View Full Version : What did you purchase this year? What's in line for next? (Updated for 2002)

11-09-2002, 01:22 AM
Well, it's almost 1 year to the day that we last did "What did you purchase this year? What's in line for next?"


So, what will it be?

My first year out:

Exmark 32" Metro
Grass gobbler
Exmark mulching kit
Gator magnum's
Redmax 7001 blower
16*7 trailer
Woods 1250 Mow-N-Machine 44" (used)
set of Carlise Turf Masters for the Woods
trimmer-rack system
installed my own "E-Z" Gate system homemade
one passenger car window I broke while trimming. Woops!
assorted hand tools

Think that's about it...

Next year would *LOVE* to get a 52" LazerHp or Turf Tracer... That would really be my one and only purchase...


11-09-2002, 01:35 AM
This topic sounds familiar ;)

Nothing major for me this year.. Had to save our pennies for the new house :)

The Director, 15 gal sprayer and an Echo trimmer.

Next spring I hope to purchase a compact tractor with loader.. probably Kubota BX2200.

11-09-2002, 01:36 AM
here is what i started the year out with and a coulpe of things i picked up along the way.
5x8 tilt trailer
21 inch capsman
ryobi weed whip with edger attachment
weedeater brand blower
home made trimmer rack

after two weeks into cutting bought:
homelight backpack
toro 21 inch personal pace
1987 gravely 36inch 11hp briggs (pita) but it got the job done
stihl fs85
remax 7000 blower
ford 150 supercrew (used 30,000 mi)
16 foot w/ 4foot sides (paid 500, couldn't pass it up)

next year i am planning on buying 1 of these two combanations:
48inch walker with the biggest hp i can afford
hustler 48inch gatemaster/or exmark 36/32 deck

exmark z rider (not sure on deck yet)
hustler gatemaster/exmark 36/32 deck

might even buy more if i have to add a crew next year...the sky is the limit...good luck to all

11-09-2002, 02:27 AM
lets see ...

52" Stander with 25 HP Kawi.
Shindiawa M-230 multi purpose power unit with extended hedge trimmer, extended pole saw, & stick edger attachments.
Spyker 120 electric spreader
PG 3 gal electric boom sprayer attachment (to go with the spreader)
Swing-Away mount for my leaf loader
Oh, and a Jungle Jack manual machine lifting assitant, so I don't have anymore $1700 hospital bills from having the machine drop on my hand again.
Think that is it ... for now :D :D

dr grass
11-09-2002, 02:59 AM
hmmmm, lets see PARTS, PARTS, Parts, PARTS, PARTS AND MORE PARTS!!! you see ... i own PUKEHOPPERS!!!! HA HA

shep :p

Richard Martin
11-09-2002, 04:04 AM
Here is what I wrote last year:

For next year I will continue my quest for the perfect self-propelled side discharge mower. I will also be buying either an Echo PB650 or the Shindy/Redmax equivalent and paying off my Exmark Metro 36.

I never did find the perfect self-propelled side discharge mower so I settled for a MTD. It does pretty well. I also got a Stihl BR420 instead of the Echo/Shindy/Redmax. I paid off the Exmark last month.

Other than that all I bought was regular maintenance stuff.

Next year I may buy a new 15 hp Kohler to replace the getting tired Kawasaki on my Exmark. The Kawi was originally on my 50" Gravely which I no longer have. I will also probably be getting a new trimmer.

Since I had a little trouble finding the thread from last year using the above link I put the link here too.

Last year's thread (

11-09-2002, 06:43 AM
2002= Year 15 in business.

Purchases: 2002 2/4 ton chevy pickup, big engine, allison trans
Dump insert for truck
Fisher VEE plow
misc. trimmers...

Lots 'o medication to help me deal with stress

Plans for 2003= Have everything sold, and into another venture.

11-09-2002, 07:05 AM
This year I bought a new TTHP 48" 17 Kawi, e/s, ECS controls and a new Exmark sitdown steerable sulky and a new 16 foot dual axle open trailer. I also purchased a few small items. For next year, I don't have any paticular purchases in mind but I'm sure I will buy something, LOL.

11-09-2002, 07:56 AM
Another truck, preferably a Ford. See previous thread.


