My property is a 1/4 mile off the road and I'm entertaining the idea of asphalt. I have seen asphalt equipment for sale and was thinking I could purchase the paver, use it and then sell it. I've watched someone use one, its pretty simple and I could get the hang of it pretty quick. I'm not doing a parking lot, its a straight shot. Dump and pave. If I pay $10k-$15k for this machine and sell it for that, or even 50-75% of that, I'm saving substantial money. I haven't gotten a quote yet but.... 1/4 mile = 1,320 feet @4" = 195 tons + compaction maybe we'll be around 250 tons 250 tons X $45 ton = $11,250 + some other work I'll do, I'm looking at $25k covering this adventure and then selling the machine to recoup some cash. I would guess paying someone to do this will come in around $50k. Why not?