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nedd help with new business

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by snowman2, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. snowman2

    snowman2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I am thinking of buying a lawncare and snowplowing business. it includes
    61" scag turf tiger with bagger 1214 hrs
    32" scag walk behind with bagger 300 hrs
    1 new echo backpac blower
    1 2 month old walk behind dethatcher
    1 new echo string trimmer
    1 handheld echo blower
    2 echo headge trimmers
    1 echo eadger
    1 3600 psi power washer
    2 fert spreaders
    1 6x14 trailer
    1 walk behind blower
    misc. hand tools

    25 lawn accounts
    35 snowplowing accounts

    for $25,000 what do you think.
  2. NewHorizon's Land

    NewHorizon's Land LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    Give me the horsepower on the mowing equipment
  3. snowman2

    snowman2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    turf tiger 35 hp LC
    walk behind 15 hp AC
  4. NewHorizon's Land

    NewHorizon's Land LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    Sounds a little much. Especially since the customers do not have to contract with you. Also need to know why the guy his selling his business. What are you going to use for snowplowing?
  5. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    I don't know why they are telling you its a bad deal, its not. I have seen plenty of deals on this site are about as bad as they come but this deal seams like a very good one for the price. I would ask him to show you how much revenue he takes in a year so you will know how much you will make. From the equipment you listed the deal sounds like a good one and I would buy it. Just go out and price everthing new you have listed here and see how much it will cost you and you will see for yourself this is a good deal.
  6. Tim Wright

    Tim Wright LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,034

    Where is the truck with the plow?

    What kind of accounts for mowing - residential or commercial?

    What kind of accounts for snow? - same as above?

    Is the guy going to bring you into his clients or are you buying and going in cold?

  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,451

    This may be a good deal but......It would seem like you could spend a fraction of that money and get 25 account and the equipment to service it.
  8. snowman2

    snowman2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I have a 2000 chevrolet silverado with a western pro 7'6" with wings already.
    most accounts are commercial for lawn and snow. thanks
  9. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Central NY
    Messages: 1,582

    You'll be REALLY pressed to service 35 plow accounts with one truck. Plan on subbing some of that work out!
  10. Young Lawn Boy

    Young Lawn Boy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    i think it sounds like a good deal...their is alot of expensive equipment on that list...but i would also make sure that he brings you into his clients

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