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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by markmana, Nov 8, 2005.
I was just curious on what equipment everyone started with... the very start of your business.
Im still starting but, troy-bilt super bronco, homelite straight shaft trimmer homelite b/p blower (plenty of power and reliable), John Deere s/p 21", giant vac push blower, and few other things. But I chose to get a homelite blower and weedeater over echo. Im on my second year with both of them using them everyday and there holding up fine.
An 88 rusty dodge caravan, homemade 4 x 8 trailor (UGLY!) rusty old murray rider and push mower, a borrowed homelite blower and trimmer. Man, was I a fine looking LCO.
A 84 model ranger 1oo,ooo miles plus a old wbehind.
toro21 sp (100.00)
weedeator trimmer (35.00)
push broom (10.00)
scoop shovel (7.00)
manuel edger (10.00)
88 Mazda Truck
toro 21" self
toro 44" wb
Echo(blower, edger, trimmer)
and some other stuff.
This is my first summer so what you see below is what I started with
Used walker mower
homelite string trimmer (I think the homelite products are great for the price. I bought my first string trimmer refurbished for $60.
homelite blower It lasted for four years without a problem until I ran over it!)
sears 22" push mower
The first maintenance rig had a Metro 48 (belt drive is the wrong way to go I have learned), Lawn Boy 21, Echo trimmers (2) stick edger and blower. Bunch of hand tools and broom, garbage can, Gas cans. oil, tools.
Pulled behind one of my trucks in a 7x14 Pace enclosed.
We already had a few trucks and vans but the cost of the trailer and contents run about $10K But as stated I would only start again with a Hydro unit and that would add about 2-3K.
Today, including 3 trucks that are only landscape, we are up to about $160K in equipment.