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Staring off the right way.

briggs1100

LawnSite Member
Location
Louisiana
Hi everyone. I am staring a new lawn service in Gueydan, Louisiana. I decided to start off with one off the best. I bought a Lazer Z HP 52" deck with a 23 HP Kohler engine. It was a demo with only 70 hours on it, so I got it for $5600.00. The list price for a new one is around $7400.00 I believe. I even got the three year warranty with it. I thought this was a pretty good deal, does anyone agree?
 
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briggs1100

LawnSite Member
Location
Louisiana
I got a few so far, but I am sure in time I will have more. This is just something on the side I am doing to make a little extra cash and keep myself busy. I work seven days on and seven days off in the oilfield.
 

gogetter

Banned
Location
Yardley, PA.
Originally posted by briggs1100
I got a few so far, but I am sure in time I will have more. This is just something on the side I am doing to make a little extra cash and keep myself busy. I work seven days on and seven days off in the oilfield.
Oh boy, I hope that doesn't mean what I think it means.
 

J Hisch

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Evansville IN
In reality the overhead is low when you think about the amount of money you have to invest to get a return.....what else can 10,000 dollars make you 100k plus?
 
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briggs1100

LawnSite Member
Location
Louisiana
Being that I have a steady income already, and I can afford the notes as it is, I won't be in a bind if I dont start making money right away. Like I said, its just really something to keep me busy on my days off. If it takes me a year, or even two years to pay it off, it will be worth it in the end. But I sould'nt have a problem paying it off before the end of the year, and start making profit.
 

vadeere

LawnSite Member
Location
Winchester, VA
That eXmark is a very good machine, you will get many profitable hours out that machine. I think you are on the right track. Go legit from the first year and you will have less to worry about. Good luck.
 

steve in Pa.

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
central pa.
Are you going to get liability ins. workmens comp., charge tax, claim all income on your taxes for all the work you do? I hope so, if not then they will mark you as a scrub on this site!!! Get legit and charge what the local lco's are charging then you will be fine!
 

FFMED74

LawnSite Member
Location
Indiana
briggs1100 you one of those firefighter mow guys? I am and just figured when you said you did this on your days off, kinda went together. I actually started with a landscaper supply 48 w/b belt drive. Got it new for $2500.00 and added a two wheel sulky. Very low overhead and it has worked out well, I am getting ready to go with an X soon I hope. Good luck to you!!
 
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