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Just bought my summer money maker

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by macgyver, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. Feb 25, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    macgyver

    macgyver [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up a walk-behind mower for mowing yards this summer.

    Its a Snapper Pro 36" walk-behind fixed deck. Not sure how many hours are on it but it seems to have really low hours and is in really great shape. I bought it from a guy off of craigslist for $1k.

    So far I have about 10 yards to mow this summer in my subdivision so I needed something to save me time and my legs. My number of lawns seems to keep getting bigger as neighbors are referring me to other neighbors.

    mower 001.jpg
     
  2. Feb 25, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    Thats the plan. I sharpen the blades quite frequently on my push mower so I'm used to that. My neighbor growing up owned a landscape company so I grew up around commercial mowers and always wanted one. Now at almost 25, I finally bought one.
     
  3. Feb 25, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    I pushed a mower around the neighborhood from 10 - 15 yo, if I remember right it was not even self propelled! it was good cash then, how much you get for an average size lawn now?
     
  4. Feb 25, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    I usually charge $75 a month. Which is a steal. But the only reason I do that is because its in my subdivision so I don't have any transportation costs.

    I used to cut yards when I was a kid too with a push mower lol.
     
  5. Feb 25, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    I bought my first car when I was 15 off of money I made mowing grass for several years. I still enjoy mowing my own lawn.
     
  6. Mar 25, 2010 at 12:38 AM
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    My mom has done landscape maintenance for as long as I can remember. Ever since I was about 12 i've helped her mow lawns in the summer. Now I do my own jobs but Ive switched to backhoes, brush mowers, and chainsaws. I still help her once in a while with the bigger ones she does also for a little extra money.
     
  7. Mar 25, 2010 at 6:53 AM
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    I also picked up one of these yesterday for some of the lawns I bag. Its an accelerator all aluminum catcher. set me back about $380 but definately worth it due to how lightweight it is.


    This is a picture off their website, not my actual mower, but just like it. My grass catcher looks brand new obviously. Extremely lightweight and holds a lot of grass.

    I'm considering buying a sulky as well but I think I can wait around for a good deal on a used one.

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