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Expanding and am looking into equipment.

Discussion in 'Business Management' started by david1332, May 26, 2016.

  1. david1332

    david1332 ArboristSite Operative

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    Alright so my business is rapidly expanding and I currently load all my wood into my trailer by hand, which honestly is soooo much of a hassle and I believe I could save a lot of time with a separate truck w/ a dump body and a chipper.

    My question is how much would a setup like that cost? It does not in any way shape or form have to be brand new. I plan on buying the chipper used from a rental place with about 500 hours, since they go through the equipment every time it Comes back in and doesn't get rented every day I trust it.
    Thanks guys!
     
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    david1332 ArboristSite Operative

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    Current setup:
    99 f-150 4.6 v8 ( upgrading to a v8 F-250 super duty in July)
    6x12 dual axle trailer
    Husky 338-xpt
    Stihl 441c
    Echo cs-400
    All the climbing and rigging gear I nedd
     
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    Cost depends greatly on the size of the equipment and its age, so it's hard to give a price for a dump truck and chipper. For an older truck and small chipper I'd say $15-20k
     
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    Rental places around here are very lax about that go over thing before re-renting- got a lot of war stories from over the years- now I just find and purchase my own. Sometimes its tough on the pocket book though, but at least it works when I need it and I am not wasting time waiting for some xyz rental joint to fix what should have been fixed prior to next rental - even worse when when you have a contractor scheduled right behind your portion.
     

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