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Need Advice!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jccordes2, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. jccordes2

    jccordes2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    I am thinking of purchasing a used '98 Bobcat Skid, 773 for $10500. I am excavating for a garage to store future lawncare/landscaping equip. I plan on going full time lawn/landscaping next spring. The question is should I purchase this Bobcat now and avoid paying $2 to $3K in excavation fee's and put that money towards a Bobcat assuming I'll need one for future jobs.? I have had (2) landscape jobs already this summer (Block retaining wall) and ( small excavation ) that I have needed to rent a Bobcat which has already costed $1100 in rental fee's.

    or, should I wait and see If I'll really need one for the landsaping portion of the business. I also have to purchase 1 or 2 new mowers this fall or next spring.

    any advice would be great, or past experiences?

    thanks in advance

  2. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,915

    I'd spend the money on the skid-steer before I spent it on mowers. Much better return from the skid-steer investment.
  3. jccordes2

    jccordes2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    thanks Randy,

    are you in the landsape business? or Lawncare? or both?

  4. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 657

    buy the skid they are really handy maybe do a lil snow with them i found mine handy for that
  5. EastTnLC

    EastTnLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    Yup, I would go ahead and buy it. Look at this way you could also get the BrushCat and add BushHogging to your services. Just a thought.

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