11-09-2002, 09:22 AM
16' Trailer
Fraden Blower
Kawi Weedeater
Lesco loader
52" Turf Tiger
Bosch compound sliding saw
All racks avail through Jungle Jims

Thats most of the big stuff that I can remember

Next year looking at

Brown Bed edger
61" Turf Tiger
1 ton w/ dump
Isuzu NPV

dr grass
11-09-2002, 09:56 AM
loosetrife - so am i reading this correcty that you are getting out of the lawn care business after 15 years???? budder deal if so. some people just get burned out i guess. i hope that never happens to me!!

shep :eek:

11-09-2002, 11:20 AM
I bought oil, blades, belts, filters, grease, two cars, a van, a house and food. All paid for - zero debt.

In 2003 I will buy: oil, blades, filters, food, and grease.

11-09-2002, 01:15 PM
Husqvarna ztr
mulch kit
Honda wb
echo pb blower
two echo trimmers
one john deere trimmer
echo hedge trimmer
jungle jim gear caddy
12ft. Big Tex trailer
soon to get a Big Tex dump trailer
GMC Truck
lesco seeder
another hedge trimmer

11-09-2002, 01:37 PM
This year
200 Gallon Lesco sprayer
2002 60 inch dixie chopper with 24Hp honda
2 EB7000 redmax blowers
A house

Maybe's for next year....

Hydro 48 walkbehind
2003 f-350 crew cab

11-09-2002, 01:44 PM
The only thing new this year was a 72" 27hp diesel bladerunner.

Depending on a couple of contracts maybe two more diesel bladerunners for next year. I have not decided on which models though!

11-09-2002, 02:21 PM
Boss 9'2" Power V snowplow (to replace the stolen one :angry: )
Exmark Metro 36' Walk Behind
Shindiawa T230B String Trimmer
Shindiawa EB630 Backpack Blower
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 4X4 Quadcab Longbed (with the new Hemi! :angel: )
Exmark 52" ZTR w/ 23hp Kawasaki
ALOT OF GAS!!! :cry:

Ryan Lightning
11-09-2002, 02:58 PM
I bought a very slightly used TTHP48 with 17 kawi, for $3200 from a home owner, I was very happy with the deal.:D

Next year Ill be getting some hedge trimmers, and paying off the rest of the TTHP asap. I alsop need another truck, are a new engine in the old 70 chevy, its up to 182,000 original miles:eek:

11-09-2002, 03:34 PM
In 02 I added:
02 2500 Ram Diesel
52 Turf Tracer HP
Redmax 7001 rh
Stihl FS80 trimmer
Lesco Spreader

The plan for 03 is:
8x18 enclosed trailer
either another 52 Turf Tracer, HP, or 60 Lazer
Magna Matic Blade sharpener
if funds allow an aerator

Bill Davis
11-09-2002, 04:46 PM
This year has been a lot of fun for me and I have been able to get new equipment and the best part is that all of it is paid for.
EQUIPMENT: Three T-270 Shindaiwa
BR-420 Blower 5x14 trailer with 4ft mesh sides, side a rear gate w/ trimmer racks, Little wonder 8 hp blower, two 36" 14hp Gravely's, Exmark Lazer HP 52" 23 HP KAW, Shindaiwa T-230 w/hedge trimmer and chainsaw attachment. I think thats it
:) Hopefully next year i will get a 7X18 and a used Diesel truck to pull all my toys around with.

11-09-2002, 07:37 PM
this year so far, I bought:
Stihl br340
Stihl 390 chainsaw
21" crapsman
Quickbooks Software
9' New Idea disk mower (used)
Toro z255 62" 25hp kaw Z master
Billy Goat 11hp debris/truck loader
parts, parts, parts...

this year so far, I made:
6x14 trailer
ocdc doors for both my wb and ztr
swing away bracket for Billy Goat
and leaf box for dumptruck.

maybe before end of year, looking to buy:
32"/36" wb
Flex-deck to use on both new wb and ztr

Little as possible, still part time and want to build a decent bankroll, so if I decide to go full time I will have a little cushion.

