Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-31-2003, 09:50 AM
studentlawn's Avatar
studentlawn studentlawn is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 117
$10,000 - free, what would you do?

Your a lawn service, you have little or no equipment. You earn a $10,000 grant. What equipment would you buy, what kind and why. Right my LCO might be facing this. We need to know what are the best ZTR mowers for the money along with trailors, mabye other essential equipment, advertising? You tell me how you would invest it in your company. Right now we have 35 residential lawns but we are looking to move towards commercial.

Sam Ginnis
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-31-2003, 11:08 AM
Doogiegh Doogiegh is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Central N.J.
Posts: 874
Hmm

Trailer open 6*14 or thereabouts - $1000
Turf Tracer HP 52" - $5300
Metro 32" - $2100
Redmax 7001 blower - $500
Good trimmer - $300

I think I spent $9200. With the other $800, a roll of trimmer line, all various hand tools, eye protection, $60 for peltour worktunes for ear protection, trailer registration, and oh yeah, sulky or pro-slide.

Now you're full in business, I would take out a personal loan from somewhere, somehow to get liability insurance, pricing varies by your area.

Gary
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-05-2003, 10:31 PM
Mike Bradbury Mike Bradbury is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Fort Wayne,IN Zone 5
Posts: 495
Turf repair/install/rennovate

Slit seeder
Sod cutter
rear tine tiller
power rake

Would have to be used to get them all. Dang good money makers. Lot better hourly than mowing. Get all those referalls from the mow guys that don't seed
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-31-2003, 08:11 PM
cmarkma cmarkma is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Ga
Posts: 4
where can you get a grant like that? Please email me and let me know. Thanks.

CmarkMa@netscape.net
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-02-2003, 11:02 AM
lightninglawncare's Avatar
lightninglawncare lightninglawncare is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 18
i would like to know where you can get a grant like that email me at jowilsonths@ncmentor.org thanks
__________________
Phillipians 4:13
i can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-02-2003, 03:19 PM
henrich's Avatar
henrich henrich is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: northwest Iowa
Posts: 12
That grant sounds interesting, let me know some particulars, my email address is: henrich@midlands.net
I am interested is doing a study that I will share with you when you correspond with me. Gayle
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-18-2003, 01:44 PM
AndrewE's Avatar
AndrewE AndrewE is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Port Tobacco MD
Posts: 52
How

HOWed you get the grant I starting out coming up this next year.Lawnman81887@yahoo.com
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-22-2003, 05:07 AM
McGuane's Landscaping's Avatar
McGuane's Landscaping McGuane's Landscaping is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Enfield.Ct
Posts: 16
I'd also be interested in knowing how you got that grant.
I'm starting next spring myself.

chantmf@mfe.usmc.mil
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-25-2003, 02:32 PM
MT Lawn Care MT Lawn Care is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Orlando F.L.
Posts: 6
pass the info on to me also, please.

mactls00@cfl.rr.com
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-27-2003, 11:45 AM
rhockjr's Avatar
rhockjr rhockjr is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: South Central, PA
Posts: 33
Me too please

mrhocks@comcast.net
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:40 AM.

Page generated in 0.10884 seconds with 7 queries