If you were just starting out in the applications business all over again, what equipment would you purchase from the start? Would you buy one of the ride-on spreaders, that spray liquid and granular or would you go with a 200 gallon tank system? Or mabye even a liquid ride-on only machine? If so what brands of equipment are good and what would you stay away from. Can you get by with doing all liquid applications? I have seen some companies that I swear have never used granular, is this the best and most cost effective way to go? My brother is thinking of starting a applications business in VA, so I am trying to gather some information for him. Basicly what I am asking is if you were to start from scratch and already had a 2000 F350 what would you buy to be the most profitable company you could be. I will be investing some of my money and don't want to make a mistake.