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Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Greenday LLC, Aug 27, 2013.
How much did you spend on your first set up? Including your truck.
If your referring to everything needed to get a good healthy start in lawn care to include truck for my first start up. I'd say in the ball park of $10,000. I've always had several trucks all of which paid for. Majority of start up cost at least for me was mower because I don't skimp out of cheap stuff. Now I have all kinds of stuff. Lol.
My first setup cost me about 12k.
My first was about 6,000.
I have a new bobcat 48" walk behind I bought this year as a package to get a good deal. Will sell!
Sadly I did not have a very good set up:
Old John Deere Tractor
Boat Trailer w/tilt - converted it
Walmart weed whacker
20 Accounts 1st season
PB 500 backpack blower-$300
Used 6x12 trailer (great shape)-$800
Used Gravely Pro 1336 120ish hours-$1800
Green Touch Trimmer Rack 4 slot with support kit-$300ish
Shindaiwa t242 stick edger-$300
Thinking on spending 25k, 13k on truck and 12k on equipment. Do you think this is to much?
too much unless youve up a ton of work. 13 on a new mowing startup for a truck is alot. you can get a nice used 1500/2500 of any brand for under 10. imo its a waste to spend over 10 on first truck especially when you dont have a ton of work. Use the other money towards advertising and keep as much money for rainy days/future equipment purchases and repairs.
Our starting setup was under 5k. We already had a one ton dump but with the setup we had we could have used a ranger sized pickup or a 1500. Just remember the bigger the truck the larger the costs are to operate/maintain it.
36" walkbehind = 1200
10 year old pick em up truck = 4000
new kombi hand helds approx. (head 350 blower 100 weedeater 100 edger 100) = 650
push mower = 250
nice utility trailer = 1000
$7100 economy set up.