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additional income

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bandito, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. bandito

    bandito LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Here is my situation,im retired but need some additional income.is it possible to make (ballpark figures)800-1000 dollars a month doing side jobs with a tractor.such as mowing large lots,fields,digging post holes,tilling gardens.i do not have a tractor as of yet,i would like to get a new holland tc45 but cant justify spending that much just for these off and on jobs as per i would be makeing the payment and break even leaving myself nothing.any ideas on what type compact tractor to invest in & is it possible depending upon how much time and effort i put into this venture to make that 800-1000 dollar mark per month.
     
  2. Highpoint

    Highpoint LawnSite Member
    Posts: 153

    Dude, we do that in hours sometimes. Go for it. Start with a used unit OR check into a brand new with warrenty and special financing. Really, the hardest part will be finding the jobs. Good Luck.:)
     
  3. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Posts: 1,237

    If all you had was a shovel, you could make $1000 with about 35 man-hours. Add a machine and you'll spend less time getting to that mark. Of course now you have to pay for the tractor and the implements, gas, oil etc. See where I am going with this?
    It just depends on how much time you want to spend and how much you want to invest in terms of equipment.
    BUT...it can be done!
     

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