I would look into picking up that Encore 36 and maybe a 90s F150, 4x4, long bed with 100-150k on it or something along those lines. If you bid correctly gas shouldn't be anything to worry about because that should be built into the quote
Trucks and Trailers
'95 F-250 4X4, long bed, extended cab
'97 F-450 12' dump, 7.3, regular cab
14', 16' Mowing
Exmark 36" metro, 14hp belt drive, walk behind
Scag 36" 16hp advantage deck, belt drive, walk behind
Lawnboy 21" 9hp commercial walk behinds x3
All Stihl Handhelds
All Husquvarna saws: Everything from 14" Climbing to 48" 3/4 Wrap.
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