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dmkosko
09-09-2009, 11:33 AM
What should be on a company that is starting out's priority list? Right now we have an old mower, old weed whacker, and a leaf blower. I am looking for input from experienced landscapers. Thanks for the help

Dodge2
09-09-2009, 04:57 PM
Depends on what you mean by old, ( I have a lawn mower that I use and its from 1961) and it still runs great so I see no point to replace it. You should only replace equipment when you need to( too much down time, high hourly cost, or its at the end of its servicable life). So if there all that, then the order in my veiw is the same way you listed them, mower( you can't cut grass without a mower), grass trimmer ( makes the job look a lot better), and finally a blower ( because you could always use a broom or rake).

mowerbrad
09-09-2009, 06:34 PM
^^^^exactly, you need to replace equipment in the order of which one has the most down time.

Dodge2
09-09-2009, 06:48 PM
And not just for the lastest and greatest model.

TreeClimber57
09-09-2009, 07:32 PM
What is causing the most grief, or doesn't work?

If they all work well.. then look at a couple of things.. is there anything else you could add to your equipment and become more productive.. If not then is there any of the mentioned equipment that you could upgrade to add productivity (faster, bigger, whatever).. if they all work then look where you can make gains and hopefully additional profit.

dmkosko
09-09-2009, 07:45 PM
thanks for the help guys!

tinman
09-12-2009, 06:59 PM
1. dependable truck to get equipment to jobs
2. dependable mower
3.weed trimmer
4 blowers
5. backups from top of list

NorthTXlawnguy
09-17-2009, 07:40 PM
liability insurance

Triple D
09-17-2009, 10:47 PM
liability insurance

Great advice on the insurance. Yes you will need more reliable equipment as time goes on. And the easiest way to get it is to do Quality work from day one.

STIHL GUY
09-18-2009, 11:26 PM
i would go with a mower, then trimmer and blower