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What did you purchase this year? What's in line for next?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn-Scapes, Nov 6, 2001.

  1. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    I think I over-spent a little but I have no regrets. I felt I had to have the right equipment...

    I bought..

    50" Gravely WB (belt) w/velky
    60" Lazer Z
    Lesco Aerator (tow behind)
    Lesco WB spreader
    Lesco Truckster spreader
    RedMax line trimmer

    Next year I'd like..

    A new truck - current ('95 Dodge) is pushing 125,000 miles
    Trailer - need something larger to hold everything above
    Logo and signs plastered all over truck & trailer
    Ultra-Vac
     
  2. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,068

    Great post to start! We all need some stuff to wish for or this job wouldn't be as much fun! LOL. Toys, toys... Anyway, I bought one thing this year. Toro Groundsmaster 118 for $1,000. Great deal on a mower that has performed very well except for the belts and tire and other things I had to replace. Other than that, it's been great. My Christmas list includes the following:

    -Exmark Turf Tracer HP 48" with ECS
    -Stihl FS 85 RT trimmer
    -Trailer or truck bed with beavertail for hauling stuff around
    -Paint job for my truck
    -truck signs
    -And for extreme measures, an Exmark Lazer Z XP 60" with 27 HP Dihatsu. It's fun to wish! Have fun with this thread guys!
     
  3. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 822

    2002 Explorer

    "director" (discharge chute from York)

    Striping roller (we made this)

    sthil extendable pole chainsaw (ht-75 I think)

    gate assist for the trailer (we made this also)

    and a few toys not related to LC

    Next yr I dont know. Mabey a 8hp blower and mount it to the front of the ZTR.

    Actually i dont really need anything so I may not spend much next yr.
     
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    This year was light:
    Stihl stick edger / sweep attachment
    York Director OCDC
    York Striping kit
    Lesco stainless spreader
    GMC Extended Cab 4x4
    Next year all I have planned is:
    300 gal. Lesco sprayer
    Boss V plow and another truck (older 3/4 or 1 ton)
    (If I stay on projection)
    :)
     
  5. sheppard

    sheppard LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 542

    Finishing up my first season: purchased Snapper 36" WB; Huskvarna trimmer & edger & blower; 93 Ford F-150; 6X10 trailer; Huskvarna 45 chain saw.

    Next year I want Santa to bring me 52" (or better) ZTR; fertilizer spreader; Parking lot blower- I'll think of more later.

    By for now,

    Sheppard
     
  6. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    Hmmm, well a wish list. OK.

    This year I bought an echo shc 1700 hedge clipper,
    and a 97 1 ton 4x4 truck,
    a membership to a hunting club where the deer are almost as thick as the skeeters.

    Next year,
    A walkbehind 48 " or so
    a stick edger
    a goose neck trialer to haul equipment stock type so I can also haul horses.
    possably a plow for the truck.

    Jim
     
  7. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    Lets see....

    House and new ride for my lovely wife.................got to re-group now and find some better paying accounts!

    She loves them both so who gives a rats azz!

    She deserves it after 21 years with me.:rolleyes:
     
  8. this year;
    new computer system
    250 john deere skid steer
    321 grasshopper midmount
    3- 230 shindaiwa trimmers
    harley rock rake
    2001 f-250 diesel 4x4

    next year , havent't thought about it yet.
     
  9. Fine Lines Lawn

    Fine Lines Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 447

    2001 Dixie Chopper XF2400-60
    Scag Ultra 36
    3 Stihl hand blowers (1 was won in St. Louis. :) )
    2 Stihl string trimmers
    Trac Vav 880 (to be delivered Fri.)

    Next year:
    2002 Dixie Chopper XW??00-60
    additional 3/4 ton pick-up Ford or Chev. 4x4 ext. long. HD
    ...whatever we break between now and then
     
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    This year I bought (am buying) my XW2500 Dixie Chopper and a Shindy T-230.

    For next year I will continue my quest for the perfect self-propelled side discharge mower. I will also be buying either an Echo PB650 or the Shindy/Redmax equivalent and paying off my Exmark Metro 36.
     

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