I'm new!

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by TEG, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. TEG

    TEG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    For years I've been cutting most of my neighborhood. Each summer one or two houses ask me to do a mulch job or retaining wall. I've been using a 42" Craftsman and a ridiculously small walkbehind for the lawns. Just this year I've become interested in expanding my business. I started looking at trailers, commercial mowers, advertising and recently purchased a stihl FS80R trimmer. A week ago I saw a used Toro 52" gear WB that was going for $1000. I grew even more interested and began looking at other companies, unfortunately the used toro was sold.. but not all hope was lost. A farily new Toro, exact model, is being sold for $2329. There's only a hundred hours on it and is in close to perfect condition.

    Now, enough babble. I have a few questions and was hoping that some of you can help me out.

    - Is $2329 a good deal for a Toro with only 100 hours on it?
    - due to the rise in steel prices, traditional steel trailers are unstable financially. I've been looking at triton aluminum trailers, the GU-10 in particular. I have yet to find a price on a 10' triton. Can any of you point me in the right direction if I'm looking for a 10-12' trailer and not looking to go broke?
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    welcome to the site.
  3. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    Welcome to the site, friend....
  4. Personaltouch

    Personaltouch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I'm using an enclosed and love it, But we get lots of bad weather here.
  5. TEG

    TEG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I've been checking the swap sheets for used trailers and rarely see ones suitable for my needs. Thanks for the welcome guys!

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