View Full Version : What equip. would you buy 1st

09-18-2009, 01:03 AM
We had a good year doing pavers, and retaining walls. We rented a plate compactor, dump trailer, mini excavator, skidsteer to do these. We spent the most rent money on a dump trailer, then the compactor. Looking at trying to get some equipment for next year to avoid renting so much. So my question is what would you buy 1st, 2nd, etc. I'm thinking a dump trailer and plate compactor and then at some point add a mini excavator. Would like to hear from guys who have went down this road before.

09-18-2009, 07:28 AM
Buy a used trailer and compactor. Should be able to get both for $5-7k depending what size trailer you go for. Wait till winter when people are hurting and you can get a better deal, unless you need the tax write off. If not, January/February.

Excavator, used, will start you at $10k and up to $20k.

09-30-2009, 06:22 AM
1) dump truck
2) transit level
3) plate
4) wet saw