Just because the contract says you get $xxxxx, doesn't mean it all goes into your pocket.
If you don't have the equipment, or can't afford to buy it for a job, don't take it on. In the same idea, if you have to hire more than one guy to do the job, don't take it on.
Old people are picky, and have a lot of time on their hands...they expect you to do the same.
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 HD Mega Cab 4x4 w/Meyer Plow and salter
16'X8.5' Haulmax Enclosed Trailer
2011 Exmark 29hp Kohler EFI 60" ultracut 6
2008 Exmark 31hp briggs 60" triton w/QDS Ultra Vac
2012 Deere 1026R/60" 7-iron
Honda HRX 21"
Billy Goat Truck loader
33 years old - Since 2007 - Solo - FULL TIME