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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 05-16-2007, 07:34 PM
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Which riding mower should I start out with? I have a $1,500 budget for the mower. Suggestions greatly appreciated.
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find an old bobcat walk behind. easy to fix and they make your money back quick.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:41 PM
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If you are just starting out why not go cheap, and get a craftsman. Everybody has to start at the bottom to work their way up to the top
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As my first mower I got a reconditioned TORO with a bagger. I still use it when customers want their grassed bagged up. It has paid for it's self twice in less than two months.
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Thanks, guys for the feedback. Here's a list items I purchased this week to get started.
5X10 trailer
Craftsman DYS 4500 B/S Intek V twin engine hydrostatic tranny 42" deck
Toro Pacer mower
Echo straight shaft trimmer
Echo edger
Echo blower

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Sounds Great!

What did you name your business? What are your marketing plans?

What is going to be your angle to stand out from others?
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Would anyone else like to add what their first mower was?
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First mower was a 21" MTD...absolute garbage. Still have it as a backup, but just replaced it with a 22" Toro Recycler self-propelled.
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My first mower was a 21" snapper. inherited it from my grandpa. Think its from the 90s. Still use it for bagging.
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