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Old 04-01-2013, 07:49 PM
jhanes jhanes is offline
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Location: Massillon,Ohio
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?Starting a Bobcat/Skidsteer service?

I'm 18 and have been in landscaping since i was 10. Now i have my own accounts and work full time for a landscaper in the summer and soon to be full time as i graduate High School. Recently i came across a childhood dream of operating equipment and realised i could potentially make enough money this summer to buy an older Bobcat or skid steer of another brand. My questions are .....Is there enough room in the market for this or is it too flooded? Can i start off with just a skid steer and my F250 and wait and see if it works out before purchasing a dump? Also a rental company locally told me he has a S185 with 2500hrs he would sell for 12500. I am worried cuz its a rental and people beat on themn, but on the other hand they are maintenenced regulary. When do the engines usually need rebuilt? Any suggestions, stories or wisdom would be greatly apprciated. Thanks!!
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