$1000 to $2000 to pay for lawn equipment

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by CJIII, Apr 20, 2002.

  1. AK Lawn

    AK Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    though i must add all of my equipment is hydro so for belt drive divde by 2
    AK LAwn
  2. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    That lawn that you're only cutting once a month will probably be COSTING YOU money to cut by the time you bag all that grass!!! Especially since you're only getting $13.46 cut.

    Have fun.
  3. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,232

    CJIII, this post isn't a slam, it's just the truth.
    You could probably get outfitted for $2k if you're just going to do this part time and the factors of time spent on site, quality of cut, power and durability of equipment aren't a factor to you.
    What Bobby said about a solo operation running in the neighborhood of $20k is right on. But the sad fact is that you won't be able to get commercially outfitted fo $2k.
    You may try looking for a local LCO that is willing to sell some of his equipment at a deal.
  4. johnhenry

    johnhenry LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    CJ follow what hoss said. Buy a good wb and and go from there. If you start off cheap you like most of us when we first started
    you will regret it because you will find as soon as you make the money you have to buy better stuff to make your job easier or
    you will be out of business.
    Cheapcuts that doesn't sound like a good deal to me. First the equipment isn't worth much and 175 a week thats not a business.
    You could try and start out on your own and be ahead.
  5. CJIII

    CJIII LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    Ya I think I am going to do it part time maybe 3 or 6 hours a day cause I planning on taking up building construction in trade school and thats a day time course only.
  6. CJIII

    CJIII LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I would like to know do I have a job before I can get a loan.

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