for all you new guys with equipment ???s

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by barefeetny, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. barefeetny

    barefeetny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 533

    in another thread i got off on a rant about how a lot of guys who are just starting off tend to overspend /overreach at the start

    I post this only as an option... if you want to spend twice as much 5x the amount thats your biz

    but as opposed to thinking a 6000 dollar mower will make or break you...take a little look at what i came up with quickly to get you enough equitpment to get you started for 6000$

    if you fail you can probably recoup at least 75% of your inital investment
    this was quick and i'm sure someone who was trying harder could come in even lower

    just for hahahas i figured i would try to back up my claim for a 6000 dollar complete newcomer setup...just so noone thought i was crazy and just spouting random numbers

    i used E-Bay
    craiglist
    and the home depot

    600$ 36 inch scag.... i looked at this one last season
    http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/grd/571481860.html

    900 14 foot trailer really looks ok
    http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/grd/571402857.html

    2000 1990? f250 v8 4x4 with plow
    http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/car/571791122.html

    235 redmax eb7000 backpack blower
    http://cgi.ebay.com/REDMAX-EB7000-BA...QQcmdZViewItem

    77.95 shipping included 2 string trimmer holder for trailer
    http://cgi.ebay.com/2-WEEDEATER-TRIM...QQcmdZViewItem

    199. brand new echo 210

    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...3+90401+528376

    199. brand new echo pe200 edger
    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...ctId=100049190


    299. Toro Walk Power Mower with 22 In. deck, 6.5 TP and Variable Speed Front Wheel Drive, CARB Compliant Model 20086
    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...egoryID=527106

    Total cost

    4509.95
    plus 315.63 tax

    4825.58 leaves 1174.42


    1174.42 for gas cans, shovels, rakes, extra blades,tarp, grease gun, ect

    if you were handy there was a 48" bobcat that needed cleaning up for 300.


    So i may have missed some essentials like a toolbox and tools, and gloves and a lot of small stuff that can add up... i honestly think you can jump into this biz for less then 6000 as a complete noob with nothing. get your feet wet... sink or swim and get most of your money back if it dosn't work. all this stuff was found less then 100 miles away without really looking more then a day or two into the past postings. if you allready had a truck -2000 i even got a plow for winter work

    hope you all enjoyed... this was fun

    Nate
     
  2. you must be really bored waiting for spring.
     
  3. cspaugh

    cspaugh LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    WOW, so when do you start? just messing around, that is good info.
     
  4. barefeetny

    barefeetny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 533

    slaphappy from pushing slush all day

    but seriously i think you could start up and outfit your solo biz for the price of one big z
     
  5. barefeetny

    barefeetny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 533

    i'm already outfitted

    but its nice to know i could start a another truck for cheap

    if only someone will explain workers comp on the cheap
     
  6. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,578

    couldnt get some of your links to work, might be helpful for some of the noobs wanting to start.
     
  7. barefeetny

    barefeetny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 533

    that sucks

    home depot is easy enough

    e bay blows

    nate
     
  8. BUCKEYE MOWING

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,169

    is it spring yet ??? LOL ...nice work
     

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