P.S. I started this biz to finance a newer dirt bike. Finally got it last week, KTM 300 EXC.:cool: It feels great to finally be putting my profits to work for #1.:D Marc

11-09-2002, 08:13 PM
not much this yr spent close to 13k last year.
Bought parts oil gas
2002 21 toro commercial
2002 br420
bluebird aerator
bluebird thatcher
ariens 8/24 snow blower
1995 f250 sc xlt long bed 460 (eats gas)
more gas
thats about it i think

next year
new trailer enclosed 8*16
new f450 sc xlt grain body dump psd
toro walker look alike
exmark tt
extended hedge trimmers
billygoat leaf vac
rocksolid aerator
billygoat blower
new trimmers echo will die soon
new chainsaw
dumping ground and garage
bobcat 800 series
all dreams dreams and more dreams

jason r.
11-09-2002, 08:46 PM

exmark lazer z hp 44" 17hp kaw
micro mulch kit
honda 21" w/b
shindaiwa t230 trimmer
shindaiwa eb630 backpack blower
echo articulating hedge trimmer attachment
echo hcr150 hedge trimmer
jungle jim racks for trailer


exmark tthp 36" 15 kaw
walker ghs w/ 42"deck
echo cs3450 chainsaw
echo pas 260 w/ power pruner attachment
echo es2400 handheld blower
shindaiwa m230 w/ trimmer and edger attachments
shindaiwa le230 stick edger
6'x 12' open trailer w/ brakes

We do 4 U
11-09-2002, 09:49 PM
New in '02:
52" Super Z (should have went with the 60")
used 6 x 16 tariler
jd push mower
edger attachment for sthil fs 85t
sthil br 320 (my br 300 was stolen:angry: )
sthil fs 45 hedge trimer ( former partner got the old set when we split)
sthil 025 chain saw

Wish list for '03:
flex deck for super z
back vac for super z (my sell my toro 44" wb w/ trac-vac to finance it)
bed edger
back up trimmer (of course it will be a sthil)

11-09-2002, 10:17 PM
Lets see, for 2002 I bought :
Stihl bg85
Mac Kissic 5 hp push blower
2 wheel jungle wheel velke
parts , parts ,parts

WISH LIST for 2003
Stihl extended reach hedge clippers
Stihl 420 mag back pack blower
Texas Bragg 6x14 trailer W/ 4 ft metal mesh sides and a storage cage on front.
5 more full service, year round clients who pay on time and that are not PITAs

But one can dream!

P&J Lawncare
11-09-2002, 10:38 PM
This year I bought, Ford F-350 super duty (stake body )
Hustler super z (60)
Exmark metro (36)
Fisher 9.5 v-blade
Echo eb-650 blower
Stihl br 420 blower
Stihl fs 75 trimmer (4 of them)
Echo chain saw
Snap on tool box
Tires for the truck
To many parts (6 hydro pumps)
16 trailer 3 blower racks and 1 trimmer rack
3 jungle jacks

Next year I want Hustler 72 super z but I want kohler on it

11-09-2002, 10:58 PM
This year:
Grasshopper 321D midmount w/ 61"deck and 21HP Kubota diesel
Dixie Chopper XW2500 w/60" deck & 25HP Kohler\
JD 21" trim mower, model jx75
Echo 2400 trimmer (2)
Stihl FC85 edger
1958 Dodge W200, 3/4 ton Power Giant Powerwagon pickup (2)
Got to have something to play with in the winter!:D

11-09-2002, 11:39 PM

2nd lesco spreader
200 gal fert tank
hyd lift for aerator
Stihl BR420 blower
Tool cart and box
Parts storage cabinet
Ph tester
Dig ***

50" Dixie Chopper

11-10-2002, 01:11 AM

Stihl FS-80 trimmer
2 Toro Proline 21's with 2 cycle Suzuki's (used)
Echo PB-602 backpack blower

Planned for 2003:

Exmark 32 or 36 Viking or TTHP
Stihl FC-85 edger
Steel shaft for Stihl trimmer
Articulating hedge trimmer head for trimmer
12 or 16 ft open trailer

Planned for 2004:

52" Exmark TTHP or Laser HP

11-10-2002, 01:21 AM
2002 we got

2002 chevy duramax
52 lazer hp
two toro zmasters 52 inch 19 horse kaw and 23 horse kohler

Traded the 19 horse kaw zmaster on a 52 tiger cub .

52 scag tiger cub

dfs baggers for zmaster

three bagger for scag tiger cub

used 48 inch lesco belt drive walkbehind

2003 only a backpack blower gonna give redmax a try.

11-10-2002, 01:36 AM
Things I bought this year

1.) SCAG Turf Tiger 61 inch
2.) Ford F-350 Powerstroke, for Team 3
3.) Hedge Clippers
4.) A couple trailers

And of course absolutely tons of miscalaneous stuff.

