What did you purchase this year? What's in line for next?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn-Scapes, Nov 6, 2001.

  1. Chuck Sinclair

    Chuck Sinclair LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    This Year:

    99 F-150
    36 Kees WB
    21 Honda 216
    Echo stick edger
    Stil hs 45 headge trimmers
    Echo pb 610 blower
    Rack for the 98 Ranger
    Signs on the ranger

    Next year:
    New 6 x 10 trailer.
  2. Got Grass?

    Got Grass? LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 363

    This being my first year on my own I bought:

    2001 K2500HD w/ bedliner, mag. signs and other stuff.
    8.5' Western MVP Plow
    6.5' X 12' open trailer
    52" Lesco walkbehind w/ Sulky
    MTD 21" push mower
    Craftsman edger (thier best one)
    Kawasaki trimmer
    Stihl 85 handheld blower/vac
    A lot of mis. stuff: hand tools, parts, ad's, etc...

    Everything above has been payed off with money saved and earned except for the truck.
    Didnt take on to many jobs this year as I wanted to keep it light and see how things would go, mainly on the buisness aspect and to get a reputation. Overall it's been a great year.

    Dont plan on getting anything major next year but would like:

    nice hedge trimmers
    roll blower
    36" mower
  3. bruces

    bruces LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 648

    This year

    Toro 52" Z W/ 19HP Kaw

    10 ft trailer w/ ramp

    1995 Ford F 150

    Shin T230

    DR 46 mower (Country Home Products)

    Next year

    Toro 62" Z

    16 or 18 ft trailer

    Walk behind (probably 36")

    Backpack blower

    Additional trimmer

    Trimmer rack
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    A roll of .095 string :rolleyes:
    2002 XW2600 w/Flexdeck
  5. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    exmark lazer Z 60 inch
    little wonder 9 hp
    2002 chevrolet 2500HD

    next year:
    ultra vac
    giant vac 16 hp truck loader
    metal leaf box
    possibly, a sweepster too
  6. Jay ALC

    Jay ALC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    Well here's the list of new this year:

    36" Encore Hydro Pro (and 1 sulky and 1 bagger)
    Stihl 029 Farm Boss w/ 16" Bar
    Exmark Lazer HP 48" - 21 Kaw
    Exmark Ultravac - 2 bag model
    EZ Gate - gate lift assist
    Blizzard 8ft Straight Snow Plow
    Sno-Way Opta-Flow Spreader
    Fireball 300 Blade Grinder
    Simplicity Single Stage Snow Thrower
    Redmax handheld blower
    Arma Coat Bed Liner (on 1993 F-250)
    Powermaster Alternator (on 1993 F-250)
    Whelen Mini Lightbar
    Magnamatic Blade Balancer
    Compressor and air tools for shop
    Signs for truck and trailer

    I think I remembered it all.. not sure though

    Wish list for next season:
    replace lazer hp with 60" XP or maybe 1 Dixie Chopper and
    1 Walker GHS
    replace encore 48" and 36" with exmark ecs 36" and 48"
    2002 Ford F-350 Diesel flatbed dump (and another plow)
    new trailer minimum of 18ft
    truck loader vac
    truckcraft dump bed for current truck
    lesco/classen tow aerator
    a couple backpack blowers
    a power seeder/power slicer

    Thats all i can think of for now.....

    BTW great post to start! :)
  7. dhicks

    dhicks Member
    Messages: 770

    Hmmm let's see, this year:

    2001 Duramax
    2001 Deville DHS
    2001 Ford Explorer Sport
    Shindaiwa AH 230 Pole Trimmer
    Shindaiwa DH230 Hedge Clippers
    Shindaiwa 360 16" Chain Saw
    Spyker Tow Spreader
    Sony DSC-70 Digital Camera
    HP-60 Office Jet fax, printer, scanner,etc
    Compaq IPAC PDA 64 Megs of Ram

    Next year, the only thing I want is an aera-vator (sp) and something to pull it with. The AE-40 weighs in at 528 lbs and my Toro Z-Master will only pull 125 lbs.
  8. New Nextel phone
    Exmark Turf Tracer 52" w/velke x2
    Easy gate
    '89 Jeep Wrangler
    Heavy duty jack
    New engine for the 21" snapper
    New engine for peco vac
    Red Max weed eater

    Didn't buy much this year, the Mrs. wouldn't let me.

    Next year:

    4- Exmark Lazer EPS 60"
    4- Peco Vac's for ^^^^
    John Deere 4200 hydro tractor
    60" 3pt aerater
    Aera-vater AE40 or AE60
    Many Red Max weed eaters
    Many Red Max EB7000 blowers
    Trimmer traps
    Z-Spray (which is to be dilivered in FEB)
    Truck for apps only
    Curtis SS V-box salt spreader
    '91 IHC 4600 low-pro w/12' flat bed dump
    Bobcat 883 w/ cab and heat and A/C
    Finn 302 mulch blower

    And hopefuly an Exmark 32" Viking hydro w/ Flex-Deck on it

    Lots of other things
  9. JimK

    JimK TURF MAGAZINE Publisher
    Messages: 136

    Hey, it's Jim, publisher at TURF. As I've said I am not a LCO ... but I do have over 2 acres of weeds around the farm that -- if I mow weekly -- look just like a lawn (from a distance). Here in northern Vermont, the grass only grows for a few months ... but when it grows, it GROWS! Less than one mow a week and I'm cutting dandylions with my chainsaw.

    So I followed lawnsite winter and spring and armed with your wisdom, I purchased a "crapsman" riding mower.

    Next year? I'm gonna buy a lawn mower.
  10. Esby

    Esby LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    This year:
    2001 Exmark Lazer Z HP 52"/23hp Kaw.
    Stihl Br400
    Echo SRM 2400

    Next year:
    JRCO thatcher for the Lazer Z
    Ultra Vac

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