Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by sowstrong, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. sowstrong

    sowstrong LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 9

    I currently work for a friend of mine in the business. He has a pretty small rig: 5x10 open trailer, 36" scag w/b, 21" mower, and misc. He carries all of this on the back of a 95 jeep grand cherokee. I am going to be getting a 1/2 ton truck very soon and I was going to offer him the option of putting all of his equipment in the back of my truck and let me use it for a few days a week. I think this could work because he mows 3-4 days a week. I could use his stuff on the other 2 days and he has his trailer and vehicle free to do other jobs.
    I was wondering what kind of percentage per lawn I might could get by using my truck and labor with his equipment.
    He knows that I am an honest worker and that I am not in the position to buy all of the equipment+ truck this season to start working for myself. If this set up works, I might be able to have enough money to start next season when I move away to college (I'll have no competition with him.)
    What are y'lls thoughts on this type of agreement and how much more money do y'll think I could get out of it?
  2. oslo

    oslo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    sounds like a disaster in the making
  3. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 390

    DITTO i agree
  4. sowstrong

    sowstrong LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 9

    Well, could you tell me why it sounds so disasterous? None of this is concrete so I am game for all of the criticism you have. It does not hurt to ask questions.
  5. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    Money and friendship don't mix. That is what the others are saying I think.

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