So how I'am I going to compete against people working for free

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Gravel Rat, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    Heck since everyone is working for free it will not be much longer before they all go out of buisness and you will be the only one left. You will then have a monopoly and can name your own price!!!!! I would be excited!!!:hammerhead:
  2. Ozz

    Ozz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 887

    A lot of training? To work on deck? I highly doubt it. I mean, how hard is it to pull levers, run a small crane, pull chains,cables, hook hooks, swivels and other qeuipment?

    And yes, I've worked on a tug. Not and AHTSV, but a tug, on the ocean, and I worked on a river tug here too.
  3. Bleed Green

    Bleed Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,514

    Very good advice.
  4. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,246

    No doubt, there is money in materials! Some day I want a gravel/sand pit.
  5. farmerknowsbest

    farmerknowsbest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    GR. Sell your 450, it is way too small to make money hauling aggregates. Buy a good used very heavy semi (25-35k) and then buy a good used tri-axle end dump. 35ft box. (45k) Then move to where the farms are where you can haul agriculture products. Where Ron works. All those dairy farms need trucks to haul silage back to the pits. Haul corn to the elevators, haul feed from the mill back to the farm. Haul snow, haul anything. Hauling grain is the greatest money maker out there. We paid for our semi and 40ft end dump in 1 year hauling corn. You can charge 7-12$/tonne and it only costs you 2-5$/tonne. Less if you are driving it yourself, my costs include paying an operator. Do that for a few years and you'll be laughing. The only stable industry left in North America is agriculture. Take advantage of that.

  6. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,536

    very good advice.
  7. Bleed Green

    Bleed Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,514

    and AG is going nowhere, thats job security.
  8. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don't understand how a guy who works a government job, lives with his parents, has a side business as a hobby , doesn't pay insurance or taxes , lives in a beautiful piece of gods country can complain, and whine and be so negative . Honestly every 3 days you make a new post about how bad your situation is . No one cares
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  9. KTM

    KTM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    Your in your 30's, live with your parents, never a woman, you should have some serious money saved. If I lived with my parents all my life, never drank, never fooled with women ect, I know damn well I would be semi retired by 40, even making modest money. So what the hell are you doing with all of it? You should be able to buy trucks with cash, and your talking about loans. Your screwing up something or there is more to the story...
  10. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,131

    Farmers here haul their own feed with big ass tri-axle trailers and blow the silage in with those insane Class Harvesters.

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