Things I hope to buy next year

1.) Another Ford F-350
2.) SCAG Saber Tooth 72 inch
3.) Aerator
3.) Another SCAG 48 inch WB
4.) Another Echo PB-650

And a Porsche 911 Turbo GT!!!!!! YEAH BABY!


11-10-2002, 02:57 PM

JRCO 60" dethatcher
Bluebird Aerator
2, 16 ft. trailers
Remax 7001 BP blower
Ferris IS3000 Z w/Peco Vac System


:confused: :confused: :confused: Lord only knows!

11-10-2002, 03:28 PM
Chevy 2002 Ext. 2500 H/D 4x4
Lesco Z-Two 60" w/Peco bagging system
Lesco 32" belt w/b
Little Wonder 8hp Big Blower
9' 3" Snoway Lobo vee plow
16' Trailer for cutting......sold the 12'
Piles of hand tools (rakes,shovels things like that)

Next year looking at another Lesco Z-Two

Got Grass?
11-10-2002, 06:20 PM
This year:
Double sided Kaw, hedge trimmers. (work great)
36" Lesco WB (for thoes gated props.)
Little Wonder 10hp blower (lotta power but weight)
32gal Crafstman compressor (how did I ever manage w/o?)
FS Highlighter mini-lightbar (WoW this thing is bright)
Small misc. parts... (zerk firrtings, trimmer line, blades, etc...)
Gas, gas, gas, gas, gas, gas & more & more gas.
Trailer tail lights (took one off in garage, other one side marker fell off & coroded the connector to much)...
HP pavilion ZT1135 Laptop computer (sick of desktops)
JVC camcorder / digi *** (to vider my daughter & pix of work)
Did I mention gas, gas & more gas?

Next year???
Possibly hire a helper
Airfare to Louisville KY expo (if I dont drive)
Gas Gas gas more & more expensive Gas.
SIMA membership?
Hopefully I'll come close to making a profit (tax reasons don't want to actually show a profit)...
Possibly plows (if mom buys a new Jeep or dad buys a new truck)

visions landscape
11-10-2002, 07:10 PM
Ahh lets see
two 48 s/d decks for my walker collection
one 74s/d deck (walker)
three sthil trimmers
one stihl hedge trimmer
one stihl br 420
97 ford 4x4
western plow
JD gator
lots of parts
2003 walker 20hp

Cooper Landscaping
11-10-2002, 08:29 PM
Stihl hs 45 hedge trimmers
Ariens 824 snowblower
cyclone rake leaf collection system
5 hp yard machines wb blower (at $100 i couldnt pass it up)
Edger (home cheepo- free w/ blower so i couldnt pass it up
gas gas gas and more gas
Lots of parts
Numerous hand tools and a wheelbarrow
few othr adds and ends

savng my money for...
deere, scag, exmark or toro 48" belt w/b
hopefully a trailer
Stihl fs85rt with edger, articulating hedge trimmer, and pole saw attachments.
who knows what else lol

11-10-2002, 09:12 PM
this year i bought two wheel barrels and a weedeater brand trimmer all used and all for $45. i bought tons of gas. i got for a free an edger and a leaf vac but both need work, also for free got 2 rear engine riders and a few push mowers that need work (all snappers)

General Grounds
11-10-2002, 11:44 PM
:blob3: hey guys fun year this year

2002 f450 PSD grain body

2003 F350 PSD crew cab long bed FX4 ( got it this week)

3 redmax 7000

4 redmax 225 whips

I think that did it, tony

P.S. looks like i'll purchase a EFI walker in march

11-11-2002, 08:37 AM
2002 purchases

used Mitsubishi 15HP diesel tractor 3pt/PTO(Ebay)
Classen 3pt hitch aerator (CaptDevo)
Walker 52SD tip up deck w/ mulch kit & doubles(dealer)
10 x 12 shed to hide stuff(menards)
Sony CD400 Digital camera(Best Buy)

Wish list items

Hustler Super Z w/back vac
powerful but light backpack blower for my wife
upgrade the trailer to 16' or a 5th wheel.
150 gal tank sprayer
3/4 tonHD Chevy Duramax with the plastic box
The money to pay for it all!

What I'll settle for;
continued good health for myself and my family.

