start up cost

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jsfrk, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. jsfrk

    jsfrk LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 126

    What is a good amount to start of a new lco business?
     
  2. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,905

    I'd say it depends on your goals... Have you written them down? I've got about $8600 in my equip. Got details?
     
  3. jsfrk

    jsfrk LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 126

    I dont' have anything yet. But I want to buy all new equipment. Trailer, Mower, etc. I'll probably get a walk behind.

    I also want to irrigation and other types of landscaping, besides just mowing.
     
  4. SERRICO

    SERRICO LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 94

    TRAILER 7x10 - $1200
    21" MOWER (COMMERCIAL) - $1100
    36" WALK BEHIND - $2500
    BLOWER - $350
    TRIMMER - $350
    EDGER - $350

    These are what I have now. I started this yr.
    Ofcourse, I added trailer and walk b. later after big account.
    Now I'm looking into riding ztr for commercial (1-14 acres properties).
     
  5. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Then be prepared to spend ehat I spent and then some...jsfrk
     
  6. turftammer

    turftammer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    when I first started at 13 yr old it was a murray pushmowerr,homelite trimmer,misc. for about $200 but my current set up of trailer,ztr,walkbehind,commercial 21'',trimmers,edger,blowers,hedgetrimmers,polesaw,chainsaws,,aerator,fertilizer spreader,misc fertilizer equip, and then some ,I would have to say that I have about 13k in just what I have listed but I got some good deals on some of this equipment
     
  7. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,565

    Serrico might want to inform you that a walk-behind for the mid-2,000 dollar range will be a belt drive unit.

    I am never gonna recommend a belt drive. Go hydro. About a grand more and worth every penny.
     
  8. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    serrico, you pull this equipment around by hand?
     
  9. imalandscper

    imalandscper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    13000 is the most so far? i have 6400 just in one of my mowers. and that was a good deal
     
  10. sharpcutter

    sharpcutter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 87

    dont forget about the insurance for the truck and liability for the business. Should also insure the equipment, especially if your going to buy all new.
     

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