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LawnSite Give-Away - -Post To Win

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Sean Adams, Mar 14, 2003.

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  1. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,597

    We would like to introduce a great new opportunity for the LawnSite Community - A Monthly Give Away. Each month one of the sponsors or participating companies at the site will provide something of their choice for the community.

    In order to be eligible for the contest, you must respond to a specific thread started by the administrators at the site. By responding to the thread, a ticket with your name will go into "a hat". There will be only one response per member and there will be one winner each month. We also ask that no other comments be made about another member's response. ONE POST PER MEMBER.

    WE CHAPPS, a long time sponsor of the site, will be donating this month's LawnSite Give Away. WE CHAPPS designs and manufactures quality commercial landscaper and equipment accessories. They offer the Green Industry various products to answer many of the problems professionals in this industry face. Product Lines include: Mesh Debris Bags, String Trimmer Chapps, Equipment Covers, Chemical Spray wear, UL Chainsaw Gear, Hedge Trimmer Chapps, Neck/Ear Sun Protection, OEM Brand Name Mesh Bags and Equipment Covers, Custom Print Mesh Mower Bags, Company T-shirts and much more.

    For this month's LS Give Away, W.E. Chapps is offering your choice of two packages. Their newest product: The Grass Handler - a true OCDC-like mulcher that attaches on most Walk-Behind, Zero Turn, Riding and Stand-On Mowers. It has a special LawnSite retail price of $299.95. Or your choice of any of the other products they offer totaling $299.95. See photos and read more about The Grass Handler mulcher at www.wechapps.com/home/Misc_Chapps/G...dler___bag.html or visit www.wechapps.com . to see all of the other professional products that they offer.

    Remember, in order to have a chance to win, you must respond to the Give Away Thread started by the administration. Also, you can only enter once, no exceptions. If you have any questions, please email sean@lawnsite.com.

    The following is the question you must answer in order to be elligible to win:

    If you were given $50,000 cash that you did not have to pay back and you had one week to spend this money on your business only, how would you spend the money?

    Please remember, one post per member, and do not comment on how others answer this question!

    Posted by Sponsor W.E. Chapps one week after the start of the contest:

    One week has gone by since the beginning of the 1st Lawn Site Give Away and the participation has been tremendous to date. W.E. want to Thank all of you that have taken part in the Give Away and to encourage all who haven't to enter and show the Manufacturers in the Green Industry what a powerful force and the unique unity that the LS community has.

    The responses have been Great! Real serious answers have been given about the choices and the directions that you want to take your companies and ultimately the future of you, your family, and your employees. W.E. salute your determination, sharing of information and humor.

    The grass is just now beginning to grow. W.E. wish each and every one of you a Safe and Successful Season. This is our 15th year of designing and manufacturing Landscaper and Equipment Accessories. W.E. make products that are designed specifically for daily commercial use. Good luck in being the winner of The Grass Handler - the true slide plate mulcher - or your choice of $299.95 worth of our products.

    You can call us toll free 800-816-2427 or email us anytime safety@wechapps.com with your questions, comments or suggestions. Our door is open to you. And always remember...W.E. can help you cut it!

  2. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    If I was given 50k with this week to spend it on my business, without a doubt, I would spend it on land. Enough land for a facility large enough to handle the size business I want to eventually run.

    Real estate is always a solid investment. With the interest rates where they are now, it just makes sense to take most of the 50k and use it as a down payment.

    Most of us landscapers are in the same boat when it comes to our limited size workshops or garages. To a great extent we are limited to how much our business can expand by the size of our facility. Not many of us has 50k to put down on a morgage for a new facility with enough left over to cover the monthly payments. Especially with land prices increasing 10-15% in my area.

    Some might say rent a large facility, and put the money toward trucks and equipment. However, to rent a facility large enough to handle the size business I want to have would not be economically sound. To have to pay 10k - 15k per year in rent and have nothing to show for in 15-30 years, no thanks, I'll stay smaller until I can afford that 50k down payment.

    Ah yes, if you gave me one week to find the land to put my landscaping facility on, I would visit every realtor in town.

    Who knows, maybe I'll hit the lottery?

    K Dostillio
  3. above all

    above all LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    50k to spend, Easy, buy more land. Then i can dump my clippings, mulch, and turn our "moon dust" dirt, into useful soil by working my "mulch" into this acid based soil.
  4. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,956

    Above all

    Mulch and clippings will only make acid soil more acid.

    50K Last time I said a new Isuzu spray truck. This Time I will say a new E-100 van with all the irrigation parts stocked in custom bins. A lap top computer with portable printer. I would use this for repair service only no contractor new installs. This is the one area of my business that could be greatly improved upon. Yes I have an irrigation License.
  5. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,074

    50K that we don't have to pay back, Land and Lumber and Taxes.:D
  6. LawnPro in NC

    LawnPro in NC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 101

    A new 2003 Chevy 2500, and with the 10.00 I hjave left I would buy gas.
  7. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    I would spend the $ on a new small truck and trailer, a 21" trim mower , 48" exmark W/b , redmax 7001 blower, trimmer racks ,
    blower rack, weedeater, stick edger,and GPS. than I could send out another crew to make more $.

    TOTALLAWN OF KY LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    i would dominate northern ky and put a hurt on scotts and tru green hahahahah im already allup n thereass now but i have not the resouces to runum outa town yet
    maybe next season mahahaha!!!
  9. mudnthundr

    mudnthundr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    I'd have to say I'd buy a new 2003 F-350 Turbo Diesel Extended Cab, Short Box, Ford. I'd also put a V plow on the front. That way I could use the truck both for pullin' my mowing trailer and also add another truck to my fleet for plowing snow. Now I know all that would probably cost more than 50k.....but that'd be a real nice down payment.
  10. Ryan Lightning

    Ryan Lightning LawnSite Senior Member
    from CA
    Posts: 554

    I would buy a new truck!
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