$650 at Home Depot

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by greeneakers04, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. greeneakers04

    greeneakers04 LawnSite Member
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    If you were planning "The Big Startup" for next season, and had $650 to spend at Home Depot (yuck, I know), what would you buy? I have a 21" Toro, and the Echo 210 already. I am returning something that I bought over 30 days ago, and I can only get store credit now. Homedepot.com will tell all that they carry there. Thanks, guys!:alien:
  2. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,565

    I'd stock up on supplies. They carry some spark plugs, two-cycle oil and stuff like that. I know $650 is a lot for supplies, but you'll probably use it all next year.
  3. greeneakers04

    greeneakers04 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 162

    Supplies is a very good idea. I was thinking of things like an ECHO hedge trimmer, edger, backpack bloewr, etc. For a startup, I know these are "light commercial" but would a couple of these work well for me for a while?
  4. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    I'd say go for it on the Echo hedge trimmers. And I'd grab a bunch of suplies..
  5. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    i've been in business for 6 years, and use the 210 trimmer everyday. its my second one, and i plan on buying another. they also have the 1500 hedge trimmer for $200 heav duty unit. think they also have an echo back packblower, but i don't know the price.
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 8,745

    I would say stock up on hand tools; rakes, shovels, pruners, etc
  7. Movinfr8

    Movinfr8 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    I got my echo pb 403 at HD and no complaints (well very few) so far. $300
    save the rest for a chainsaw or hedge trimmers, maybe other supplies as needed...
  8. gml9

    gml9 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    Depends on what YOU need. 650 is much to do anything with.
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I would buy some painting and window washing equipment and consider myself that much farther ahead.
  10. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I would get a back pack blower and start getting ready for some work this fall with leaf removal, rakes and a tarp or two and some 2 cycle oil and supplies . Maybe you can get the investment back and more this year and have more $$$$$ for the spring

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