11-11-2002, 02:53 PM
2002 Purchases
Scag 52inch Hydro WB
Jungle Jim Velkie for WB
Echo split shaft trimmer with edger and trimmer
New wheelbarrow
Echo BP 603

2003 Wish List
A Packer Super Bowl WIN:D :angel:
More accounts
F350 Dump Body
Peco Bagging system for Turf Tiger
JD JX85 Mower
??16ft Enclosed Trailer??


11-11-2002, 03:14 PM
Originally posted by MOW ED

What I'll settle for;
continued good health for myself and my family.

thats all that really counts money cant buy that wish:)

Craig Jones
11-11-2002, 03:29 PM
For 2002:

1990 F-150 Extended Cab Pickup
Stihl BR 420 Blower
New 14 hp Kawasaki engine for Toro Walkbehind
Many parts and upgrades for existing equipment.

Due to drought, kept the purchases to a minimum.

Randy Scott
11-11-2002, 05:01 PM
This year: too much!

Next year: even more!


11-11-2002, 11:53 PM
When I started the season, here's what I had---Lesco 36in 14hp gear drive WB w/jungle wheels and grass gobbler; Ariens pro 21in; Echo PB2100 blower; Echo CRM2100 trimmer w/edgit; Echo hedge trimmer; Lesco push fert. spreader w/remote side shield; A.M. Leonard push sprayer; Lesco backpack sprayer; 35 gal holding tank; and a 2-place trimmer trap. I carry it all on a 5 X 8 trailer from Menard's. And A 77GMC 15 "trailering special".

What I spent$$ on this season was---losts of repairs on the 77GMC
:mad: :(

An EFCO handheld blower/vac. Some belts, blades, and bushings for the Lesco mower. A couple hand-pump sprayers. A BIG truck tool box. A couple rakes. An old Kees power rake w/a new Tekuhmse(?sp) engine. A Huskee(TSC) 18hp "lawn tractor" and several attatchments for the sleav hitch(plow, box/blade, disk, toolbar, trailer).

And most recently a 96 F150 4x4 XLT, reg cab, 6cyl 5sp.:D :D
plus today new u-joints and brakes for above:mad: :blob2:

That's about it.

11-12-2002, 12:12 AM
2000 F250 SD PS, 2002 TurfMaker 425 Hydroseeder, 24 foot gooseneck trailer, 16 foot trailer for the TurfMaker, LandPride Rotary Cutter, A couple of Honda pumps, Honda 21 mower for our own place mostly.

Next year? Probably nothing, in fact we are going to sell off most of our stuff except for the Hydroseeding stuff, my wife wants to cut back on the work and decided she would keep the hydroseeder because she makes the most per hour with it.

11-12-2002, 05:23 AM
Please don't remind me on how much I spent...... TOO DA%! much.

Plans for 2003, as little as I can get by with.

This years purchases are reaching way up there. I mean way up there...

12-15-2002, 09:54 PM
A toro 3650CCR snowblower for the winter jobs. A friend of mine has one and it work flawlessly and can tackle big jobs in to time.. A great machine to own.

And a 48 or 52 TTHP I hope to build the business off of.


12-15-2002, 10:23 PM
this year 2002 Dodge ram van2500 360v8, 2002 scag turf tiger 27hp kw water cooled, 3 fs85 trimmers. next year let's see what breaks.

12-15-2002, 11:30 PM
Just purchased a 38" JD deck to add to the right front corner of my JD 455 that will be self powered and flex up and down both fore-aft and lateral via 1-7/8" ball and hitch recievers and a 17HP Kawasaki engine to run it - Now with the 18" added by the Flex-Deck on the Left, - the 60" main deck in the middle and the 38" on the right (Only 35 added inches since there needs to be some over lap) I will have 113" swath - Have a bunch of 6 acre areas - a 19 acre area and a 17 acre area coming up next yr.

The unit would chart out 100% at 12 acres an hour, but we all know that in reality with turns etc 70% is more realistic if not still optomistic - I am counting on the 66% rule and 8 acres is the number I am using for all bidding. Will take a pic when done.

Thanks, Brad

12-16-2002, 02:13 AM
this year:
99' chevy ext-cab
2002 48"mt26efi walker w/ ghs
shindy 230
shindy 270
redmax 7001 (oh boy)
shihl art. hedge clippers
pole pruner attachment for the above
trimmer trap
JJims blower pole
honda 21"
trans for other truck
numerous parts to keep other stuff makin money
tanker loads of gas and mix

who knows, but i do have my eye on a 60" exmark or super z

12-16-2002, 11:05 AM
Just stumbled onto a deal on a trailer I couldnt refuse, so I got another trailer this year!


