What type of lawnmower will I need?
My mom pays $50 weekly(if not every other week) for our local landscaping company to cut our grass. I think I could make this a win-win situation for us. I'm considering buying a lawnmower for us. Then weekly(or every other week) I'll charge her $40 for cutting the lawn, and I'll do it myself. The only thing I'm worried about is the size of our lawn. If we're being charged $50 to cut the grass you might be able to imagine how big it is. We own about an acre of land, so I'm guessing that I'll be cutting 5/8 of an acre. So my questions are: What are some good lawnmower brands? How wide a blade? How much will gas cost me? Will $40 be enough weekly to pay off the lawnmower and gas AND make a profit? Or should I keep it at $50? well im young, need money, and saving my mom $10 a week. that's why
Asked By: mary j - 9/8/2009
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This is a tough one, and I'm afraid I can't give you the cut and dry answer you want...I'm just going to give you more things to think about. How much time can you devote to mowing the lawn? A $150 push mower will mow 5/8 of an acre...it just might take you all day. A $900+ish rider will do it in an hour or so...... More
Answered By: mrthreee - 9/8/2009
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Good mowers are Craftsman, Snapper, Toro, Honda and others Common blade size is 19 or 21 inch. The cost of gas will vary from year to year. $40 should be enough to pay for gas and make payment on a good mower, but why on earth would you be looking to "profit" from mowing your moms' grass!!?? Shame on you!!
Answered By: catman - 9/8/2009
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