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post #1 of 15 Old 10-20-2013, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Anybody interested in lawn care?

Personally, lawn care is one of my favorite things to do. I use Honda mowers and Echo handheld equipment. It is slower now, with it being near November (though it is picking up now compared to a few weeks ago when it hadn't rained in a long time), but in the summer I was doing 25-30 lawns a week...with my trusty Honda HRX. Any of you really interested in lawn mowing? Here is my equipment. Anyone?

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Are you going to expand your business to include snow removal?
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Personally, lawn care is one of my favorite things to do. I use Honda mowers and Echo handheld equipment. It is slower now, with it being near November (though it is picking up now compared to a few weeks ago when it hadn't rained in a long time), but in the summer I was doing 25-30 lawns a week...with my trusty Honda HRX. Any of you really interested in lawn mowing? Here is my equipment. Anyone?

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I prefer garden tilling myself. Don't feel I need to be tied down as with mowing. At one time I had SEVEN Troy Bilt Horse tillers, two Ponys, and 5 Mantis tillers. Busy as all get out in the spring and then maybe a few fall jobs.Summers off. I retired from the education field after 25 years. Sold all my tillers except for one Pony and a couple of Mantis tillers. Am considering getting back in to doing a little of it come next spring if the LORD gives me good health. Will ONLY be re-tilling existing gardens and flower bed prep.

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I technically do now, but last year with the lack of snow I only had 2 real customers, and a few I did for "good deeds". This year I already have 3 set up, and I will be putting my yard sign out soon for more advertising. That's why I need a backup snowblower--I can't afford any downtime, especially with snow where it doesn't come as much as the grass grows.

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i have a craftsman gas leaf blower / vac
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I have a few pieces of "warm weather" equipment I got this year. My first one is a Js60H which I repowered using a predator engine. I love it only wish it was self propelled. Then I bought a lot of 4 dead mowers. 2 so far are running. one was a Js 46 which has electric start and self propelled. Only problem it had was a blown head gasket. 2nd one that came in the lot was a Jx75 commercial mower. Only problem was the carb was leaking gas into the engine. I believe I fixed the problem but if worse comes to worse have to get a new carb for it since the seat is built right into it. I also picked up a Troybuilt horse that seems to have a small leak but that is a "winter" fixer for this spring. I also just got a Econo horse With no engine. I had to take an engine from one of my snowblowers and Put it on the frame since its a duel shaft. So far its a work in progress getting everything to match up. I also have a featherlight weedeater. That seems to be all the ones I can think of other than the machines that are not currently running.

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I prefer garden tilling myself. Don't feel I need to be tied down as with mowing. At one time I had SEVEN Troy Bilt Horse tillers, two Ponys, and 5 Mantis tillers. Busy as all get out in the spring and then maybe a few fall jobs.Summers off. I retired from the education field after 25 years. Sold all my tillers except for one Pony and a couple of Mantis tillers. Am considering getting back in to doing a little of it come next spring if the LORD gives me good health. Will ONLY be re-tilling existing gardens and flower bed prep.
Bought a couple more Mantis tillers in non-running condition. One needed a fuel line to bring it back to life and the other one needed a good carb cleaning. Both of themare running really well now. Reckon I'll hold on to them till spring then run 'em on craigslist.

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Mentioned in a previous post that we are about to become responsible for more than just our yard and drive as GF's parents and relatives are getting older. Very curious on input for replacing yard stuff. I feel good about new mower and snowblower making it, but interested in input for blower and trimmer. I have loved my Stihl chainsaw I bought a year ago and got a great deal. I noticed you mentioned all the ECHO products you run as well. Not trying to start a competition or highjack this thread but curious what folks advice would be or thoughts.

I know I have been lucky as my TroyBilt weed eater has lasted 7 years and done nothing to it. Also, purchased a Leaf Hog blower/sucker 5 years ago that has the aluminum chopper blade for leaves, twigs and acorns, but both do need to be replaced. Honestly gas powered is the way to go in my opinion. Any thoughts shared are appreciated. Thanks.
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Mentioned in a previous post that we are about to become responsible for more than just our yard and drive as GF's parents and relatives are getting older. Very curious on input for replacing yard stuff. I feel good about new mower and snowblower making it, but interested in input for blower and trimmer. I have loved my Stihl chainsaw I bought a year ago and got a great deal. I noticed you mentioned all the ECHO products you run as well. Not trying to start a competition or highjack this thread but curious what folks advice would be or thoughts.

I know I have been lucky as my TroyBilt weed eater has lasted 7 years and done nothing to it. Also, purchased a Leaf Hog blower/sucker 5 years ago that has the aluminum chopper blade for leaves, twigs and acorns, but both do need to be replaced. Honestly gas powered is the way to go in my opinion. Any thoughts shared are appreciated. Thanks.
Now I feel at home! My personal preference is Echo equipment, because I have great experience with them (I have a 27 year old Echo trimmer that is still running). But that being said, Stihl is great, too. There have been some long discussions on other forums about that! If you are using it for residential use, I would go with an Echo, because I have heard some people aren't fans of the Stihl residential line. But that being said, I'm sure others love it. Around here, it is maybe 50-50 or 60-40 with Echo vs. Stihl with the professionals, so you will make out good either way. If you want any opinions on specific Echo stuff...let me know!

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GRASS IS BORING!! IN MY YARD THE ONLY THING THAT GREW WERE THE WEEDS. THAT AND I HATE MOWING. BECAUSE IN THE CITY YOU CAN NOT DO IT AT NIGHT. SO I DUG UP THE GRASS AND TURNED INTO A URBAN FARM. DONATE THE OVERSTOCK TO THE FOOD SHELVES..
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