Total equipment cost

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Toroguy, Apr 2, 2003.


Current equipment cost

  1. $0-2000

    6 vote(s)
  2. $2000-10,000

    48 vote(s)
  3. $10,000-20,000

    62 vote(s)
  4. $20,000-40,000

    58 vote(s)
  5. $40,000 and up

    83 vote(s)
  1. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,075

    Greetings everyone.

    Another Season is upon us or soon to be upon us. My Poll is regarding your companies total equipment cost. This is price paid, not current or depreciated value. If you lease equipment, consider the retail price anyway.

    If you are one of the youngsters here, do not figure parents or families equipment or vehicles into the total, only the money you have spent out of your pocket.

    Do not figure previous equipment or sold equipment, just current.

    For instance, my equipment costs:

    Used truck $2000, New Mower 3400, trailer 1000, 21" mower 700, blower 400, edger 300, trimmer 300, velky 100, gobbler and mulch kit 200.

    Total current equipment cost: $8,400

    Feel free to break it down or just vote in the category.
  2. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    52" Scag used - $800 + mods/attachments = $900? total
    21" Lawn Boy push- gotten in another deal with other items so about $35 for it used
    21" Yard machines s/p = free + 23 cents for flywheel key
    Stihl FS80 trimmer = $259 new
    Echo SRM2400 split boom $140 used
    Echo HCR1500 hedge trimmers $100 used
    Kaw blower = $35 used
    Trailer = $450 used
    Not counting my parents van that is the current tow vehicle
    $1919.23 +/-

    So I fit in the first catagory.
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    I think you need to put a few more choices in the UPPER fields.

    With new trucks costing ~ $35K it doesn't leave much room for other "stuff".

    A few on here have multiple ZTR's, a few even have wide area mowers costing alone what your upper range includes.

    I have all older equipment (Trucks trailers, etc) and only have one ZTR and one WB. And that puts me way over the $40K mark easily.

    To replace everything I currently have now with BRAND NEW 2003 equipment (nothing extra, just replace what I have with comparable 2003 equipment) , I'd be looking at close to $75K real easy. And I'm just a small one man band operation with NO employees.
  4. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,445

    used dodge 1500---20000
    used dodge power ram---3500
    used ford piece of shoe---300
    used scag 48 belt---1500
    new scag 48 hydro---3500
    new turf tiger 61---8000
    14ft trailer new---1200
    16ft trailer used---900
    push blower used---400
    bull rider (good investment)---325
    good honest help---priceless

    total investment---$40225
    wish I could sell it all for that

    At this point I think LGF (and a few others) would be halfway through his list. payup
  5. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 298

    2003 Chevy 3500 Crew Cab Dually- $41750.00
    2001 JD M653 Z-Trak- $7750.00
    2003 Peco vac system- $2270.00
    2002 Ferris DD Hydro walkbehind- $4350.00
    2003 Exmark TT HP 48"- $5019.00
    2002 BLack Brothers landscape Trailer- $1100.00
    2003 Hudsom 7-ton Deckover- $5400.00
    Echo Trimmer- $200.00
    Sthil w/ edger and trimmer- $420.00
    JD backpack blower- $350.00
    there is more this all i can think of at this time
  6. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 714

    truck - leftover 2001 - 30k
    trailer - 7k
    toro z - 7k
    Bluebird collection for z - 1.8k
    toro wb 52" - 5k
    trac vac for wb - 1.6k
    riding sulky for wb - .5k
    proline 21" wb (2) - 2k

    This is makin me ill - I gotta quit listin an go mow some yards... Damn bookkeeper
  7. Boycea

    Boycea LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    1986 F350 dump, fully restored, new engine-$8,000
    2002 Big Tex 6x12 Landscape Trailor- $1,385
    2003 Big Tex 7x16 Vanguard Landscape Trailor- $3,200
    two Maruyama Back pack blowers- $800
    one red max 7001 back pack blower -$550
    2002 Toro Z Master with Honda trac Vac- $8500
    2001 Lesco Hydro walk behind w/ sulky- $3200
    2000 Gravely walk behind-$2300
    one Red max trimmer- $285
    one Huskvarna trimmer- $200
    Two shindaiwa power brooms- $1,260
    maruyama hedge trimmer- $380
    Hi-way Leaf vac-$1500
    20ft Land/Sea Container- $1500
    Little wonder push blower- $900
    JRCO thatcher- $400

  8. cturner

    cturner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    trailer used 5x8 $450
    yardman 21" $250
    blower $350
    quick link edger att. $80
    had a truck and trimmer

    yea home cheapo stuff but thats all my start up budget would allow
  9. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    99 f350 45,000
    97 f250 15,000
    89 f250 6000
    La 9000 12,000
    L 9000 16,000
    96 bobcat 9000
    Case 580 E 18,000
    JD 110 37,000
    trailers 4 16,000
    2 exmark lazer Z 12,000
    exmark TTHP52 5500
    exmark metro 32 2100
    leaf vacs trimmers blowers seeders aerators ect. 12,000

    i didn't add in the hand me downs from my fathers home building company and just his own personnal things

    2 92and 95 f150 free
    98 case 580 super L free during the winter LOL
    trailer for bobcat free
    exmark 48 100
    bobcat 48 belt drive 300
    echo trimmers 2 free
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    150K and then some...I spread sheet all inventory quarterly for insurance agent.

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