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Old 08-10-2001, 12:59 AM
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best equip you've ever bought

Just wondering what your best and most profitable
equipment investments you made


Walker model T $10000
Hustler 1500 bac-vac 23hp $8000
echo 2100 weed whips $200
Old Bobcat w/B 48" $900
88 toyota pu $1200
Turfgrass Schooling $1000
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Old 08-10-2001, 01:12 AM
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This year,
By far the BEST mower I've ever bought EXMARK TTHP with ECS. Incredible control system coupled with the hydro drive has boosted production over the belts & even the hydro T bars. Hats off to EXMARK. Buying the 32 hydro Viking with ECS & another TTHP next year.
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Old 08-10-2001, 02:02 AM
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EXMARK plain and simple

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Old 08-10-2001, 02:17 AM
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Everything! Nah I would have to say my EB-45 Shin back pack. Payed for itself the first day in service. That was way back in 86, and things have not changed much. Second most profitable equip. One pint of Cyclo-Cel PGR for my hibiscus hedges. One ap and no trim for 3-4 months!
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Old 08-10-2001, 06:57 AM
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my most profitable piece of equipment is the hcl(?)-1500, echo hedge trimmers.

they were a return at home depot when I was working there,

retailing for $379 they were a scarf up deal for 50 bucks.

I have trimmed a bunch of bushes and I have never charged less than fifty bucks for the job.

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Old 08-10-2001, 08:20 AM
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ive owned some equipment that id swear by, but the lazer
did more to change my situation for the better than anything else.big statement made after much thought. this z increased mowing production by 150%. i take it back that thing aint worth a plug. so dont buy one.
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Old 08-10-2001, 08:45 AM
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Mikey,
Where did you hear that Exmark was making a 32" Viking Hydro with ECS next year?
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Old 08-10-2001, 09:07 AM
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I was just thinking someone should start a thread like this!!

Stihl FS80 Used $100.00

Lawn Boy 21" Used $125.00

16' tandem New $1395.00

"Scheduling" software $29.95 (really for appointments but works great for "to do items" like mowings.

"My invoices" software $9.95

My favorite '00 Dodge 2500 Quad cab 4x4 with Cummins. - ....
Bought new in '99 ........Price ....Well, Not important
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Old 08-10-2001, 09:24 AM
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in order from most profitable to least

6'x12' single axle trailer
61" scag turf tiger
the Shin. t230x trimmer and eb 480 blower
48" scag hydro walk behind
36" scag hydro walk behind

and hopefully this winter my new Pathfinder plow for my 92 full size Blazer Sport.
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Old 08-10-2001, 09:41 AM
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BTW, the most profitable equipment by far is my computer with internet access, so I can log on to Lawn Site!
If LawnSite.com was a piece of equipment, then it would win - hands down.
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