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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by chadslawncare, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,223

    i have seen MULTIPLE people fail in this business by doing this exact same thing, get all excited, buy 50-60k worth of equipment with little to no work to cover the payments, hoping to pick up more clients right away only to fall flat on their faces and sell it all.

    the smart thing to do is start small, start slow, and work your way up the ladder, only buy things when you need them not because you want them.
     
  2. beamslawnservice

    beamslawnservice LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    +1 great advice
     
  3. M RASCOE&SONS

    M RASCOE&SONS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,475

    :drinkup: :drinkup:
     
  4. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,519

    Agreed however i wish you the best of luck....
     
  5. jntaylor

    jntaylor LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    Well said!^^^

    His equipment and truck is nicer than many established LCO's. I'm afraid we might see a "package deal" or "liquidation sale" ad in the equipment and marketplace section next year.
     
  6. slave2lawns

    slave2lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    Yeah GOLD PRO brings up a good point. I dont wanna bring you down but maybe this will somehow give you more of an incentive to strive and prove everyone wrong. Best of luck.
     
  7. SNAPPER MAN

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    Has it occurred to any of you guys that some people go into this business with capital and have a very well planned out business plan. Not everyone wants to start with a 21 just doing lawns. Some people actually have studied and planned out everything. Not saying this guy has but it is defiantly a possibility.
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  8. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,223

    thats irrelevent, he has 50-60k in new equipment and only has 10 lawns, i highly doubt those 10 lawns are bringing in enough money to cover his payments right now. i didnt say he had to use push mowers but their is nothing wring with a decient used trailer,truck and 48-52 used walkbehind, then upgrade as the years pass when you pick up more work and make more money.
     
  9. eatonpcat

    eatonpcat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,636

    Not such a good plan Snapper Man....He paid more for his f150 gasser than you did for your f250 diesel. I think he's in over his head...We will see!!
     
  10. M RASCOE&SONS

    M RASCOE&SONS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,475

    if say my brother wanted to get into the biz and had 60 grand to spend to get started i would have suggested a used dump in the 10 to 15 grand range ,and then a used zturn like the toro dlawns just sold in the 5 grand range.i would have also pointed out a couple of used dual axle trailers for 2 grand and a set of new echo hand helds for 1 grand .for another 2 grand you got a used leaf sucker.so for 25 grand on the high side your good to go ,and you then have 35 grand in the bank for working capital to cover biz insurance taxes etc.
     

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