Best investment I ever made (I think)

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by kedkins22, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. kedkins22

    kedkins22 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    In the beginning of the season I installed gorilla lifts on all 4 of my trailers and the $700 has been the single best investment I feel I have made. My guys comment on them all the time about the inability to dropping a gate on their toes and not having to injure their backs lifting. To me happy employees is well worth the $ spent. Plus gates are staying in better shape.
    Just wondered what some of you think is your best $ you have spent.
  2. rreyn1812

    rreyn1812 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 444

    Ditto! My Gorilla Lifts have to be the best $$ I've ever spent. I'm thankful for them every time I use them!!
  3. In terms of value for money invested I'd have to say it's my mini-MIG welder. Around $400 invested and it's saved me more times than I can count.
    Or maybe my core aerator. My wife complained a little when I bought it. A couple of weeks later it had paid it's self off. It makes fall as profitable as the other seasons.
  4. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    I should invest in some!
  5. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    Reguardless of whether or not it was a great investment, I think there is a lesson to be learned here. Happy employees=better quality work, less bitching, and more productivity. That easily makes the seven hundred dollar investment worth it!
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,588

    You must really be making some bad investments if this is your best. My best investment was to buy IBM stock in 1964. And someday that spring will break and you are still likely to have an employee hurt. Another waste of money not needed to run an efficient business.
  7. Hey! that's what I'll tell my wife! I'm self employed. Last time I tried an "employee incentive" I get the "look".
    OK, it was sub woofers & an amp for my truck, but it makes ME happy!
  8. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,650

    Way to stay positive!
  9. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    haha sounds like the wife is the boss? lol Im 21 and everybody I talk to older than me tells me to never get married and never have kids? I guess time will tell :usflag:
  10. land_scaper70

    land_scaper70 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    my billy goat push blower, this thing moves a lot of leaves quickly. I had it payed for in the first leaf season. Kids I would never be without, unfortunately the kid come with the wife, which I'm in the process of getting rid of now!!!!!:clapping:

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