$10,000 - free, what would you do?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by studentlawn, May 31, 2003.

  1. studentlawn

    studentlawn LawnSite Member
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    Your a lawn service, you have little or no equipment. You earn a $10,000 grant. What equipment would you buy, what kind and why. Right my LCO might be facing this. We need to know what are the best ZTR mowers for the money along with trailors, mabye other essential equipment, advertising? You tell me how you would invest it in your company. Right now we have 35 residential lawns but we are looking to move towards commercial.

    Sam Ginnis
  2. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 871

    Trailer open 6*14 or thereabouts - $1000
    Turf Tracer HP 52" - $5300
    Metro 32" - $2100
    Redmax 7001 blower - $500
    Good trimmer - $300

    I think I spent $9200. With the other $800, a roll of trimmer line, all various hand tools, eye protection, $60 for peltour worktunes for ear protection, trailer registration, and oh yeah, sulky or pro-slide.

    Now you're full in business, I would take out a personal loan from somewhere, somehow to get liability insurance, pricing varies by your area.

  3. Mike Bradbury

    Mike Bradbury LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 493

    Slit seeder
    Sod cutter
    rear tine tiller
    power rake

    Would have to be used to get them all. Dang good money makers. Lot better hourly than mowing. Get all those referalls from the mow guys that don't seed :)
  4. cmarkma

    cmarkma LawnSite Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4

    where can you get a grant like that? Please email me and let me know. Thanks.

  5. lightninglawncare

    lightninglawncare LawnSite Member
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  6. henrich

    henrich LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    That grant sounds interesting, let me know some particulars, my email address is: henrich@midlands.net
    I am interested is doing a study that I will share with you when you correspond with me. Gayle
  7. AndrewE

    AndrewE LawnSite Member
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  8. McGuane's Landscaping

    McGuane's Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    I'd also be interested in knowing how you got that grant.
    I'm starting next spring myself.

  9. MT Lawn Care

    MT Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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  10. rhockjr

    rhockjr LawnSite Member
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