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Old 02-13-2007, 09:50 PM
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* Dell latop + Quickbooks Premier ($1100).........December
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:20 PM
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I started in business in 2003. Not actually in business then, but i started to buy equipment. Bought a new 60in lazer liquid cooled. They were running 0 0 0 for a year. So i had my dad buy it and i sold my 4 wheeler and came up with the rest of the money to pay it off in full. Don't know what i was thinking. I was 17 and was tired of cutting my parents 3 acers with the john deere.

Mowed a couple yards the next year while working with a general contractor full time.

Spring of 05 its time to get serious about business since i have a 9k dollor mower. Went and bought a new 05 ram 2500 cummins and a 18 foot haulmark enclosed trailer. Also added a wacker 1550, target wet saw, and a husky demo saw at the same time.

Now i am a couple steps away from being broke, but i get some nice jobs and finish out the year ok.

Spring 2006 i get tired of renting machines. I go buy a Caterpillar 246b and a 12k gvw trailer. I also added a topcon laser at this time. I bought alot of misc hand tools that year.

Now Feb, 07. Got a new dell laptop coming so i can run my design program at peoples houses. Fuggin $2200 since i need a good unit with top of the line video card and schit.

Whats next? I got 2 workhorses lined up for this year.

I really need to buy a single axle dump this year. Would also like to pick up a cheap tacoma for running errands and estimates!

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Old 02-14-2007, 02:22 AM
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Hey Uniscaper....what kind of laser system did you get for your mini-x? Topcon 5 and where did you find the best price? I've been looking and they run about 10k and that doesn't include install.
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Old 02-28-2007, 01:50 AM
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I always invest on larger machines.

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Old 02-28-2007, 09:54 AM
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1.3/4 ton diesel pick up
2.Wacker 1550 plate tamper
3.7 Ton Dump trailer
4.Ts 400 Cut off saw
5.'04 Cat 232 SS
6.Laser level

More Sh(& to buy this year.

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Old 09-25-2007, 10:41 PM
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1- john deere 48'' ride on tractor
2-6 X 12 trailer
3-chevy 1500

had that for about 6 yrs with a couple hand helds here and their.

then 2004

4-exmark lazer z 60'', viking 52''

some where in between john deere 4400 loader and equipment trailer with attachments

then 2006-07

5-another lazer z triton 60''
6-metro 21''
7-new hand helds
8-chevy 5500 "the beast"
9-haulmark 24' enclosed trailer
10-bri-mar 18' deck-over trailer
11-new hollannd L185 with bucket, forks, backhoe
12-wp 1550- plate tamper

yea 2007 was a good year!
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