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Supper Grassy
03-15-2009, 04:41 PM
So what is everyone planning to buy this season?

DillonsLawnCare
03-15-2009, 04:45 PM
For me:

-6x12 Trailer
-Leaf Loader
-Hedge Trimmer
-Another Redmax EBZ-7100
-Possibly a 36'' walk-behind
-Grass catchers for walk-behinds

2brothersyardcare
03-15-2009, 05:16 PM
walk behind, new truck/plow, trimmer, bp, and a hand held blower

ambersLawnmowing
03-15-2009, 05:45 PM
I bought alot fo un-needed items this winter, so no i am waiting until july for my

Lesco SL80A Stander.
Side and rear ramped open trailer.. Will Be my First ever NEW trailer...
Dump insert for truck.

Big C
03-15-2009, 05:49 PM
Added an Echo hc-150 hedge trimmer

STIHL GUY
03-15-2009, 05:53 PM
just painting the trailer. no new equipment this year

Lux Lawn
03-15-2009, 05:57 PM
All I need is some small stuff, trimmers push mower (lawnboy) and maybe the Echo bed shaper.

billslawn89
03-15-2009, 06:14 PM
i just purchased a stihl ht100 pole pruner, next on my list will be the stihl hl45 extended reach hedge trimmer

Drew Gemma
03-15-2009, 06:17 PM
another 21 snapper
Another pas trimmer
then either a turf tiger or another walker

ambersLawnmowing
03-15-2009, 06:25 PM
All I need is some small stuff, trimmers push mower (lawnboy) and maybe the Echo bed shaper.

You will love the Echo bed shaper... But LawnBoy???? LOL j/P

vinny69
03-15-2009, 06:42 PM
A new walker GHS

SNAPPER MAN
03-15-2009, 06:58 PM
Hopefully nothing. Maybe, and a big maybe a bigger trailer but that prolly won't happen. Just pay off some bills and work towards paying off my truck. The price of new mowers is out of sight so when I buy another I will prolly be sticking with wb's.

Jusmowin
03-15-2009, 07:03 PM
A used 36 stander and about 10 GOOD customers would be real nice!

Woody82986
03-15-2009, 07:18 PM
An extended reach hedge trimmer, maybe a tandem axle trailer if I find a good deal on one.

MileHigh
03-15-2009, 07:22 PM
Im sick of renting aerators.

I'm going to buy an aerator, power rake, another ebz8001, two two wheeler sulkies, desperate need of a new hedge trimmer, and hopefully a pair of accelerator baggers.

just bought the power rake used.

davis45
03-15-2009, 07:29 PM
money to my checking and savings accounts.

Jusmowin
03-15-2009, 07:44 PM
A used 36 stander and about 10 GOOD customers would be real nice!

mowerbrad
03-15-2009, 07:54 PM
If everything goes well...a 60" Dixie Chopper classic, 7x16 haulmark enclosed, hedge trimmer, and possibly a stihl kombi unit.

DRBLawnBuster
03-15-2009, 08:02 PM
Hopefully sthil Br-600 back pack blower and a stihl FS-100 trimmer. Im tried of my under powered echo hand held blower and my srm-210 i need more power !!!

1wezil
03-15-2009, 08:09 PM
A new used trailer 28ft and a new used truck to pull the trailer . 1 or 2 trimmers and a back pack blower & maybe a new edger.

ponyboy
03-15-2009, 08:10 PM
a mini skid steer with augar attachment
6 husky back packs
4 kawi weed wackers
4 kawi hedge trimmers
1 sthil chain saw
6 edging shovels
tarps and rakes
boght all already now looking for good wheel barrows home depots didnt last a year

DRBLawnBuster
03-15-2009, 08:14 PM
DAM you bought alot all ready do you guys usually but it before the season starts or buy it through out the season when you have money coming in and what not.

ponyboy
03-15-2009, 08:18 PM
have the money it was a good winter, i hate to say it if you have the money you can get great deals now, i paid $430 for the husky back packs they are the same as the redmax 8000s they usually go for $520 around here

jsw2008
03-15-2009, 08:19 PM
I spent $10K on equipment last year. Nothing for me this year, I'm all set. All extra money is going in my pocket this year.

