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? > Starting a lawn care business.

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.

getting ready to start


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.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-23-2011, 09:35 PM
calebmoss calebmoss is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: bethpage,tn
Age: 22
Posts: 52
Rep Power: 4
calebmoss is on a distinguished road
Default getting ready to start

i had made a post a few months ago about starting a lawn care company . well i have almost got my trailer done and i just ordered 500 bussiness cards and am going to tackle the legal stuff next week. Then start passing out flyers.

Here are a few pics of the trailer i have made. i have 485.00 in it and will need to spend another 60.00 on wood and it will be done

Its 5 x 10 1/4 inch thick angle

Needs Paint fennder and flooring



Enclosed Led Light Bracket And ratchet strap hooks



More pics when done to come.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg trailer.jpg (114.1 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg trailerlights.jpg (103.9 KB, 2 views)
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 05-23-2011, 09:58 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Nice.

Seeing as you can "build stuff", are you planning on doing something to allow you to add/remove sides for when you need to haul bulk materials/leaves?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-23-2011, 10:15 PM
calebmoss calebmoss is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: bethpage,tn
Age: 22
Posts: 52
Rep Power: 4
calebmoss is on a distinguished road
Default

There are 10 of the ratchet strap holders so im planing on cutting 10 2 x 4s 10in long and notching them 1/4 inch on each side so they will fit in the holders then make a frame with 2 x 4s and cover them with 1 x 6s to haul debris.

i made the ramp removable.

Last edited by calebmoss; 05-23-2011 at 10:18 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-23-2011, 10:37 PM
Sprinkler Buddy's Avatar
Sprinkler Buddy Sprinkler Buddy is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 605
Rep Power: 3
Sprinkler Buddy is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up

Looking Good! Being your own Boss can be very rewarding, it can also be a big headache at times. Good Luck, glad to see ya go for the "American Dream".
__________________
Don't Keep Replacing Lawn Sprinkler Heads
Protect them with "Sprinkler Buddy"
CLICK HERE > http://www.sprinklerbuddy.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-24-2011, 03:22 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,752
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

You did an amazing job! How long did it take you to do that? Everything looks amazingly accurate!

Also how did you come up with the size and design of it?
__________________
- 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
  #6  
Old 05-24-2011, 08:15 PM
calebmoss calebmoss is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: bethpage,tn
Age: 22
Posts: 52
Rep Power: 4
calebmoss is on a distinguished road
Default

i Probly have a little under 60 hours in the trailer some of that was set down and scrach my head " thinking " time because i have never built one before.

metal comes in 20 foot lenghs or 4 x 8 sheets so i did 5 and 10 foot lenghts and made the ramp 4 feet long.

When i out grow this mower i will get a comershal mower and move up to a bigger trailer.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-25-2011, 03:34 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,752
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Did you enjoy making it or now that you have completed it, would you have rather purchased one instead?

Others reading this may be wondering which way is the best way to go with this.
__________________
- 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
  #8  
Old 05-25-2011, 12:11 PM
calebmoss calebmoss is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: bethpage,tn
Age: 22
Posts: 52
Rep Power: 4
calebmoss is on a distinguished road
Default

this is from the another forum

Sounds a little over kill for such a small trailer. I don't mean to be a Dick, but I would have thought you could have bought a trailer like that for under 5 or 600 dollars on craigslist easily. JMO

Looks good though.

My reply

Why buy used when you can build brand new what you and want how you want , with the satisfaction of building it your self ?

Any trailer new this size was 1200.00 plus tax i already had the axle wheels and tires. I am thinking about making a few trailers during downtime for some extra cash. If you can weld and have a welder i say go GOPHER it
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-29-2011, 03:42 PM
calebmoss calebmoss is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: bethpage,tn
Age: 22
Posts: 52
Rep Power: 4
calebmoss is on a distinguished road
Default

Its getting paint on tuesday.

i had to to wire in a plug on my truck yesterday and the lights work great.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-29-2011, 08:56 PM
Dragger Dragger is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Paw Paw West virginia
Age: 50
Posts: 75
Rep Power: 4
Dragger is on a distinguished road
Default

Trailer looks great
It is fun when you can burn and melt metal to get the things you want
__________________
C&S Lawn Service

