Low Overhead

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dmk395, Feb 13, 2001.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    Has anyone else here had success with using low overhead, meaning alot of lower priced equipment and vehicles, either used or just original purchases well maintained?
  2. Green Finger

    Green Finger LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 839


    All my equipment and trucks are used. (Purchased used.) The only things I will have to buy new is specialty items. Because they are hard to find used.

    I don't have a big budget or outstanding credit so I have to go that way. In a way, it's a blessing because it allows my profit margins to be a little higher and my over head is extremly low.

    Plus I don't have to worry about the stress of making payments.

    The key to going used is keeping up the maintenance. Be proactive. Your trucks will run just like the new ones and pull trailers just like the new ones.

    Just don't make the mistake and go new just to keep up with the "Jones".

    Make sure your trucks are cleaned (paint them if you can). Have uniforms, be professional, and do good work.

    Build up your cashflow reserves then start going new. But take it one step at a time. (But I'll always hit the "want ads" and pawn shops) too many deals!

    Hope this helps

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