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New Beginning's - ARPI photo tour

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ARP, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,510

    Well, after just graduating college and having my company pick up steam after being in business just a little over a year now, I thought I would start sharing pics of what I do. I certainly enjoy seeing everyone else's stories told through photos so I thought I would start contributing a little bit on here :waving: I've got a bunch of photos from last year that I will post as time allows, but I thought I would start with some photos of new equipment.

    So for your viewing pleasure, may I introduce "The Beast" (or insert other witty name here :rolleyes:). She is currently on a Rent-Own program (so no one can call me out *trucewhiteflag*), that I hope to convert to a ownership program in 1.5-3 months depending on work load. She starts her first job this Monday clearing storm damage from ROWs an hour north of my home.

    Enjoy and thanks for looking! Hopefully I will have many more photos to share in the coming year.





    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    NICE rent to own?
    what % do they do that at?
  3. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,454

    NICE........keep 'em coming. RTO is a smart way to go.......
  4. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,758

    VERY sweet setup. You will really like that machine. I'm jealous but alas, I work in the rock most of the time.
  5. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    Thats a very nice setup you have there. Nice truck too:weightlifter:

    Now go get that machine dirty!
  6. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,510

    Haha- the machine is already dirty. Right after I took that photo I took into the woods for 2 hours and got mud on it. Can't show up at the new job lookin too clean right?:rolleyes:

    RTO was a great deal for me- the dealership I am working with is taking 100% of my payments (excluding sales tax) for up to 3 months and converting them to the necessary down payment on the machine.

    I'm excited to get going finally. Thanks for the comments and keep em coming!
  7. Treemow

    Treemow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 291

    Nice PJ trailer. I have one and it has been excellent. Good luck in all your endeavors.
  8. Construct'O

    Construct'O LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Sw Iowa
    Posts: 1,387

    RTO was how i was able to get my first dozer 34 years ago !!!!!

    My rent was set up $2500 dollars a month,but if i went over 100 hours a month then it was like $25 an hour more over the 100 hours.

    Which added up,since i worked 7days a week,as long a days as i could.

    The good thing was that the payments also went 100% toward the machine purchase at the end of the rent term which was 1 year.So all those extra hours overtime didn't go to waste.

    The catch was that at the end of the year the machine went back to the dealer and you lost everything that you had paid in on it and your hard work!

    I figured since i didn't have anything to lose other then 1 year out of my life if i failed it was a good choice and at the time my only chance.Luckly everything worked out:dancing:

    My machine was new also and was the best thing,since it had warranty and very little downtime.It was a busy time then.Hopefully it will be for you also.Good luck:usflag:
  9. bobcatuser

    bobcatuser LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 350

    Good choice in equipment:drinkup: Now let's see some job pictures.
  10. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,510

    Thanks guys- I'm hoping everything works out as well. As Construct'O said, I got nothing to lose and with my personality, failure is not an option. Hopefully I'll get some good photos of the job this week. Supposed to be some interesting terrain...

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