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Copper_Creek_Cuts

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Just curious to see how many folks started off with a residential grade mower whenever they started their company. I know I have, and I don't regret it as it helped me figure out if this was really a career for me without the high risk of a large balance due.

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No. I started on a commercial mower. It was a SCAG Turf Tiger 2.
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firefighter6372 wrote:No. I started on a commercial mower. It was a SCAG Turf Tiger 2.


Wow, I am impressed. I never would have had the guts (nor the financial resources) to start off with an $11k mower (assuming it was new, could be wrong).

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I started with a Hustler SD Raptor 48", which is rated commercial, but it is more than likely on the very low end of the commercial line. I'm pleased with my decision, but I think like many other people, I went at it as inexpensively as I could without sacrificing too much on quality.
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That's pretty much the thought process I had. I think the Big Dog Alpha MP (the equivalent to your Raptor SD) was something like $1,200 more than the Alpha, so I decided to stay cheap for now.

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I just started my business this year with a new 50" troybilt super bronco and troybilt walk behind 28"
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Congrats on the start! How are things going so far?

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Hey copper creek, how do you like Big Dog? When I narrowed down my final choices, that was one of the last 3. I ended up with the Hustler & I've been very pleased. But no doubt the big dog seems to be a really good machine.
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Yes I did with a Arien lawn tractor with 20hp. and a 2006 ford 150. I had ramps too load the lawn tractor on and five clients. It got dangerous one day when the lawn tractor almost rolled on top of me trying to unload it. I bit the bullet and bought a 5x10 opean trailer. Got a PAS trimmer/Edger kit and a SMR-225 timmer. That was two years ago. Now I have 36 clients and just today I bought my frist zero turn it's Jacobsen RZT 2550 25hp. with a side chute on it. Now I have to learn how to use it.
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That's awesome Daddyo! It's easier than than riding a bike. Best of luck.
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I started with a Gravely ZTHD 52", while technically a residential, it was the previous year a commercial grade mower. The push mower I have is definitely a residential and I am hating every day I get to the grass before the dew dries, that I bought the stupid thing. Looking for a honda HTX, or HRC.

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Yes sir, I started out with a residential push mower and didn't mind it all all because I new once I get my business rolling I would upgrade to something better. It was a struggle in the beginning but I I got through it.
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Yeah i started with a toro home owner personal pace mower. I used that till i saved enough money and got a Toro commercial walk behind and Echo Trimmers. That said save up for your equipment.find a good dealer.
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Yeah i started with a toro home owner personal pace mower. I used that till i saved enough money and got a Toro commercial walk behind and Echo Trimmers. That said save up for your equipment.find a good dealer.
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I started off with a riding mower it was a John Deere 48 inch cut from the Lowe's department store and A Troy built weedeater lol. Now I own two commercial Toro Z masters 52 and a 60. Two red max weedeaters and two backpack blowers. It takes a while to build but overtime The outcome is awesome!!!
 
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