What's On Your List For This Year???

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by DSLND, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. W.L.S.27

    W.L.S.27 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 195

    Purchased This Year:
    1. eXmark Phazer 44 19 Kawi
    2. Scag 48" 17 Kawi Belt Drive W/B
    3. Echo SRM-210
    4. Echo SCH-212
    5. Kawasaki 30" Hedge Trimmer (Not sure of the model)
    6. Stihl BR340
    7. Matco 5 Drawer Tool Chest
    8. New wrenches, sockets, and everything else that goes in the toolbox
    9. Magna-matic Blade Sharpener
    10. Craftsman Pro Series Air Compressor
    11. IR Impact Wrench, Air Ratchet, Die Grinder, and Tire Inflater
    12. Re-stocked all fluids, filters, spark plugs, blades and all that jazz

    On the List for Next Year (In Order):
    1. 20 More Residential Accounts
    2. 6.5x12 Trailer
    3. Green Touch Racks
    4. Accelerator Bagger for Phazer
    5. Pay off Phazer
    6. New Truck
    7. Stihl FS110RX
    8. Redmax EB7001RH
    9. Redmax CHZ2400
    10. New shop if money permits

    God has provided us with what we do have and He allows us to acquire more and more every season...
  2. dbroken64

    dbroken64 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    Lot more accounts. I need at least 20 more.
  3. den240nis

    den240nis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    going all out...

    - 2002+ Ford F450 Diesel Dumptruck
    - Hustler Super Z 60"+
    - more trimmers, blowers, etc.
    - 100+ more residential accounts
    - Commercial accounts ($100,000+ net)
    - Hardscape Certification

    - Real Estate License

    - Possibly a Bobcat for hardscaping
  4. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,381

    This Year I bought: 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 V8 2wd, Lesco Aerator, Shindaiwa trimmer, Craftsman 21" 3-in-1

    Next Year's wish list: New Jazzer 51",Welder, 4x6 trailer, Craftsman tool set

    Next 2-5 years
    Another Jazzer
    Quick 36 Samurai
    18' Enclosed trailer
    Sno-Way plow
    leaf loader
    Flatbed truck w/plow
    New trimmers
  5. LawnInOrder

    LawnInOrder LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    i just got a 1999 dodge ram 2500 :weightlifter: with a western plow so now the truck is off my list.

    1. new catcher for the 36" scag
    2. Enclosed Trailer 6X12
    3. Leaf vac
    4. Dump insert
    5 maybe a little wonder or billy goat push blower
  6. DSLND

    DSLND LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,205

    Lets bump this one back up.

    As of today (9/17/07) I am done purchasing any "equipment" until next fall. I got a laptop today (didn't want to buy one, but had to get one) and that marks the end of purchasing.

    So far this year i have purchased:

    -Toro 52" WB (I sold it, but a guy traded me a 36" WB and $1k in cash for it)
    -STIHL FS 110 Trimmer
    -Acer Laptop

    From today on out, all checks are getting cashed and staying in the bank. Only expenses are fuel, maintenance, and a little spending. Goal is to end the year with $6k in the bank account and save another $10-12k next year and next October i plan on buying a truck. Hoping to find a 95-2001 Chevy 2500HD reg. cab long bed for under $10k. That will leave plenty of $$ in the bank account for 2009, and in February of 09, i finally get my drivers license!!! In 2009, i plan on getting a 8x18-8x20 enclosed trailer, dump insert/8' Western Plow for truck.

    Once i get my license, i will be able to take on a lot more work. I right now service about 20-25 properties per week, and once i get the license, i will hire an employee and we should be able to knock out 30-35 in 4 days after school, leaving two days for landscaping, hedge trimming, landscaping, etc.

  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    dishwashing machine
    re- or over insulate teh attic.

    uhhh, that's it, i think

    Everything else is a ways down the road, more than a year, but here they are:
    pay off the Z.
    a nice but used compact tractor with a loader, a backhoe would be nice.
    And, a 1980's or so Ferrari Mondial or 308gts / gtb... (4-5 years from now on this, at least).
    That or maybe a Tiffany or an Excalibur, maybe a Panther Kallista and a big if but perhaps a morgan would do as well.
    Nono, just one, those are simply the options.
    I've looked at Alfa Romeos and Maseratis, but they just don't turn me on.
    Lamborghinis are too far out of range, and I don't want a kit lambo.
    Still not sure about the bmw's, thou if I keep one it would likely be the '88 325 convertible.
  8. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,123

    If ya hadn't bought all them dvd's you could pay csh for the ZTR
  9. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,100

    my list:

    EB7001 Redmax Blower

    would like to upgrade to an exmark 60" turf tracer hydro instead of this stupid belt driven walkbehind.(its not bad i just hate the belt drive)
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Yeah but that's the same here if I wasn't so into my cars :laugh:

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