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briggs1100
02-22-2004, 05:12 PM
Hi everyone. I am staring a new lawn service in Gueydan, Louisiana. I decided to start off with one off the best. I bought a Lazer Z HP 52" deck with a 23 HP Kohler engine. It was a demo with only 70 hours on it, so I got it for $5600.00. The list price for a new one is around $7400.00 I believe. I even got the three year warranty with it. I thought this was a pretty good deal, does anyone agree?

gogetter
02-22-2004, 06:27 PM
First off, yes, I'd say you got a pretty good deal there.

Do you already have customers lined up?

briggs1100
02-22-2004, 07:03 PM
I got a few so far, but I am sure in time I will have more. This is just something on the side I am doing to make a little extra cash and keep myself busy. I work seven days on and seven days off in the oilfield.

gogetter
02-23-2004, 11:04 AM
Originally posted by briggs1100
I got a few so far, but I am sure in time I will have more. This is just something on the side I am doing to make a little extra cash and keep myself busy. I work seven days on and seven days off in the oilfield.

Oh boy, I hope that doesn't mean what I think it means.

jajwrigh
02-23-2004, 04:20 PM
Is that mower paid for yet? If no that project will keep you busy for awhile! Damn the overhead in this industry!! Good Luck man!

J Hisch
02-23-2004, 07:59 PM
In reality the overhead is low when you think about the amount of money you have to invest to get a return.....what else can 10,000 dollars make you 100k plus?

briggs1100
02-24-2004, 12:42 PM
Being that I have a steady income already, and I can afford the notes as it is, I won't be in a bind if I dont start making money right away. Like I said, its just really something to keep me busy on my days off. If it takes me a year, or even two years to pay it off, it will be worth it in the end. But I sould'nt have a problem paying it off before the end of the year, and start making profit.

vadeere
02-26-2004, 11:26 AM
That eXmark is a very good machine, you will get many profitable hours out that machine. I think you are on the right track. Go legit from the first year and you will have less to worry about. Good luck.

steve in Pa.
02-28-2004, 04:04 PM
Are you going to get liability ins. workmens comp., charge tax, claim all income on your taxes for all the work you do? I hope so, if not then they will mark you as a scrub on this site!!! Get legit and charge what the local lco's are charging then you will be fine!

FFMED74
02-28-2004, 07:52 PM
briggs1100 you one of those firefighter mow guys? I am and just figured when you said you did this on your days off, kinda went together. I actually started with a landscaper supply 48 w/b belt drive. Got it new for $2500.00 and added a two wheel sulky. Very low overhead and it has worked out well, I am getting ready to go with an X soon I hope. Good luck to you!!

sodzilla
02-28-2004, 08:16 PM
Something to keep you busy on your days off. If you work 7 on 7 off does that meen you are going to mow every other week.