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How much $$ have you invested in equipment?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by South Florida Lawns, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    Also include truck and trailer. Just wondering, and also curious about the ratio of small business (single or 2 person crew) verses the large lawn companies.
  2. Jeff@SGLC.ca

    Jeff@SGLC.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 576

    These are Canadian Prices

    Truck $70,000
    Trailer $2,000
    Exmark 26" $1650x2
    Exmark TTHP 48/19 $6200
    Redmax 2500 trimmers x2, Redmax 8000, Redmax 2500 Straight Shaft Edger
    = $83,450 for new purchases this year. Not including already existing equipment and vehicle and what not we already have.
  3. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,552

    15000 for truck
    10000 for walker
    2500 for 48inch WB
    250 for 36inch WB
    600 for 21" Honda Commercial
    300 for trimmer
    300 for other trimmer
    300 for edger
    500 for blower
    300 for chainsaw
    400 for Hedge clippers
    5000 for Trailer
    1000 or so for racks, etc.
    probably several more thousand in tools and hand pruners, clippers, etc.

    Ive got a lot more invested than I care to remember, thats for sure. Im sure Im missing a lot of items in this list but I don't have time to count them up
  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    A Boatload!! Could have bought a couple more houses if I had not put the money back into equipment. but that "Boatload" of $$ will make me back 4 -6 times the amount invested. payup
  5. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    if you include the gas i just put in this morning, perhaps 7-8 grand
  6. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    about 20 thousand on my current equipment, not including vehicle. It is just me and the wife.
  7. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,447

    bob-cat 52" 7,000
    toro 36" 2,700
    red max 7001 459
    red max stick edger 450
    shindiawa trimmer 300
    2001 s-10 pickup 8,000
    6.5 by 12 trailer 2,500
    and i work by my self most of the time
  8. Diamond Cut Landscaping

    Diamond Cut Landscaping LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 14

    Just starting out, more equipment to be purchased ...

    $17000 for 2000 Chevy Silverado
    $5300 for 16' enclosed Challenger trailer + more $$ for all trailer accessories (hitch, brake controller etc.)
    $8200 for Exmark 60" EFI with Ultra-Vac (Used with 246 hours) + $700 to have it shipped
    $3500 for Meyers E-Z Mount Snowplow
    $479 for RedMax 7001 Blower
    $309 for RedMax Trimmer
    $$$$ for misc. tools/equipment

    I work alone, thats the only way I know the work will be done properly :)
  9. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,691

    Over 100k I honestly do not want to know exactly how much will only make me cry.
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    250K+ without not even thinking about it...I have no friggin clue these days

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