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First set up

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Greenday LLC, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Greenday LLC

    Greenday LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    I now plan on using my truck ( 2011 Toyota Tacoma 4X4 ) reducing total start up to around 10K
     
  2. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

    What's your eqipment list?
     
  3. Greenday LLC

    Greenday LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    (1) Toyota Tacoma 2011 4x4
    (1) Stihl FS90 Trimmer
    (1) Stihl MS180C Chain Saw
    (1) Hasqvarna DRT 17" Roto Tiller
    (1) Mantis Tiller
    (1) Hasgvarna 125B hand held blower
    Below is what I will be purchasing for $10,500
    (1) Husqvarna 54" PZ54 24.5 HP Kawasaki Engine Zero Turn Lawn Mower
    (3) Husqvarna 323L String Trimmers
    (2) Husqvarna 350BT Backpack Blowers
    (2) Husqvarna 122HD45 Hedge Trimmers
    (1) Husqvarna 455 Rancher Chain Saw
    (1) Set of String Trimmer Racks (holds 3)
    (1) 6 x 12 Utility Trailer with Dove Tail Lift Gate[/I][/B]
     
  4. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

    Why do you want husky so bad?
     
  5. Greenday LLC

    Greenday LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    (1) Toyota Tacoma 2011 4x4
    (1) Stihl FS90 Trimmer
    (1) Stihl MS180C Chain Saw
    (1) Hasqvarna DRT 17" Roto Tiller
    (1) Mantis Tiller
    (1) Hasgvarna 125B hand held blower
    Below is what I will be purchasing for $10,500
    (1) Husqvarna 54" PZ54 24.5 HP Kawasaki Engine Zero Turn Lawn Mower
    (3) Husqvarna 323L String Trimmers
    (2) Husqvarna 350BT Backpack Blowers
    (2) Husqvarna 122HD45 Hedge Trimmers
    (1) Husqvarna 455 Rancher Chain Saw
    (1) Set of String Trimmer Racks (holds 3)
    (1) 6 x 12 Utility Trailer with Dove Tail Lift Gate[/I][/B]
     
  6. Greenday LLC

    Greenday LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

  7. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,204

    Ya after looking at the msrp of $9700 on the mower, that's a good deal. Question is, is he far from you and do you have to take it to him for waranty work? I would suggest getting the grass collection unit and see if he can exchange a trimmer for a good edger.
     
  8. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,984

    $0.

    I already had everything to trim, edge, mow, blow, and go because I had to do my own property.

    Jeep TJ unlimited
    20" push
    42" JD LT 180
    line trimmer
    hand held blower
    4x8 trailer
     
  9. TML

    TML LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 821

    I have owned trucks whole life. I already had a chevy 2500 and would have it regardless of the business.
    I had a JD x300 sold it and bought exmark Metro for what I sold JD for.

    Traded a mint 12' aluminum snowmobile trailer for a mint 3500lbs drop axel built trailer w trimmer racks.

    I did buy a Husquvarna 223l and BP blower from jackssmallengins. My homeowner trimmer was shot and needed a new one anyway.

    I had all the hand tools needed and Husquvarna 350 chainsaw for firewood.

    I'd say $300 for the blower and $220 for a Packem grass catcher as well as $300 for a Echo HT 152 hedge trimmer all of which I had jobs for prior to buying.
     
  10. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,259

    First set up was spring 2003

    Truck 98 ram cost $14,000
    Trailer custom built 2003 cost $4,000
    2003 Lazerz with trac vac $10,000
    2003 Metro wb with velky and side bagger $3,500
    2003 2 br400s and 2 shin 231s $1,250
    gas cans tool box $150

    So $32,900

    What a difference a decade makes now my 2 fleet trucks cost $60,000 and $65,000 apiece.
     

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