A recent report from a radio station in Wisconsin noted that a teenager in the La Crosse area has won the right to take his used tractor to lots owned by the city.
According to WTAQ, Marty Walleser, who is a junior at the city's Central High School, went against around 12 professional lawn care companies and won a contract to tend to 34 lots owned by the municipality during the summer. The 17-year-old's bid was $538 for each lot, which was as much as $1,500 less than was quoted by others up for the contract.
"The teen is doing it all by himself, with equipment and gas as his only overhead. He says the moneys great, and he likes being outside," the radio station said.
Walleser is using his own equipment in taking care of the city lots, and his arsenal includes a used tractor, some trimmers and a trailer.
Walleser isn't the only teen in the country working to make some money with his lawn expertise. A recent story from the Community Press in Ohio featured the efforts of Barret Weckel, another 17-year-old who has made used tractors part of how he makes money. The young man runs his own landscaping company, which includes a number of his friends as employees.