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Old 06-23-2010, 07:36 PM
bballv20 bballv20 is offline
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Haslett, mi
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Help/Suggestion to re-establishing my busn. next year

Please Help

A friend and I started a lawn business this summer during break from school. Business has been slow and hard to get for us and now he won't be around for next summer so ill need to buy new equipment. We only have 8 regular accounts which sucks but I must note we only spent $2,600 for equipment.

We bought a Cub Cadet z-force 50" zero turn with a bagging system for $2,000. I know its not comparable to an exmark or anything but it was a really good deal and had only 330 hours. I know we only have 8 regular account but I gotta say i really do like it.
we bought a tandem axle 5x12 foot trailer for only $600. Very narrow but it was an excellent deal

Everything else we needed we got from our parents garage. We have a homelite trimmer/edger which I really like, a ryobi 33cc hand blower (it kinda sucks), and a 33" troy bilt walk behind thats an excellent back up.

now that I have told you everything we have now ill start by saying were selling the zero-turn and trailer everything else ill keep since its from my garage. Im planning on starting over next season. I plan on getting an enclosed trailer probably 7x14 because I hate keeping my equipment outside under a tarp. I'm looking for some suggestions on making my business bigger next year and some suggestions on a zero turn and other equipment. I'm pretty good at finding deals and I plan on buying in cash but will consider payment plans from a dealer (which i don't know is a good idea.) Any help would be appreciated!
  • Cub Cadet z-force 50"
  • 33" troy bilt walk-behind
  • Homelite trimmer/edger
  • 5x12 tandem axle trailer
  • 1992 Chevy 1500
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