Is this a decent setup ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Matt .B, Dec 15, 2001.

  1. Matt .B

    Matt .B LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    I was wondering if this was a decent setup for a landscape company that has been it for 10 yrs now? My dad and i started this business as a side job 10 yrs ago... Let me know what u think....

    Ford F-650
    Ford F-550
    Ford F-550
    Chevy 2500 HD
    Chevy 2500 HD
    Chevy 2500 HD
    Debris System Mngt Truck
    Debris System Mngt Truck

    25ft Pintle
    22ft Pintle
    18ft Ball
    16ft Ball
    14ft Pintle

    Fork Lift

    Skid Steers
    New Holland Ls-190
    New Holland Lx-998

    New Holland 1620 Boomer
    New Holland 45-D Boomer

    Lawn Mowers
    1. Scag Turf Tiger 72”
    2. Scag Turf Tiger 61”
    1. Scag Super-Z 61”
    2. Scag Hydro 61” Walk Behinds
    3. Scag Hydro 52” Walk Behinds
    1. Scag Hydro 48” Walk Behind
    1. Great Dayne Hydro 52” or 36” Gateway Walk Behind

    Push Mowers
    2. Husqavarna

    All Terrain Vehicles
    1. Gator 6+4
    1. Gator 4+4
    1. Toro Work Horse

    11. Echo 2601

    Back Pack Blowers
    5. Echo PB-650

    Hand Held Blowers
    5. Echo PB-260L

    Walk Behind Blowers
    3. Billy Goat 8hp

    Power Brooms
    3. Shindowa

    Hedge Trimmers
    4. Echo 2401

    Collection Systems
    5. Peco

    Side Walk Edger’s
    1. Echo

    Bed Edger’s
    2. Bed Master

    Chain Saws
    3. Husqavarna
    1. Homelite

    Truck Sprayers
    2. Finn 300gal.

    3. Jrco
    1. Land pride(300lbs)

    Bail Blowe
    1. Finn

    Hydro Seeder
    1. Finn 150gal

    Snow Plows

    2. 10ft Boss V-Plows
    3. 9’2”Boss V-Plows

    Loader Attachments
    1. Landscape Blade
    1. 300lbs Spreader
    1. 3 Point Hitch Lift
    1. Backhoe

    Skid Steer Attachments
    1. Power Broom (Sweeper)
    1. Forks
  2. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    A think a more appropriate question would be:
    Are they making enough profit to justify all their equipment costs over the years???

    It has been said time and again before that there are solo operators who make more profit per hour than the larger companies.

    Its truely hard to speculate as to the efeectiveness of the operation. Do they have too much equipment or is there actually not enough???

    I personally know of a contractor who has an '86 1-ton stakebed, 10 ft mowing trailer, 48 Z, (2) 36 wbs, (1) hh blower, (1) line trimmer. He also has a late 80s Ford (F-700???), 16' eager beaver trailer, NH skid steer, Kubota tractor with several implements, various saws etc, ...

    My point is this small of a set-up yeilds approximately 38-40% profit with four employees. Owner is full time sales and doesnt do any labor in the field.

    Hope this helps to answer your question.
  3. Indiana

    Indiana LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    What's the purpose of this question? An equipment list?

    Doesn't say what kind of work you do to justify this amount of equipment. Doesn't say revenues, time involved, nothing.

    I don't get it.

    If you just wanted to list this stuff to show off?

  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Matt B wrote:
    1. Great Dayne Hydro 52” or 36” Gateway Walk Behind

    I think it's a wish list. You can remember in detail, down to the model number, most of your equiptment but you can't remember what size cut your one oddball mower has? Also the Echo PB260L is a backpack blower, not a handheld.
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    (Actually, this mower is both. It goes from a 36, and folds down to a 52, I believe.);)
  6. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    Do a search on Matt .B and you'll realize he is FOS.
  7. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    All that equipment and only 6 employees?

    You must have alot of equipmet laying around.

    Gateway drops down into a 52" deck from a 32".

    They called it Gateway so it can be moved through a gate opening and still get a 52" cut. So he was right on that one Richard.
  8. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    And he's does almost all mowing, very little landscaping according to an earlier post.
  9. FM2920

    FM2920 LawnSite Member
    from HOUSTON
    Messages: 8

    Whats an FOS.

    It sounds alot like my Christmas Wish List, also, in your profile it says your 18 yrs old and you stated that you and your dad started this company 10 yrs ago, I dunno.
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    O.k., which one IS it? Now, I'M confused! :confused: I guess some waters around here DO run shallow.

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