Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-11-2012, 10:16 AM
classy classy is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: columbus, ga
Posts: 45
Most Profitable Equipment?

Compare Penny spent for Penny earned, which piece of equipment makes you the most money on the maintenance side of the house?

For Example, my Stihl HS45 (Which isn't their Pro-model) makes me more money and gets more jobs than my other equipment, and uses less gas. (as a single unit).... I understand that the rest of the equipment is needed to produce the finished product.

But I must say, I am completely amazed still after 7 years how much business the Hedge trimmer rakes in. I was thinking to get a pro-model, then I saw the movie "A Man Named Pearl". Where this Auto-didactic gentleman created a Topiary garden that rivaled gardens worldwide...... WITH A HOME OWNER HEDGE TRIMMER.
I'd feel like I over-spent, if this hs45 wasn't so fast and effective.

Many outfits here, refuse to do hedges.... I run at them.
I charge $60 per hour for a $500 pieced of equipment, that is constantly requested. I see that people are doing BOBCAT work for $60-$115 per hour.

... you get my drift ...
Thanks for your input ahead of time.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-11-2012, 10:59 AM
weeble67 weeble67 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Defiance Ohio
Posts: 284
I bought a used Ryan aerator, I have made so much money on the side with it. I paid for it the first year which was 6 years ago and have never done anything to it short of a rope for the pull starter and air in the tires. It's a Honda and I love it.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-11-2012, 02:11 PM
dKoester's Avatar
dKoester dKoester is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: yummytown
Posts: 2,853
My shovels are pretty good money makers. Planting is where its at.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-11-2012, 05:13 PM
MisterBreeze MisterBreeze is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Union County, NC
Posts: 74
I don't mind trimming hedges either but picking up the clippings is a PITA especially in pinestraw.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-11-2012, 05:17 PM
cpllawncare's Avatar
cpllawncare cpllawncare is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 2,647
Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterBreeze View Post
I don't mind trimming hedges either but picking up the clippings is a PITA especially in pinestraw.
That's why I have tarps!!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-11-2012, 05:18 PM
nickslawnltd nickslawnltd is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Grand Bend Ontario
Posts: 166
Backpack blowers for sure
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-11-2012, 05:21 PM
beano beano is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 388
Also bought a used Ryan areator and have made a killing off of it!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-11-2012, 05:36 PM
lawnprosteveo's Avatar
lawnprosteveo lawnprosteveo is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Tulsa
Posts: 1,933
My leaf equipment. Two blowers and a leaf loader. Its really helped my leaf removal income.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-12-2012, 08:50 AM
joee0914's Avatar
joee0914 joee0914 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Morris, New Jersey
Posts: 112
Stihl Chainsaw by far... easily brought in a couple of thousand by itself last year.
__________________
~High Mountain Landscaping, LLC~
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-12-2012, 09:10 AM
Tizzy Tizzy is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 376
by far my stihl MS460. that thing cleaned house last year with the hurricane and the october snowstorm. i paid $900 for it in august by christmas i had done nearly 15K in work with it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:57 AM.

Page generated in 0.08289 seconds with 7 queries