Questions about landscape curbing !!

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by FiVe StAr, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. FiVe StAr

    FiVe StAr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I have been in the mowing business for 9 years now. I am currently looking to expand into the landscape curbing market. There are only 2 companies within a 75 mile radius of where I work. It's actually a huge market here but everybody else would rather be mowing, go figure. What I'm wanting to know is there anybody here that does it in Kansas, Arkansas or Missouri ? The reason I am asking is because our winters are fairly similiar. What are the pros and cons into getting into this business ? I have read several posts from the hardscaping forum but nobody really goes into detail. They are either for or against it. What I'm wanting to know is would you consider getting into it again knowing what you know now ? ANY AND ALL COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED !!!
  2. FiVe StAr

    FiVe StAr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Oh and one more thing. If any of you guys are currently doing the landscape curbing, would you mind taking a few pics of your rigs ? I would like to see how you have your trailers set up. I have a few ideas, but a few more wouldn't hurt !!!

    STRINGALATION LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 777

    for what it is worth . that is all the rage here. i watched my neighbor gey his down in under 2 hours and the price was $530 that is a motivator alone. he had the whole setup from TYGAR. the trailer had a box on the front with a side mount ramp, for the sod cutter and curbing machine. the middle was like storage with walls and the tail end had a mixer setup. it was nice and efficient. i believe it is scaleable. if the market there takes off like it did here it is well worth the investment. good luck

    this is the link to the company i watched work and i watched the ENTIRE process from pull up to going out at the end and chit chatting to get a price if i sub to him. i love a natural bed edge as number one choice but this is number 2 hope this help spark some better responces
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2008
  4. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,649

    I have a cont. in my area who started this year in it. He claims he spent 50k and has a long territory right. he was at our local homeshow this year. In my area i dont think it will work, due too he wants a 4k min. job.

    STRINGALATION LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 777

    here they are fine with 7.50 a foot and do it allday long
  6. LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,136

    We have guys advertising 2.50 a ft here.....
  7. maccurb

    maccurb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I'm from PA and I'm selling my curbing equipment. Email if you want the info. Thanks

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