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Old 07-29-2013, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by ArtLikeLandscapes View Post
My start package

Lesco 36 with 13 kawasaki picked it up from big time landscaper $140 with a dirty carburetor.
stihl br400 dirty carburetor $50
Stihl fs80 $40 dirty carb and fuel lines
Stihl straight shaft edger $20 bad carburetor
Maruyama handheld hedge trimmer $60 would run decent.
5x10 trailer $300

I have $460 year to date in the lesco and still use it every now and then.
Put carburetor kits in all the handhelds and I still use them as backups.

Still have the trailer I use for brush and mulch.

I bought out 7 companies year to date that thought it was a good idea to buy all new equipment and start a company in a industry they have never worked in.

The companies were not really companies and really just equipment on nice trailers.

They did not come with clients because they had none.

Start small and grow. Use what it takes to get by and buy what you want this winter when all the guys say I think I am going to get a regular job and hang this up.
A decent 5x10 trailer for $300 might be far fetched. But idk
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