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Well, so much for the gun budget. (I hope to at least make enough spare cash to have one of my kits built by the end of summer) It's a new Cub Cadet Commercial 52" gear drive walk-behind, I couldn't find anyone with a gear drive Scag 52 and even if I had, the price on this unit was unbeatable. The blower and trimmer are both Echo. The blower is a great unit, I've only owned one other since 1990, they're sturdy machines. Went with a wimpy trimmer 'cause the dealer didn't carry Stihl or Shindaiwa. It's fine for regular trimming associated with mowing but doesn't have the guts for farm use, it'll have to do until I can afford a $300+ unit. So far I'm really happy with all of them, that 17hp V-Twin Kawasaki is sweeeet, idles like a Harley. (probably shouldn't say that, it is a Jap product...)

Well. Lunch is way past over, gotta get back to work...
 

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Ya' know.....

I've seriously thought about getting into cutting grass for a living. This corporate BS is really for the birds most days. (Everyday!) I met a guy recently that does it for a living and left the PC BS corporate world behind.

It's either that or I'm going to start flipping cars over for resale soon. I've got too many skills and experience to be putting up with the crap I have too daily.

Nice toys, err uh, tools I mean :D
 

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Sang Run, you could get by with a smaller mower but that little set up I've got only ran $3500 including the standing sulky I need to go pick up. Don't even need a trailer, pair of ramps and a pickup truck! Flyers and business cards can be printed at home--or at least designed on your pc. It can be a nasty career, especially if you overload yourself but it's still freedom from the regular rat race. My personal "Hell" is route 33 between Lancaster and Columbus. They're working to improve it but I quit driving it years ago, well at least during rush hour. Don't miss it a bit. I prefer the landscape work but mowing is consistant money, never fails you'll pick up a client or two who's always home and pays cash. There's a really good V bulletin "Lawnsite" with plenty of valuable info. Not the greatest place to post but the search feature yields just about everything you would want or need to know. They even sell some business starter kits, I might order one just to keep everything in line. Years ago I made the mistake of bidding almost every job too low. Good for picking up customers, bad for the wallet.

I'll say this, once you get out and sell a couple of jobs the satisfaction is unparalled. After all these years I still get a big grin after loading up my truck and going to work at 10:00 am...or noon :)
 
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