jaybow
03-15-2009, 08:21 PM
You will love the Echo bed shaper... But LawnBoy???? LOL j/P

The residential Lawnboys are good mowers. Ive used one for a couple years and had no problems with it. The deck on them is more rigid than most.

ponyboy
03-15-2009, 08:22 PM
i always seem to spend at leat 10 grand a year actually more because i bought 2 trucks this winter and last year a box truck you have to spend it to make it

Sweet Tater
03-15-2009, 08:23 PM
Bought everything new last year, all I can think of is maybe a new shovel,hoe and rake

jaybow
03-15-2009, 08:25 PM
Im sick of renting aerators.

I'm going to buy an aerator, power rake, another ebz8001, two two wheeler sulkies, desperate need of a new hedge trimmer, and hopefully a pair of accelerator baggers.

just bought the power rake used.

I just bought the Bluebird 742 model aerator should be great for some of the bigger yards.. The sad thing is I have 2 more aerators to pickup tommorow I got as a package deal that I thought fell through before I bought the 742..

jaybow
03-15-2009, 08:27 PM
i always seem to spend at leat 10 grand a year actually more because i bought 2 trucks this winter and last year a box truck you have to spend it to make it

Hopefully we can come to a place where we are established enough to keep most of our profit instead of always buying more.

ponyboy
03-15-2009, 08:32 PM
yeah you are correct we been around since 1986 in the last 5 years all new trucks and equipment now i say i am done but if i get the opp for a job i will buy anything to do it as lond as i make money i hope i am done spending for a while i only want another plow as a back up. BTW it was a pain to get where i am now a lot of ups and downs i have seen a lot and know for those who do good work they will make it. i save alot i add alot and just upgraded it all when i got great deals

Cuttinitclose
03-15-2009, 09:09 PM
-Stihl FS 90R Trimmer
-Stihl SH 55 Blower/Vac
-Nescessities

luis@NJ
03-15-2009, 09:18 PM
things I will get this season for sure:

old 36" bobcat mower( will get next week!)
old 32" bobcat mower(free)
Fast Straps for Wb

Things I "might" get:
Echo 755 blower
Echo edger
More lawns(LOL)

deere615
03-15-2009, 09:22 PM
already added a dump trailer
want to get a 48 wright stander
echo trimmer
and hopefully a chevy 2500hd

DRBLawnBuster
03-15-2009, 09:25 PM
deere615 isnt your truck like brand new though you should went with a 2500 right from the start.

WeCare-LawnCare
03-15-2009, 09:32 PM
We hope to add a second crew. We plan to get a hand held blower, and replace one worn trimmer from the first truck.

ExtExc
03-15-2009, 09:47 PM
24" rims, a 52" TV, and loads of other unecessary materialistic debt. then i will be able to b**ch about how broke i am and how bad the economy is so i fit in. :):)

deere615
03-15-2009, 09:58 PM
deere615 isnt your truck like brand new though you should went with a 2500 right from the start.

I got my truck 2 years ago its an 03 with 136,000 on it. I did want a 3/4ton to begin with but this one was a good deal and has been great. But I want to add a second truck 3/4 or 1 ton srw (I will buy used) if I can keep it busy this way mine could be the backup plow truck, running around truck cause it would be better on gas.

HulkXD
03-15-2009, 11:21 PM
24" rims, a 52" TV, and loads of other unecessary materialistic debt. then i will be able to b**ch about how broke i am and how bad the economy is so i fit in. :):)


Don't forget about Leasing a BMW, buying a couch from Rentway, and getting a cash advance from Check 'N Go.:clapping:

DA Quality Lawn & YS
03-15-2009, 11:45 PM
No big items. Shurflo Battery bp sprayer, Stihl KM-90 or 110 with a few attachments, small 50 gal nurse tank, and a Lesco spreader (just bought, thanks Larry!)