12-16-2002, 12:29 PM
This year. 36 exmark, 52 lesco br420c stihl back pack blower and a 10/7 trailer with 4 foot sides.

Next Year. trimmer, edger, hedge trimmer.

Now just need the businees to pay for everything

12-16-2002, 01:13 PM
This year I purchased:
'02 John Deere 757 60" deck
Trimmer Trap
Trimmer Trap blower pole
21 lawn boy
Misc. stuff

Next year, not sure what I want to purchase yet.:)


12-16-2002, 01:48 PM
:blob4: :blob4: :blob4:
:blob3: :blob3: :blob3:

Next purchase?

Exmark Lazer ZZZZZZ HP-48"/21 Kaw, used or new if I can do by the end or mid of next season like I did with my Metro in one payment. * love* It feel so good that your mower was paid for.

Thankyou for all info on the Ztr, thank you.

Best regards,

MX 158
12-16-2002, 01:49 PM
Congrats on the new bike,I was wondering if there were any riders lurking around here.I'm looking to start a part time business in 03 to help support my toys. I currently have a 02 250f,and an 04 crf250r in layaway,hoping they might release it in june. Later dude!

12-16-2002, 02:20 PM
Im not buying anything for next year until it rains or snows here. This drought killed me this year and if things dont change soon I might not have any lawns to mow next year...but I do have a wish list.

12-16-2002, 03:06 PM
2002 Purchases:
New Diesel 48" GHS Walker
2 Dethatching rakes for Walkers
2 more Dually Wheelbarrows
Blade Grinder
Redmax EB7001 from CaptDevo
Redmax BCZ2500 trimmer
New 20ft Enclosed Haulmark for Irrigation
2001 Ditchwitch 255SX with boring attatchment & small trailer
2 Redmax Extended reach hedgetrimmers
24ft Haulmark Enclosed trailer (used) for mowing
Groundskeeper Software
Buffalo Turbine Blower (mounts on front of Walker)..Awesome machine
RYAN LawnAireV Aerator
99 Yamaha R6...(Motorcycle...gotta have fun too)

2003 Purchases:
New Durmax Diesel Crewcab 2500HD with plow
Utility body for other pickup to be used for irrigation
Newer Chevy diesel 1-ton dump (just dreaming)
Another Diesel Walker?
Plows for rest of trucks
Lesco Rotary Spreader
Sweatshrits & jackets for the crew
Redmax Power Broom
Small skid steer????

12-16-2002, 03:22 PM
Ford F350 Dump
Big tex trailer
Lesco 48" wb with sulky
52" Toro Z-master
Red Max trimmer and blower
Little Wonder push blower
Hi-Way leaf vac

12-16-2002, 04:06 PM
2002 Diesel Gator
2002 Chevy CC D/max LT
Stihl hedge trimmers
Green Touch 5 trimmer rack
60" Grasshopper Dozer Blade
Lincoln welder

2003 - Diesel 72" mower- not sure which one yet, Gravely, Grasshopper,or Deere

Blessed 1
12-16-2002, 05:14 PM
This year :everthing below including a Echo Mulch n Vac, 99 Ranger and 6 x 12 trailer

Next year: Echo SRM2400SB Split shaft Trimmer and Hedge Trimmer attatchment.

Dream for 2003=6x16 Enclosed Trailer and Full size Truck or Van

12-16-2002, 06:13 PM
95 chevy 2500
ez dumper
6x12 trailer
trimmer trap
stihl fs85
craftsman 246 piece mechanics tool set

redmax 2001 bp blower
walk behind or ztr??

12-16-2002, 08:55 PM
This year:
New Sthil Trimmer,
New Eaton Right angle Hydrostat.

Next year:

Kubota 72 " front mount mower
another sthil trimmer
New Blower

12-17-2002, 01:27 AM
This year: 52" exmark,36" Great Dane, Stihl trimmer, John deere back blower,edger, Parts, gas, dump fees, ect
Next year, Enclosed trailer, another stihl trimmer, and thats it,I hope


Grass Master
12-18-2002, 10:16 PM
2002 purchases:

Great Dane Super Surfer (what a time saver! Will be buying another in spring!
Echo trimmers
Echo PB-650 (The power is awesome!)
Echo hegdeclipper
32" Bradley trim mower (great little mower VERY inexpensive!)

