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Post by jdgreen on Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:30 pm

When starting a lawn car business what size and how much equipment should someone start with?

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Re: What kind and size of equipment to start with?

Post by Admin on Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:46 pm

jdgreen wrote:When starting a lawn car business what size and how much equipment should someone start with?


I think what size and how much equipment would depend on a number of factors. I think you have to ask yourself how big you're intending the business to be, what kind of client list are you going to try and maintain. The Lawn care business is a very unpredictable business, a gamble at best. The one thing an individual needs to remember when starting his business is overhead.
Personally right now is not a good time for one to think about starting a Lawn care business with gas prices the way they are and probably going higher. One good point about starting now would be you can buy some good equipment Cheap with the present businesses going under.

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Post by lawn mower fanatic on Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:21 pm

As "Admin" said, it depends on what you are doing. If you are doing small residential yards you might only need a push mower but for large commercial properties you need some larger mower (whether it be a ZTR, stander, etc.). You will also need a blower (handheld is OK if you are just blowing grass out of the street), and a weedwacker. Then once you get established more you can get more equipment, like an edger, larger mower, backpack blower, etc.

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Re: What kind and size of equipment to start with?

Post by lorencarls on Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:41 am

The following tips can help you start a lawn care business:
- Test your physical skills and abilities because you have to work in all weather conditions.
- Provide seasonal services like fertilizing and winterizing
- Purchase the necessary equipment
- Know your budget. Decide before how much you would be charging your customers.

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