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Getting started with equipment

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by PPLMike, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. PPLMike

    PPLMike LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    Would some of the verterans around here explain how they got started?

    Right now, I've got a 36" toro w/b mower, a regular self propelled 21" mower for tight spots, and an echo blower and trimmer.

    I'm looking at my next investment in equpiment being an edger. A number of people said they would love to hire me if I had one.

    What else should I be looking at getting in the near future, and in what order of importance?

  2. PPLMike

    PPLMike LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    Oh, I forgot to mention that I have a 64 oz. Kum & Go Mug. :D
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    i started with a 50" wb, crapsman blower and trimmer. then as i could afford it/and stuff breaking down, i bought commercial gear. Now i've got a Echo PB-750 blower, shindaiwa DH22 hedge clipper and someone gave me a free homelite trimmer (still hasn't died in 3 years). My next purchase will be shindaiwa trimmer. The commercial stuff is expensive, but is well worth it for the reliability and strength over homeowner stuff.

    other than that i picked up hand tools, landscaping buckets, wheel barrows, rakes, shovels, etc as i needed them for jobs.
  4. SpudsM15

    SpudsM15 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 627

    don't forget about insurance!

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