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riding the thin line!!1

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by burge19, May 5, 2009.

  1. burge19

    burge19 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    Ok so i started out a couple of years ago and initialy it was just lawn maintance. I am now starting to get into landscaping. Right now i rent equipment when i need it like a bobcat and such. I feel sometimes i could buy the equipment but then again i can't. is anyone else in this situation where they are close to being able to buy more equipment but not quite there yet???
  2. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    S300 has been crossing my mind alot latley
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    I still looking at a mini skid, but can't quite pull the trigger on it yet. I'd love to be able to order a semi of mulch to get it at a cheaper price, and then use the mini to load a dump trailer.

    I've got a lady that wants 500 feet of sidewalk removed and pavers installed later this year. I think that job will finally pay for a mini.
  4. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,581

    I am at the same place as you and have been there for going on a year and it sucks big time..
  5. burge19

    burge19 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    yeah it just sucks having a lot of jobs but not quite being able to buy like a bobcat or something bigger. This renting stuff sucks
  6. esnipe8

    esnipe8 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    "no risk, no reward"

    I have come to find that when you put yourself under a reasonable amount of pressure to either preform (or pay for) you work that much harder to make it happen.

    I just finally added a used Bobcat mt52 with trencher and bucket to the arsenal....
    bobcat #5 for us!

  7. VirginiaLawnCare

    VirginiaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    Bobcat's are the best investment if you have use for it. Were on our second one just got the T300 over the winter and sold the T180.
  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    My problem is that I still don't have enough jobs to justify the the bigger equipment yet. I don't do a whole lot of dirt-work such as grading and filling. Most of my jobs are borderline when it comes to doing it by hand or renting a machine.

    That time will come soon though, I can feel it.

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