Gear I'm thinking about starting with

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by smullen, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. smullen

    smullen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    So, I've been tossing around the idea of starting up for myself... Most becasue I am tired of working for someone else and have always wanted to run my own gig...

    As I've posted before, I worked for an LCO for 4 + years in the past. Also I have two close friends that have each ran their own operations for 5+ years and are doing pretty decent... I have worked here and there for them on the side, when I wanted Extra cash and they had extra work..

    Here is a list of the gear I'm really looking at starting with...

    32" Encore ProSeries WB (will fit in most backyards)
    (generic pushmower for yards a WB won't fit)
    Stihl Trimmer FS 110 R
    Stihl Blower, either Backpack Blower BR 600 or Handheld BG 85

    The reason I'm kinda set on the above is, I've used both Encore and Stihl in the past in a commerical capacity and got along with them...

    The truck I'd be using till I can get smething bigger is 96 GMC Sonoma Extended Cab 4.3L...

    I know my towing capacity is limited, so, I'll get a smaller trailer with a drop gate for now... Till I can afford a bigger truck and a bigger mower...

    I'm saving my cash up now and should be able to get the above gear for bout 3Grand...

    I want to save up and pay for everything cash and keep my debt down.... Trying not to do the credit game except for emergencys....

    Now I need to think of a name and come up with some marketing ideas... I plan to do this part time, till I get a decent customer base or something happens at my current job..
     
  2. atv220chris

    atv220chris LawnSite Member
    Posts: 118

    is your sonoma 2wd or 4
     
  3. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Sounds like you are headed in the right direction. Good luck!
     
  4. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,930

    payupYoure smart to pay cash for stuff...Grow your business slow and steady...payments suck! especially if we it a slowdown.
     
  5. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,102

    This thread is 3 years old
     
  6. jdmcat

    jdmcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 439

    two and a half
     
  7. barefeetny

    barefeetny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 533

    the original poster hasn't posted since 05


    wonder if he made it
     

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