Lawnut101
03-16-2009, 12:52 AM
I may need a 6+ by 14+ft trailer. Not sure yet. I may need a 36" WB, a new trimmer or two, a new blower, and maybe a little more snowplowing equipment later in the fall. But some of that remains to be seen.

Richard Martin
03-16-2009, 04:31 AM
Maybe a new edger. That's all I might need. Oh, and another truck in the fall. I almost forgot.

bohiaa
03-16-2009, 09:36 AM
I need a new tractor, was thinking of going with the bat wings.

John from Mass
03-16-2009, 11:21 AM
I've been adding good used equipment; lots of guys gettin' out here in Mass~~Great Dane surfer, a second trailer, Jet pack (echo), and some clients.
I also added a couple of "trailer" mowers to get banged around, and extra spreaders and a plastic wheel barrow for concrete; found a guy moving, and bought his entire shed contents.

I'm new here, and have to figure out how to put the eqpt list
Chevy 2500 diesel
Chevy gas dump
Great Dane surfer
Husky Bagging tractor (just in case)
Wheel horse mulching tractor
Honda, toro mulchers self propelled
A few cheapo push mowers
Mac trimmer
Push Vac
Echo jet pack
2 turtle doves
and a.........

Pietro
03-16-2009, 11:33 AM
Gasoline, 2 stroke oil and Diesel Fuel. Nothing else, PLEASE!









This is why we bought our machines new....they will be paid off this in 3 more payments, and we should be good. Maybe a new trimmer or something. but hey.....after spending 19K on 2 zero turns, 250-300 aint bad for a trimmer!

CGlisson
03-16-2009, 11:41 AM
- Paying the deductible for my passenger door to get fixed. (Silly young girls texting while they drive :hammerhead:)

- Kawasaki KRB750-B backpack blower (PURCHASED)

- Another Toro 21"

- enclosed 6x12 ?

- a house ?

John from Mass
03-16-2009, 11:53 AM
And some of us non-teens, like ME, just paid my dedictible for ME sliding into a large tree on glare ice that was lurking under my first pass on this hilly driveway~~~~yup $500...
And the tree was not concerned that I run a 2500 vs a lil truck~~~!! LOL!
Good luck!!
john from Mass (jaybee green)

Nick's Lawn Care
03-16-2009, 12:41 PM
Well...

- truck (F-250 or F-350)
- dump insert for the truck
- chipper
- More chainsaws
- New climbing gear
- Maybe a mini skid steer with a trailer...

metro36
03-16-2009, 05:47 PM
6x10 enclosed trailer loaded with racks (should be picking one up soon)
Jonsered 20'' chainsaw (If I take down some trees on the property)
Echo PAS 265 w/ pole saw and hedge trimmer attachments
Bear Cat chipper shredder (maybe???)

Already got a Shindy 802 blower for the season.

nobagger
03-16-2009, 07:11 PM
I didn't necessarily want to get some of these things but had to. 24ft enclosed trailer (wasn't planning on a new trailer), another stupid 21" Snapper, Echo bed re-difiner, replace some trimmers, bought a gently used 52" Gravely W/B with Pro Steer and that came with some customer's as well, that's why the bigger trailer. GOD I hope that's it for awhile. Even I'm starting to get tired of buying stuff!

grassman177
03-16-2009, 09:59 PM
we are looking to finally add a pnuematic tired fork lift and two storage containers to hold fert and who knows, we have grown too much to house all that fert inside the shope all the time!!!! this will be sweet, we could use the forks to move all that fert and mulch.

Lex Lawn
03-16-2009, 10:29 PM
16ft v-nose trailer, Toro Z580, Kawi trimmer and blower, and two employees

scagdude
03-16-2009, 11:28 PM
We added a new 6'4x12' trailer, a fs90r and a br550

turfbuilder
03-16-2009, 11:38 PM
Adding a new 6x12 trailer victory red to match my GMC truck
Brand new Great Dane Surfer 52inch deck with a 19hp Kawasaki
New Tanaka trimmer
Maybe a new Redmax blower
Hopefully some new customers

Turf:usflag:

Mimowerman
03-16-2009, 11:59 PM
80" x 12 dump trailer, billy goat leaf loader, 9'2" Boss Vxt, Unknown tailgate salt spreader,
2k worth of redmax handhelds , billygoat wb blower, and I'm looking for a newer oil burner.... GMC 2500 to drop some performance mods into .....hehe eat mustangs for b-fast lol:drinkup:

DaughtryLC
03-17-2009, 03:53 AM
A new ClamShell Bagger!!

mikeylikesit5805
03-17-2009, 01:43 PM
KM110 with the 135* hedge trimmer and hopefully some clients

theguynextdoor
03-17-2009, 02:19 PM
Picking up my new Walker tomorrow, 16-18 foot tandem axle open trailer next month, new STIHL trimmer in the next few weeks, 2 05-08 F350s by fall, 2 new Western plows....gonna be an expensive year but bringing in a lot too

ruffs
03-17-2009, 02:39 PM
dump bed , leaf loader, working for more acounts

LawnScapers of Dayton
03-17-2009, 06:07 PM
I bought a 36" Wright Stander.........and I think I am gonna buy an Echo Bed Redefiner

AA+ landscaping
03-17-2009, 10:47 PM
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I just added this Dodge 5500 dump truck to my fleet right before winter. I think that will be enough for me this year. But, I could use a 20' enclosed trailer, Toro's new Grandstand and a new eXmark Z.

HulkXD
03-18-2009, 02:45 AM
A Nintendo Wii and a Smith & Wesson M&P 15.

Allens LawnCare
03-18-2009, 07:44 AM
Echo PAS 265 with all the bells and whistles
JRCO Tine Rake
Leaf Loader (Waiting until August)

burge19
03-18-2009, 08:00 AM
I just picked up my new lazer z 60" yesterday w/ a bagger, i need a new trailer, blower stihl br600, and hedge trimmers

2brothersyardcare
03-18-2009, 05:42 PM
im adding
stihl br550
stihl fs90
scag 48 wb
truck

topsites
03-18-2009, 06:28 PM
I added:
A Lenovo netbook wifi ready.
A walk-behind, self-propelled, old and used stump grinder.

Lawn Enforcer
03-18-2009, 06:30 PM
I'm pretty much set on equipment, but I may need a skid steer or a plow truck for next winter. Just pay off what I can and I'll buy a 16' trailer if I get a sweet deal on one. Maybe a house if I can afford it.

aird208
03-18-2009, 06:35 PM
Just bought an aerator- Plugr 600

going to buy: Stihl stick edger, another stihl hedge trimmer, and another Exmark tthp

want to buy: Permagreen magnum

aahotard
03-18-2009, 07:33 PM
I'm adding:
Toro 21" Commercial
Possibly Stihl FS90 or 110

jaybow
03-18-2009, 10:56 PM
Just bought an aerator- Plugr 600

going to buy: Stihl stick edger, another stihl hedge trimmer, and another Exmark tthp

want to buy: Permagreen magnum

I am not familiar with the Plugr. What is the aeration width on that and how much does it run. I just bought a bluebird 742 with a 25" aeration width with the honda engine. And it was nearly $3000

jaybow
03-18-2009, 10:57 PM
I just picked up my new lazer z 60" yesterday w/ a bagger, i need a new trailer, blower stihl br600, and hedge trimmers

Sweet where is the pics.

Pitbullawns
03-18-2009, 11:03 PM
An Edger, Possibly a bigger mower and a bigger trailer.

BadRancher
03-19-2009, 12:02 AM
This will be my first year, I'll have a Exmark Metro 36, Stihl Blower, and aStihl trimmer with edger attachment

Mowbizz
03-19-2009, 01:16 AM
A Stihl Kombi attachment...power broom and eventually a hydro walk behind.

aird208
03-19-2009, 01:19 AM
I am not familiar with the Plugr. What is the aeration width on that and how much does it run. I just bought a bluebird 742 with a 25" aeration width with the honda engine. And it was nearly $3000

we actually just bought it on ebay used for right under 600, New they run around 3k. The aeration width is 30". We'll see how it works out.