Too many motors

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by larryinalabama, May 16, 2008.

  1. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ive been gathering my equiptment this inorder to start my business, Im looking at all my stuff and thinking how in the world am I going to maintain all these engines.
    I looked at BCS 2 wheel tractors, but tthere attachments are targeting the AG industries.

    So my question is why doesnt someone make a machine that has multible uses. Im looking at a power rake and broom, but that means 2 more engines, and my gargue is already full??????? I know the Dingo has many attachments but no way I can afford one at this time.
     
  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    They dont all break at the same time! You will be fine. As you know, I use the Stihl Kombi which cuts down on engines to maintain, I have 2 mowers (40" and a 21") but also a power rake and a core aerator which are rarely used (Few times per year). So most of your maintenance will be coming from your daily use equipment like mowers and trimmers.

    BCS...that sucker is a beast. They have one at my dealer and I would love to have one.
     
  3. fourbybud

    fourbybud LawnSite Member
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  4. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks for the reply CGA, I hope your doing well. I have the TRoy-Built "kombi" interchangeable stuff. Cheap I know but its a backup and I seldom use the attachments, but they are handy. I have 2 rotors for my Brown bed edger, edging rotor and 7" trench rotor, I plan on buying a stump grinding rotor and a rotor that scrapes the ground for retaing block walls. I still need a rotortiller, thats why I was looking into BCS, if they had a power rake attachment I would seriously consider that purchase.
    I bought about 1/2 of my equiptment used, alot from Powertraade as you know, so no tellingwhat will break and when.
     
  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just clicket on and looking, I already have a 40hp tractor with alot of 3pt attachments, but Im trying to run my business out of a box truck.

    Good looking machine, how muck do they weigh?
    How would they compare to the Toro Ding0?
     
  6. fourbybud

    fourbybud LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
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    I belive the 430s weigh 1100lbs for air cooled and 1300lbs for water cooled.
    Plus the weight of the attachments.
     
  7. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks, theres a couple of them on EBAY for around 5000$, is that a good price?
     
  8. fourbybud

    fourbybud LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
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    From what I have seen the ones on Ebay seem to go way high. But I guess that is good if you are selling not buying. Go to the website again and do a dealer search. Im not sure where the nearest dealer would be but I bet you will have better luck there.
     

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