3 accounts isn't enough to cover equipment costs when your equipment isn't in good condition in the first place, so his prices may not reflect that.
If your trailer axle broke, fix the axle and put a heavier duty one on it. If you're any good with tools you can build a bigger better trailer out of the parts you have.
If you want to do this, I'd seriously start advertising, get some extra help if needed, and keep working on it. 3 accounts is nothing for your first year, the smallest amount of effort will get you over 10.