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Starting a lawn care business.

How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:37 PM
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Nice looking trailer. I like the touch of the protected tail lights.
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Some of your welds look a bit cold, but it should be fine. Having built a few trailers like this I would have to say if I can source some of the parts free (axle, wheels, etc) I would have probably built it myself as well. But I have access so a shop and a good welder so it wouldnt be that hard.

If I was trying to do this in my driveway as a first time project I would recommend buying a new or used trailer.
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Excellent trailer. I was thinking about building one, but bought a Big Tex 10X4 instead, and am planning on building sides on it.
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Some of your welds look a bit cold, but it should be fine. Having built a few trailers like this I would have to say if I can source some of the parts free (axle, wheels, etc) I would have probably built it myself as well. But I have access so a shop and a good welder so it wouldnt be that hard.

If I was trying to do this in my driveway as a first time project I would recommend buying a new or used trailer.
I built it at school before i graduated this past year with all the tools i needed.


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Its getting paint on tuesday.

i had to to wire in a plug on my truck yesterday and the lights work great.
I look forwards to seeing the new paint job.

Also, I was wondering, what do you do about registration and getting a title for a trailer when you build it yourself? Is that an issue at all or don't you need a license plate for it?
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I look forwards to seeing the new paint job.

Also, I was wondering, what do you do about registration and getting a title for a trailer when you build it yourself? Is that an issue at all or don't you need a license plate for it?
I took it to wil-ro tuesday and they said they would try to work it in this week so i drove by yesterday and it wasn't outside were i left it and there were some freshly painted beds so im thinking they probly have started on it.

I know that trailers of this size around here dont have license plates so im not sure. Im not sure what to do about registration and getting a title.

Also I was looking for insurance yesterday and stopped by state farm, they said i would have to be in business at least two years before they would Cover me, so im going to look at other companys now.
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Well I got my cards in the mail today. I wish i would have made my business name a bigger font, but they will work till there gone.

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That is excellent. I think the cards look great! You are really getting a lot of things done!
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My mom works in insureance ( volenteer fire departments) in the office above where we have our auto poilcy so i had her check with them to see if they could write me a quote / policy and They told her yes that it wouldnt be a problem and that i just need to come in and answer some questions.

Wendsday im going to do licencing and taxes.
Tursday i have a job interview at lowes. i think i will have an advange with the knowlege of landscaping, carpentry, and welding. i HOPE i get it because i need something untill i get enough lawns to cover my overhead.

I dont / cant Start until i am legal and insured.
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You got a lot going on. I look forwards to hearing how all this goes.
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