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
Ready to start learning kricky Introduce Yourself 6 01-22-2011 06:05 PM
Are your customers ready for this? Steve General Business Discussions 5 03-03-2010 08:35 AM
Finally Almost Ready!! Scottler Starting a lawn care business. 5 07-14-2009 11:20 AM
ready to start this season lazyhusband General Talk 8 02-18-2009 05:23 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
quickbooks users
CDLAWNCARE
Today 09:03 AM
Today 10:35 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 15
this mower is driving me...
boog
04-17-2014 12:07 PM
Today 09:08 AM
by boog
5 144
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
Today 05:32 AM
by stevef1201
15 410
danny 2
danny2
Yesterday 10:19 PM
Today 05:13 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 61
I Got Taken...,
Dan Tanner
Yesterday 06:26 AM
Yesterday 08:15 PM
by Dan Tanner
3 117
new to this forum!
mower13126
04-18-2014 07:37 PM
Yesterday 05:34 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
3 98
Lawn Renovation
stevef1201
04-11-2014 12:00 PM
Yesterday 03:15 PM
by stevef1201
9 267
employee pay
4 seasons maintenance
04-10-2011 09:34 PM
Yesterday 12:19 PM
by kslawn
19 6,772
REO calling
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 05:03 PM
Yesterday 11:17 AM
by kslawn
11 260
Customers droping like...
goodtimez
04-18-2014 09:53 AM
Yesterday 08:09 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
7 165
Back for this year
xandrew245x
02-21-2014 04:30 PM
Yesterday 07:59 AM
by xandrew245x
14 868
Any greenhouse operators...
GoGreenerKS
04-15-2014 11:21 AM
Yesterday 07:49 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
4 142
Looking for advice on a...
Tekeda1
04-13-2014 09:53 AM
Yesterday 04:22 AM
by Tekeda1
17 388
2.5 acre mowing
xandrew245x
04-18-2014 06:55 AM
04-18-2014 08:57 PM
by xandrew245x
6 122
Best Bulk Mulch delivery...
Steven Virgadamo
04-18-2014 09:52 AM
04-18-2014 05:34 PM
by Steve
2 71
Steve Virgadamo,...
Steven Virgadamo
04-18-2014 09:49 AM
04-18-2014 05:08 PM
by Steve
2 61
Instagram
Gerardo_Landscape
04-16-2014 11:28 AM
04-18-2014 04:51 PM
by Steve
3 101
Help with weed liability!
Prolawnofchatt
04-15-2014 09:10 AM
04-18-2014 04:47 PM
by Steve
5 195
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
04-18-2014 04:41 PM
by Steve
31 1,080
Nationwide lawn care...
Billy Goat
04-15-2014 05:21 PM
04-18-2014 04:39 PM
by Steve
9 217
Truck Signage
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 11:00 PM
04-18-2014 04:04 PM
by stevef1201
10 218
leaf removal
tlf59263
04-15-2014 10:00 PM
04-18-2014 03:59 PM
by stevef1201
6 181
Pay per click advertising
roostertail
02-12-2014 07:26 PM
04-17-2014 07:11 PM
by yardrate
10 610
Accepting credit cards,...
Darksteel
03-17-2014 08:01 PM
04-16-2014 01:02 PM
by jymie
15 732
Trimec
acrajchel
04-15-2014 08:24 PM
04-16-2014 11:10 AM
by Steve
3 112
Gopher Forum Discount!
BlackRain75
04-12-2014 10:44 PM
04-16-2014 10:50 AM
by Steve
9 279
hello
NFrailey
04-15-2014 01:39 PM
04-16-2014 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 100
Pricing a Mulch Job
dmcalpi
04-07-2014 02:16 PM
04-16-2014 09:40 AM
by jymie
21 626
google earth
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 03:24 PM
04-16-2014 09:36 AM
by jymie
8 237
There has to be an...
CDLAWNCARE
04-14-2014 12:59 PM
04-15-2014 04:06 PM
by Dan Tanner
6 178
First Day Back!
BelleCityLawn1
04-09-2014 09:13 PM
04-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
11 314
Mow America
stevegredler
04-13-2014 01:02 PM
04-14-2014 09:53 PM
by kslawn
5 214
Power Broom
acrajchel
04-14-2014 07:46 AM
04-14-2014 12:47 PM
by CDLAWNCARE
2 109
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
04-14-2014 11:34 AM
by Steve
1,176 285,735
Equipment reviews
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-09-2014 07:17 AM
04-14-2014 11:27 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
13 459
Sulky and Turf Tracer
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:44 PM
04-14-2014 10:51 AM
by Steve
8 366
Aerating Prices?
Dan Tanner
04-08-2014 03:16 PM
04-14-2014 10:31 AM
by Steve
13 456
Estimating help
acrajchel
04-11-2014 06:06 PM
04-14-2014 10:20 AM
by Steve
3 182
Need help bidding church...
GreenRidge Lawn&Landscape
04-07-2014 08:01 PM
04-14-2014 09:49 AM
by Steve
12 434
Hello all
Griff20114
04-12-2014 05:08 PM
04-14-2014 09:46 AM
by Steve
1 123
Step by Step Spring Lawn...
WarriorLawnscaping
04-10-2014 07:01 AM
04-14-2014 09:43 AM
by Steve
5 259
Jeff Cowden
jcowden
04-11-2014 07:27 PM
04-14-2014 09:39 AM
by Steve
1 114
Exmark Commercial 30...
Dan Tanner
04-11-2014 05:35 AM
04-14-2014 09:37 AM
by Steve
4 204
What Was Your Setup When...
superrman77
02-11-2014 10:53 AM
04-14-2014 08:04 AM
by acrajchel
21 1,606
Small guy time to get a...
googus
04-08-2014 08:16 AM
04-13-2014 07:18 PM
by A. Kulak Landscaping
9 336
Weekly vs. Bi-weekly
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 01:48 PM
04-13-2014 06:03 PM
by kslawn
9 348
Weed ID help
TwinBrosLC
04-12-2014 10:39 AM
04-13-2014 07:40 AM
by stevef1201
4 173
Lexington, KY
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:06 PM
04-11-2014 09:49 PM
by acrajchel
1 147
Food Plot Management
BlackRain75
04-11-2014 10:20 AM
04-11-2014 03:51 PM
by Steve
4 144
Estimating a job
acrajchel
04-08-2014 11:07 AM
04-11-2014 03:32 PM
by Steve
6 320
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:37 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:37 AM.

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