough competition in these areas.
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No, I really wish there was.

If I could get a tractor, then all I'd have to do is get people to cancel with their current service provider. Which might be tricky & not worth it this year.

I'm not sure exactly how much it costs for one tractor & all the attachments + maintenance & if it would be profitable at all.

I figure I should stay out of snow removal until I can afford a tractor & get a head start on gaining clients.

Any advice on tractors $$$$$$$$$$$ is welcome!!!
How big of a tractor are you looking for? How much is your tractor budget?

Just curious, how much business do you think you could do in a day if you had a tractor? $300? $1000? $1500??

I could see where you could pay off a substantial part of the that tractor this winter if you got one now. The key that I see is getting in and getting your share of the market NOW!

You can not race as long as you don't have a car in the race....
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How big of a tractor are you looking for? How much is your tractor budget?

The size doesn't matter, it can be as small as a Bobcat for example if it gets the job done lol. It just has to be efficient enough so I can travel long distances to do more jobs. Big tractors maybe take 2 passes on a single driveway. If I have to do 4 passes, that's fine with me.

Just curious, how much business do you think you could do in a day if you had a tractor? $300? $1000? $1500??

Well it would probably start at $1000.00 & go up from there. I have a few customers that didn't choose a service yet & would seriously take my service. I would charge for the season, lowball everyone (it's late in the season & I need to get the customers that couldn't afford other companies) I'd put my price at $150.00. So I have to figure how many customers I need to have.

I could see where you could pay off a substantial part of the that tractor this winter if you got one now. The key that I see is getting in and getting your share of the market NOW!

I'm sure my neighbors would cancel their contracts with the current company there are with if they saw my tractor parked in the driveway. They are charged $250.00, so I'd slash $100.00 just like that and cross my fingers.

You can not race as long as you don't have a car in the race....

It would be an expensive situation. I never owned a tractor & never really took notice of how much maintenance one would need. My mechanic skills are lacking & I don't know the basics, I'd have to hire someone which shouldn't be a problem considering most of my friends are mechanics (not tractor mechanics, but I could find one) so the best bet would to get a tractor with the least amount of maintenance, something someone can look at for a few minutes & understand the problem, then solve it.

I would LOVE to have pickets made for the ends of driveways. Breeze just sounds like "Snow Removal".

So if you have any ideas, seriously let me know. I'm sure I'll have to get stickers and such plastered on the tractor, for legal reasons & what not.

This is all very confusing to me. I'm also an Automatic driver to top it off.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
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