I'm kind of new here and sort of new to the business. I've done a few lawns for the past 8 years that I've been doing since college. I've also done some landscaping and mulch for the same people. Well, with the birth of our second child, my wife is no longer working and I gotta make some extra cash to make end meet. So, I decided to take what I've already been doing and go to the next level. I'm a high school business ed and computer teacher full-time. That means my budget is very limited, so please keep this all in mind as you read below and make recommendations. I already have a Bobcat 48" w/b and a usable trim mower. I have $3,000 left to purchase the following: Pickup Truck Trimmer Edger Blower New/Extra blades Miscellaneous stuff I'm looking to do about 15 weekly lawns plus small landscape projects and mulch. I already have 3 lawns that I've been doing for several years and I am giving an estimate on another on Saturday. I also already have several landscape and mulch jobs lined up. But I still need the equipment listed above to do this right. What would you recommend for the lawn equipment? Keep in mind I need all of it for the jobs I've got and We're probably talking about $500-600 total for it all. I know that's not much but with buying the truck (see below) that's what I will have left. I'm not averse to buying cheaper grade stuff until I can pay our savings account back for the initial investment. After that, I plan to re-invest 50% of all profit back into the business. I was looking at a Toro with the interchangable attachments - mainly for trimmer and edger. I also looked at a Homelite (I know...) backpack blower. Seems like some of the handheld blowers I saw have more power though and cost less. Would any of these do for most or all of this 1 season to get rolling. How about the truck? I'm looking at a 85 GMC Sierra (305, 1/2 ton) that runs and looks brand new for $2400 or an 86 F-350 (351, 1 ton) w/ 10' flatbed for $700. The Ford will need some work to pass state inspection, the GMC will not. This is pretty much all I've found locally and can't afford to wait long to purchase something or I'll lose these landscape jobs and they are going to make me about $350 profit on each. I know it's long and a lot of questions, but I could really use some guidance from those more experienced than I. I want to do this right and I'm not some lowballing scrub. I don't do any jobs that bring me less than $40-60 per hour. That's about the going rate around here except for the really big companies, but my overhead and cost structure is much lower than theirs. Please help constructively. Thanks guys!