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ngant17

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Yeah, didn't get the big mowers (32in Ferrris Hydrocut and 48in Scag walk behind) until a few years later. I recently bought a 60v electric push mower to reduce my carbon footprint. But with 21in mowers, you can only mow residential for a few accounts at a time.

Don't do commercial as it's not cost effective for me yet. Try comparing one 5-acre lot with twenty 1/4-acre residentials. You should be at least 20x the profit to break even on a commerical lot of that size. Plus more wear and tear on the hydraulic pumps.
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I started with a commercial grade Scag walk behind. Since then I have moved onto an Exmark Radius. You might as well start with something that is going to last than have to upgrade at a later date.
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yes, i started 4 years ago with a bolens 5hp mower i got for free from my neighbor, it was the kind with no bag and it only ejected grass out the one side, it was acctually an okay mower till i blew it up lol i then bought a craftsman push mower then made a deal with my other neighbor to cut a tree down in exchange for his back up walk behind mower. now however i own 3 mowers. one worldlawn 36, and 2 craftsman pro walk behinds.
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Almost every company in my area uses disposable 20"/21" mowers here, mixed with professional walk/stand and/or pro rider mowers. If you buy a pallet of 20" mowers you often can get an excellent price. I have a friend who does snow and he buys 6 Honda tracked 9 HP residential snow blowers at less than 50% of MSRP, then sells them off every spring at a profit!
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I started out with an old 33in troybilt, then I upgraded to a craftsmen zero turn. Boy that was a bad decision haha
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I started off with a Dixie chopper 60”
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I still use a residential areins zoom 40in I do have plans for switching over but so far this thing handles anything I have thrown at it.

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We started with a 21” Toro srs a old echo hand held blower and trimmer. Packed everything in the trunk of a 2000 Buick Regal. Now we have a 36” Toro walk behind and 48” Toro grandstand.
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I started off with a Dixie Chopper 60”
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We started with a MTD push mower 21" a trimmer i think homelite and a weedeater Blower green that thing was awesome

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We Started our with a higher end residential/ commercial mower and still run it today. It made us a lot of money and continues to do so today.

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We started out with a Toro 21” srs mower
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I started off by using my Grandfather's old Lawn Boy Commercials 21" push mower. Then, as I got some bigger lawms, Dad loaned me his Simplicity Prestige 50" rider. It did a great job and helped me build up more customers. The first mower that I bought on my own was a residential Cub Cadet Z force SZ 48".
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I was lucky enough I bought my business from my Father and Uncle that had started it. So I bought it with 2 commercial snapper 21s and edger and weedeaters and everything that came with it was commercial equitment. Than it just took off from there. Knowing that I was going to grow the business I would have stuck with all commercial equitment though. My equitment grew as my business grew with lawns and financially

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