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Help deciding on some tools

Discussion in 'Tools And Equipment' started by newtothis, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. newtothis

    newtothis Apprentice Gardener

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    I have decided to open up a business doing garden tidy ups.
    Starting from scratch I was wondering if people could point me in the right direction as to where is best to buy all the tools I need.
    Ive been looking on wickes and am interested in buying the tools below could anybody see any problems with what I am purchasing or do you think all should be suitable, for example lawnmower suietable size ect, thanks in advance.

    Webb WER400 Petrol Self Propelled Lawnmower | Wickes.co.uk

    Webb BC33 Brush Cutter 33CC | Wickes.co.uk

    Mcculloch Superlite 452B Petrol Hedge Cutter | Wickes.co.uk

    Webb 26CC Garden Blow & Vac | Wickes.co.uk
     
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    Hello.
    Tell us a bit more about what you are planning to do then members can perhaps suggest some help.
    Do you work at the moment and are thinking of a change in jobs?
     
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    Hi @newtothis and Welcome to GC.. I did a similar job for many years and I would have said those were excellent start up.. I would also include a petrol strimmer, a Silkey saw for small tree branches, telescopic loppers and shears.. As well as the obvious digging equipment and a broom.. Wish you good luckin your venture too..
     
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    newtothis Apprentice Gardener

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    Just general garden tidy ups , I work as a window cleaner and have had a lot of customers asking if I know any one to do there gardens this year so thought maybe it could be a good idea.
     
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      Thanks mate there is a strimmer on there the brush cutter.
      Would that be suitable you think??
       
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      Might be worth trying commercial suppliers . Mid season deals to be had or group things together for a discount.
      I would add a good brush to the list,good leaf rake,leaf grabbers all saving your back muscles.
       
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      What’s your budget?
      Have you a local Stihl dealership in your area?
      If you are taking rubbish away you need a waste carriers licence which is free for lower tier. If you remove soil , fence panels, stones or anything not green wood related you need the higher tier which is chargeable.
      If you are going to continue to clean windows and merge a garden maintenance round into it you want good tools that do the job nice and quick and are reliable. No good getting bogged down and running behind.
      You could go the Stihl Kombi way, power head, hedge cutter attachment, strimmer head/brush cutter, blower attachment.
      It just depends on your budget really and how much you want to take on to start with.
       
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