Uncle Joe and Aunt Audra thrilled the four oldest with this 2011 rider. They purchased a new trailer and added a 3/4" painted plywood reinforcing layer. This combo brought poor Kellen (the inexperienced and under-resourced business mechanic) out of despair over two broken down riders.
After paying Perry the neighbor $100 to get the mower running, the boys teamed up to get an oil change done. After this, I came home from work to see Kellen driving a load of grass home (pictured below). We purchased this mower last July for this purpose for $300, it is finally running well, besides smoking a little. It starts easily and runs quietly. They have already earned over $600 in mowing funds from five yards, purchased a DeWalt electric weed eater and two 6AH batteries, a $100 trailer, and are considering other expansion/equipment options. All four of the oldest kids mow and are keeping records of income and expenses. It is exciting to see their skills forming and funds flowing!
What to do when an 8 and 10 year old want to do a lawn business? Perhaps they can push a mower everywhere, but where do the clippings go? This '90's Honda garden tractor with hydrostatic drive may be just the thing. It starts and drives like a Cadillac but needs a mower belt drive clutch plate. Combine this with a small dumping utility trailer to produce a push mower + weed eater + clippings carrying + passengers mowing business.
At the community wide garage sale, we heard that the other lawn guy just quit, and there's a need.
Josh: Founder, father