Originally Posted by EH909
Thanks guys. Parents are pushing for me to continue pursuing a lineman apprenticeship but I just have such a love for equipment and operating, that it's all I want to do. (I'm not affraid of a good stick of hickory and working with my hands in the dirt either though).
Would you not mind being a lineman? I think that can be a pretty good deal and at nothing else it can be a fallback and potentially very good contacts with it. Do the apprenticeship but why not do some sideline work? Get yourself a single axle and Takeuchi 130 and maybe even a mini x, with that 40 large you should be able to get rolling with solid equipment.
Remember, someone with skills is always compensated better than a shovel holder...