best equip you've ever bought

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hustlers, Aug 10, 2001.

  1. hustlers

    hustlers LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 257

    Just wondering what your best and most profitable
    equipment investments you made

    Walker model T $10000
    Hustler 1500 bac-vac 23hp $8000
    echo 2100 weed whips $200
    Old Bobcat w/B 48" $900
    88 toyota pu $1200
    Turfgrass Schooling $1000
  2. Micky

    Micky Banned
    Messages: 12

    This year,
    By far the BEST mower I've ever bought EXMARK TTHP with ECS. Incredible control system coupled with the hydro drive has boosted production over the belts & even the hydro T bars. Hats off to EXMARK. Buying the 32 hydro Viking with ECS & another TTHP next year.
  3. EXMARK plain and simple

  4. Everything! Nah I would have to say my EB-45 Shin back pack. Payed for itself the first day in service. That was way back in 86, and things have not changed much. Second most profitable equip. One pint of Cyclo-Cel PGR for my hibiscus hedges. One ap and no trim for 3-4 months!
  5. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    my most profitable piece of equipment is the hcl(?)-1500, echo hedge trimmers.

    they were a return at home depot when I was working there,

    retailing for $379 they were a scarf up deal for 50 bucks.

    I have trimmed a bunch of bushes and I have never charged less than fifty bucks for the job.

  6. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    ive owned some equipment that id swear by, but the lazer
    did more to change my situation for the better than anything else.big statement made after much thought. this z increased mowing production by 150%. i take it back that thing aint worth a plug. so dont buy one.:D
  7. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    Where did you hear that Exmark was making a 32" Viking Hydro with ECS next year?
  8. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 961

    I was just thinking someone should start a thread like this!!

    Stihl FS80 Used $100.00

    Lawn Boy 21" Used $125.00

    16' tandem New $1395.00

    "Scheduling" software $29.95 (really for appointments but works great for "to do items" like mowings.

    "My invoices" software $9.95

    My favorite '00 Dodge 2500 Quad cab 4x4 with Cummins. - ....
    Bought new in '99 ........Price ....Well, Not important :p
  9. LawnSmith

    LawnSmith LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 389

    in order from most profitable to least

    6'x12' single axle trailer
    61" scag turf tiger
    the Shin. t230x trimmer and eb 480 blower
    48" scag hydro walk behind
    36" scag hydro walk behind

    and hopefully this winter my new Pathfinder plow for my 92 full size Blazer Sport.
  10. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 961

    BTW, the most profitable equipment by far is my computer with internet access, so I can log on to Lawn Site!
    If was a piece of equipment, then it would win - hands down.

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