That's it!

12-18-2002, 11:28 PM
Honda Mini Tiller
Another Rocksolid Aerator
Magna Blade Balancer
Another Trailer
Will have a few more items by the end of the week. Need the write-off.

Couple more mowers
More headaches.:dizzy:

12-18-2002, 11:47 PM
Gas, Trimmer Line, (2) Aerators, Redmax 4800 Back Pack, other misc.

Exmark Lazer HP, Larger Open Trailer, Some type of Large Aerator (either tow behind or motorized) and of course more Gas and Trimmer Line :D

12-20-2002, 12:22 AM
Man, little things thrill me!! :)

Just got my latest issue of TURF! Magazine.

Flipped to the back where the lawnsite is quoted from.. I look over the title and think to myself "HEY!! I started that thread!! COOL!":)

And sure enough, I re-surfaced this thread from 2001 to revise it for 2002 and put the first post out.. I showed my wife. She could of course care less, but I now consider myself a published author. <G>:blush: :blush:

If anyone wants an autographed copy of Turf, send the magazine along with $20 and I'll get it back to you as soon as possible.


12-20-2002, 12:30 AM
My newest investment is a RedMax EB 7001. This blower teamed up with my old EB7000 produces a killer punch for leaf clean up. The best 400 plus bucks spent this year. And yes the 7001 blowers harder.:dizzy:

12-20-2002, 12:57 PM
Originally posted by 65hoss
Honda Mini Tiller
Another Rocksolid Aerator
Magna Blade Balancer
Another Trailer
Will have a few more items by the end of the week. Need the write-off.

Couple more mowers
More headaches.:dizzy:

Eric, you forgot your topdresser:sleeping:

02-28-2003, 09:48 PM
We're a few to a couple weeks away from starting up.. How's all those new purchases coming along??

Man, I want a 44-52" mower soo bad.. <G>

02-28-2003, 09:54 PM
For 2003, a 72" mid mount mower. Possibly a diesel.

02-28-2003, 11:16 PM
Originally posted by Doogiegh

If anyone wants an autographed copy of Turf, send the magazine along with $20 and I'll get it back to you as soon as possible.


Ummmm Doogiegh can you either send me my money back or send the signed copy. I almost forgot about my money order I sent you :D

02-28-2003, 11:56 PM
Last year we just kept the stuff we had and kept it running, so basically... parts :) We did buy an additional Shindaiwa EB630 when the price finally came down last summer. I used to buy stuff all the time and keep a fresh supply of small equipment. About two years ago we bought about 7 pieces of Shindaiwa equipment before they put their foot down on mail order sales. About that time the local dealers stopped the deals too. People around here want full list for the stuff, so I just keep what I have now :rolleyes: Amazing how that works. Give me a decent price and I buy the hell out of the product...sell to me for list and I buy next to nothing. Oh well...Shindaiwa's decision, they must know what they are doing :rolleyes: From the tear we went on buying equipment for a couple years, last year was quite a change. Good thing it's a good product.

This year I hope to buy a new 60" Lazer. I can't depend on the 4 year old Y/K ZTMax to be trouble free another year :o I wanted a new truck, but that's going to have to wait. I just put a new engine and trans in my 95 F150, so it should (big should) be good to go for a while.

03-01-2003, 12:49 AM
48" Exmark walkbehind
Stihl fs55 trimmer
5' X 12' trailer
Lesco 200 gallon sprayer unit

Scag 48" tiger cub (already here)
Jungle Jim trimmer rack, tool holder, blower rack and cooler mount
(just mounted it)
24' X 30' garage (construction starts Monday)
10 cu. ft. wheel barrow

3/4 or 1 ton pickup
12' X 7' enclosed trailer

snow plow
salt spreader unit

03-01-2003, 01:29 AM
New for 2003:

2003 eXmark EPS28 EFI 60"
Stihl Backpack blower
MagnaMatic sharpener
Possibly a cover for the mower.
TrimmerTrap racks

03-01-2003, 01:36 AM
Not buying anything - Just building more capacity - JD is tough and lasts for years.:p :p :p http://Wide Deck

03-01-2003, 01:42 AM
is this a peek to what is comming for the 2004 line up of the flex line:p :p