New settup

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by jaybow, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. jaybow

    jaybow LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mi
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    Here is my setup for my first season.I have since removed the big wood box and replaced it with a plastic tool box made by stanely.The wood was just to darn heavy.

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  2. Matts lawn care

    Matts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
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    Looks great. Hows the Quick 36 holding up?
     
  3. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Nice rig. The tool rack looks like the one I made a while ago.
     
  4. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    nice setup looks good.
     
  5. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 LawnSite Senior Member
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    wow all that stuff looks new, must ask, how much did that whole set-up cost you....i started little by little and bought somthing new as i went , but it must be nice having all thats tuff right out of the gate, minus having to pay for it, any-way looks good , very profesonial, have fun and make lots of $$$$$$$$$$$$$
     
  6. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
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    that is a nice setup, congratulations.
     
  7. jaybow

    jaybow LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mi
    Posts: 1,084

    Yes most everything is new except the still equipment on the rack bought it used on ebay.Tried to find good used equipment but it can be tough sometimes.Anyways thanks for the positive feedback guys I've seen guys take alot of heat for starting off with alot of new stuff before.But Right now im still working a good paying job atleast for a little longer.But hopefully will be able to survive with mowing,thatching,sod,and any other landscape work I may be able to tackle when job folds.If not I will try to work nights until I secure enough accounts.This fall I hope to be able to bid on a couple smaller commercial accounts.Trying to be focused,professional,and persistant and I know it will payoff in the end.I wont stop untill I succeed or wear myself out.:weightlifter:
     
  8. jaybow

    jaybow LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mi
    Posts: 1,084

    Hey how do you like the billygoat walk behind?They go for a pretty low price if im not mistaken.
     
  9. jaybow

    jaybow LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mi
    Posts: 1,084

    Probably got about 5000 invested in the trailer and equipment.I got the stihl equipment on ebay for less than half what it would cost new between 100 and 130 each peace.Crapsman blower and trimmer about 100 each(waste of money)I now know this.Quick 36 samarai with 16 horse kaw I think was around 2300 wich I am impressed with the quality for the price.Only thing about it is its not a skid steer but that has advantages and disadvantages.They are hydro just a differential type turns pretty easy just requires a little more arm work.Probly less maintenance than a belt type mower wich still cost more in most cases.21" LAWNBOY was 199.I paid 1100 for the trailer.I may pickup a 22" bluebird dethatcher for 1075 does that sound about right.I thought it sounded a little cheaper than most places ive seen.Expensive stuff but I want to be fast professional and do a nice job and be taken seriously.
     
  10. jaybow

    jaybow LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mi
    Posts: 1,084

    Yeah GREENTOUCH makes a nice one but I could use the 90 bucks on something else.Plus this one will work just as good.I will just take it:walking: off and paint it black or red to match.
     

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