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Beginner Mistakes: Homeowner Machines


Starting a lawn care business.

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Beginner Mistakes from our friend Jim of promower.net

Here are some things beginners often get wrong:

Homeowner Machines: Most of us start with machines designed for homeowners. Thatís fine, but buying more of the same when the first set blows up (count on it) is a major mistake. To name just two of many problems, these machines are hopelessly slow and commercial use will probably void the warranty. Shift to commercial machines as soon as you can.
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Do you feel that they were good to get you started? Or if you were to do it all over again would you just have skipped that step?
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i started with a lawn machine push mower :blush: i used it for my first season but i only had 10 customers. secound season i started using a lesco 36 walk behind. i was in heaven and production boomed. geting out of home owner brand is a must. i see z turns at home depot and their junk i dotn recommend them to anyone. since i gained a lot more clients i now use 2 wright sentar sport 52 in, a lsco 48' and 36' and last season i just bought an exmark 62 lazerZ xs. the exmark is by far the best mower ive ever been on. i love it. it cuts at amazing speeds and the quality is to perfection! anyone looking twords a zturn i recommend the exmark. never had a problem with it yet. oh yea and the wrights are in the shop every other week
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