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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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As a matter of personal preference, I will not consider using a push mower that does not have large rear wheels. Large rear wheels help with turning the mower. They are also less affected by divots in the ground than can cause scalping with a lawn mower using small wheels all around.

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I have a Toro Personal Pace mower with regular wheels. Does anyone know if I could put big wheels on it?
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I have a Toro Personal Pace mower with regular wheels. Does anyone know if I could put big wheels on it?
I am sure you could, but it might require a little fabrication if you can't lower the deck enough to compensate for it.
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I have a Toro Personal Pace mower with regular wheels. Does anyone know if I could put big wheels on it?
I am sure you probably can. You would likely have to buy the brackets to go with the bigger wheels. I would check with the dealer, about exactly what would need to be done to convert it. I think it is possible it may even require a handle change due to the way the handles mount. Like I said, check with the dealer since they would have the parts list for your specific model and could compare it to whatever you want and tell you if its possible or feasible to convert it.

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Here's my mower. 21 inch Cast Iron made, commercial push mower, with oil filter approx $1000.

I bought a mulching plug so I don't have to always bag all the time. Best $20 I've ever spent.

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IF you want to get a lawn done fast get a self-propell. . a self-propell will save alot on your body, the lawn mower does the work(plus you will get the lawn done faster because your not tired from pushing the lawn mower all day). . .I would recommend a TORO Personal Pace, These are Rear wheel drive and depending if you buy a low end or a high end one they come with a 3 year or a 5 year warrenty. . . id stay away from the front wheel drive, i never did like them and the wheels are usully spinning all the time , which sucks for when your trying to turn or lift the mower to go over something. . .

low end toro with personal pace is $399 and higher end ones are around $550

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IF you want to get a lawn done fast get a self-propell. . a self-propell will save alot on your body, the lawn mower does the work(plus you will get the lawn done faster because your not tired from pushing the lawn mower all day). . .I would recommend a TORO Personal Pace, These are Rear wheel drive and depending if you buy a low end or a high end one they come with a 3 year or a 5 year warrenty. . . id stay away from the front wheel drive, i never did like them and the wheels are usully spinning all the time , which sucks for when your trying to turn or lift the mower to go over something. . .

low end toro with personal pace is $399 and higher end ones are around $550

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It's possible to buy the homeowner model and with a bit of effort you can return it every few days for a new one. lol


After a few lawns it'd bog out - so I returned it for the same one about 7 times. <**- Not joking. I've got my 8th one in the garage collecting dust right now with the store tags on it... LOL

The sad part is, they aren't built properly by the staff at any of the box stores. So you could have things on backwards for all you know. I got one without anything stopping the cord from being sucked into the damn engine.


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So stick with a homeowner one to start, replace it as much as possible. Then buy a $1500 machine that wont make you pull your hair out.
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It's possible to buy the homeowner model and with a bit of effort you can return it every few days for a new one. lol


After a few lawns it'd bog out - so I returned it for the same one about 7 times. <**- Not joking. I've got my 8th one in the garage collecting dust right now with the store tags on it... LOL

The sad part is, they aren't built properly by the staff at any of the box stores. So you could have things on backwards for all you know. I got one without anything stopping the cord from being sucked into the damn engine.


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So stick with a homeowner one to start, replace it as much as possible. Then buy a $1500 machine that wont make you pull your hair out.
What push mower are you using? I like am looking at buying an eXmark or Toro.
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I love my exmark I wouldnt buy anything else. For just starting out buy what you think will work for you. Every person will have there own thing about everthing. Right now I have 3 exmark and they do a great job for me. This is my first year in doing this and I have 50 yards a week and the exmark is taking everthing a can throw at it. The commercial 21 x series is what I have and Love it. But it's going to be out of your price right now.
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