Need some recommendations

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by SNT LANDSCAPING, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. SNT LANDSCAPING

    SNT LANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
    from CANADA
    Posts: 7

    I am just starting and need some input on what kind of truck I should buy. I am buying used in the $10,000 - $25,000 range and I will need to pull a 3.5 ton dump trailer and ride on mower.
     
  2. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    What is your scope of work? What do you do mostly?
     
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,794

    Why would you want go into 25k worth of debt on a startup business?

    I'm a firm believer in paying cash unless you absolutely have to.
     
  4. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    I agree. A 10k truck will do the trick... heck you can even buy an isuzu cabover w/ less than a 100k for 7-9k.
     
  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    You should be able to find a good truck (pick-up, dump truck, or cab over) for under $10 grand if you know where to look. I dont see a need to go into that much debt right off the bat like others are saying! Start small and let the business grow and then grow your equipment to match the needs of the business! JMO
     
  6. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,000

    Far as I know get a used 1ton truck. Case solved.
     

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