I'd kill myself before Id do something that foolish. 30-50k in equipment is either going to blow a huge hole in your savings or your looking at 1000-1500 a month in payments. Then comes fuel repairs insurance and registration and property taxes a bunch of other nickle and dime things that add up quickly. Then there is the crew lets assume 2 men each will expect 25-30k a year plus then there are the costs of employing them and in my case its plus 20% so now your looking at 90-100k a year. So you need to find them a lot more work since you can not justify going through all this to lose money or break even. But most companies here see 5-20% profit margins yes there are some solo guys who count there income and claim much larger but employees tend to drive that number down big time. So say your profit from a crew was 10% how much do you need them to gross before you pay off 50k to outfit them? And mind you those are your numbers my set ups are 80k plus. If you were grossing 100k a year off the crew and had a 10% profit it would still take you half a mill gross and 5 years to break even.