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Old 04-18-2011, 02:12 PM
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how much does it rellly cost to start up a lawncare company 21 36 and 52 weedwacker blower edger trailer misc stuff howmuch does it relly cost
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:15 PM
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Depends. It can cost a lot or be very cheap such as garage sale items. Or if you've got tons of money, you can buy all new stuff.
If you're looking for numbers, between 100$-7000$
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Old 04-18-2011, 03:11 PM
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how much does it rellly cost to start up a lawncare company 21 36 and 52 weedwacker blower edger trailer misc stuff howmuch does it relly cost
I'm looking at an investment $16000.00 sitting in my garage.all new stuff.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:01 PM
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it all depends on what you have and don't have beforehand. if you don't have anything then you gotta spend more money to get into it but if you have some of it like a pushmower, trimmer, blower, and a truck then all you would have to buy is a trailer and a mower. it all depends on what you need. you can buy used stuff or all brand new stuff. if you spent 16K on stuff then doesn't seem like you would even need to start a business because you have plenty of money already lol.
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:28 PM
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it all depends on what you have and don't have beforehand. if you don't have anything then you gotta spend more money to get into it but if you have some of it like a pushmower, trimmer, blower, and a truck then all you would have to buy is a trailer and a mower. it all depends on what you need. you can buy used stuff or all brand new stuff. if you spent 16K on stuff then doesn't seem like you would even need to start a business because you have plenty of money already lol.
plenty of money,I dont have.I am just an average middle age working man.

the reason my stuff is all new,dates back to when I bought a used compact tractor.
3 cyl diesel.I discovered it had a bad engine.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:59 PM
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That's the toughest thing with used equipment. You just never know. Even if its from a dealer.
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:06 AM
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16k isnt enough. I started out with an investment of equipment of 3500.00 all used crap. We bought all new stuff last year. Trailer, 52'', 36'' and 21'' 3 trimmers 2 edgers 2 hedge trimmers 2 blowers
52'' 10k, 36'' 7,500, 21'' 1,300, trailer 3,600 trimmers 325 each, edgers 390 each, blowers 325 each. hedge trimmer 375 each total without a truck was around 26k
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:47 AM
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I started buying equiptment in the fall. I've gotten everything used except most of my power equiptment, (I like stihl). I've probably spent close to 4,000-5,000, and I have two older walk behinds (36" and 50") that run and cut well. All my power equiptment. A 10ft trailer. All the hand tools and little misc stuff like fertilizer spreaders, sprayers, wheel barrows. That stuff doesn't seem like much but it adds up quick. I'm still looking for a 16 ft trailer and a zero turn would be nice. So by the time I'm done I'll prolly have at least 8,000 invested. I could have saved a lot on power tools if I bough used off brand stuff, but I like my stihl and most of that I bought new. I prolly have almost 2,000 just in them.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:48 AM
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I have used all cash to puchase new and used equipment, had a small trailer/chainsaw/polesaw/weed eater and handheld blower along with alot of hand tool's and an older 1/2 ton pu.

Have maybe $3k in and plan to invest another $3k in the next month or so....
Good used mower's can be found if you are not in a hurry.
If you buy smart you can have three for less than 1/2 what a new one cost's.

Especially with walk behind's as ride on ZTR's and stander's are popular at the moment....
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:06 AM
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You know what you want, so why don't you price it yourself?

Since you asked. I'm about $12,500 in right now.

I bought new handhelds, spreader, sprayer etc. I bought a used 36" wb. One mill in general liability insurance. A logo, basic website, and 10k doorhangers. My 1997 F-250 is included in that number as well even though I owned it before I started my business.

I notice you're 12. If you're trying to plan for the future, and see what you need to save, good for you. Technically you have to be 18 before you do this as a legitimate business since you're using power equipment (stupid don't you think?), but I would definitely wait until I could drive before I started buying a 36" wb and a 52" zt.
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