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Old 06-17-2014, 08:30 PM
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I would buy ctl and rent ex if given a choice. Reason being is you always seem to need whatever size ex you don't own lol
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Amen to that!
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:01 PM
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I would buy ctl and rent ex if given a choice. Reason being is you always seem to need whatever size ex you don't own lol
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I use my Ex 4 times as much as my skid steer. Never really needed a smaller on although a bigger one would have been nice sometimes.LOL
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:05 PM
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Both are nice to have but I find myself wishing I had an excavator to do a job with instead of a skid steer.
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:05 PM
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CTL is first on my list, since I need one to run my sandbag attachment.

I've convinced myself that buying new is not the best financial decision. Been searching machinery trader, united rentals etc.. For a Tak TL140 w/ cab. Found a few a better price range. Found a bunch of TL130s, but I think that may be too small. Local united rentals has an 07' TL140 w/ cab for $26k and will include a brush cutter they have 4sale. Going chat with them 2morrow.

Just don't see it being a good business decision jump into a $1k month machine note.
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:32 PM
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Just don't see it being a good business decision jump into a $1k month machine note.
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That pretty much means you have no buisness then. Not trying too be rude but a 1000.00 a month is chump change doing the kinda work you are describing. I usually get 1000.00 a day for the skid and rotary cutter. Ex and mulcher even more. At some point you have too get serious about this. It took me several years too get over payment shock.LOL
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:44 PM
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isnt that less than your rental bill per month?
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:48 PM
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That pretty much means you have no buisness then. Not trying too be rude but a 1000.00 a month is chump change doing the kinda work you are describing. I usually get 1000.00 a day for the skid and rotary cutter. Ex and mulcher even more. At some point you have too get serious about this. It took me several years too get over payment shock.LOL
Yea the payment shock sucks. Lol

I am serious about this, that's why I've made some changes company wise. My wife is due Aug 4th for our second child. I've decided to let her quit her job and stay home with our two sons. She will do bookwork etc for me also.
So I'm aquiring a few new bills(her vehicle note & now an $900/month health insurance).

I plan to pay off the used machine quickly and build up to purchasing a new machine and keep the used one as a backup second machine.
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:07 PM
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Look at it this way, for $1000 a month how many days do you have to work the machines?
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:32 PM
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J, one of the best pieces of biz advice a mentor ever gave me was, don't hire your wife. I know your position, so if you want to stay married make it as short and sweet as possible. For your sanity!
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:08 AM
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Thanks for all the advice fellas.
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