View Full Version : $10,000 - free, what would you do?

05-31-2003, 10:50 AM
Your a lawn service, you have little or no equipment. You earn a $10,000 grant. What equipment would you buy, what kind and why. Right my LCO might be facing this. We need to know what are the best ZTR mowers for the money along with trailors, mabye other essential equipment, advertising? You tell me how you would invest it in your company. Right now we have 35 residential lawns but we are looking to move towards commercial.

Sam Ginnis

05-31-2003, 12:08 PM
Trailer open 6*14 or thereabouts - $1000
Turf Tracer HP 52" - $5300
Metro 32" - $2100
Redmax 7001 blower - $500
Good trimmer - $300

I think I spent $9200. With the other $800, a roll of trimmer line, all various hand tools, eye protection, $60 for peltour worktunes for ear protection, trailer registration, and oh yeah, sulky or pro-slide.

Now you're full in business, I would take out a personal loan from somewhere, somehow to get liability insurance, pricing varies by your area.


Mike Bradbury
06-05-2003, 11:31 PM
Slit seeder
Sod cutter
rear tine tiller
power rake

Would have to be used to get them all. Dang good money makers. Lot better hourly than mowing. Get all those referalls from the mow guys that don't seed :)

08-31-2003, 09:11 PM
where can you get a grant like that? Please email me and let me know. Thanks.


09-02-2003, 12:02 PM
i would like to know where you can get a grant like that email me at jowilsonths@ncmentor.org thanks

09-02-2003, 04:19 PM
That grant sounds interesting, let me know some particulars, my email address is: henrich@midlands.net
I am interested is doing a study that I will share with you when you correspond with me. Gayle

09-18-2003, 02:44 PM
HOWed you get the grant I starting out coming up this next year.Lawnman81887@yahoo.com

McGuane's Landscaping
09-22-2003, 06:07 AM
I'd also be interested in knowing how you got that grant.
I'm starting next spring myself.


MT Lawn Care
09-25-2003, 03:32 PM
pass the info on to me also, please.


09-27-2003, 12:45 PM
Me too please


09-27-2003, 06:56 PM
Tell your Dad that he'd be better off investing the $10,000 "grant" with me. (Who else would give a grant to two kids who didn't even know what mower to buy?)

10-03-2003, 01:08 AM
OK, you better tell me too!!!!



10-13-2003, 10:10 AM
I would also like to know where you got your grant:

10-15-2003, 05:45 PM
Please pass the info on to me as well. I am starting Feb. of '04


10-16-2003, 02:25 AM
If my dad had 10,000 to give me, I wouldnt ever be touching a lawn mower.

10-16-2003, 09:16 AM
Well, then, enlighten us as to who would give a "grant" to...
(taken from your profile)
"Two 18 year olds trying to start up a successfull business while going to St. Thomas University"
Is your area lacking for lawn care companies that badly, that someone is giving out startup funds to someone who isn't sure what to spend it on? For a part-time company?


10-16-2003, 08:47 PM
I would be interested in learning how to obtain that grant as well. If it's not too much trouble - email me at rivercitypappy@aol.com. (sorry, didn't how to attach)

10-16-2003, 11:10 PM
...and did you know that the word "gullible" is not in the dictionary?

McGuane's Landscaping
10-17-2003, 02:32 AM
Studentlawn,You never did say how you were getting that grant of yours.

10-17-2003, 05:04 PM
GO on vacation