I’m looking for anyone that can point me in the right direction. I’m a 10-year landscaper, whom built a well and established landscaping business. Now I would like to build a truck soley for power washing. However, I’m putting forward a limited amount of funds, and starting small, just to ensure that there’s a market. If there’s a market, I have plans to purchase a 8 gpm machine, and so forth, but right now I need some help getting started as a new guy with a 4 gpm machine.
With that said, I’m starting with a 4 gpm machine. I’m trying to figure out expenses that way I can come up with an effective pricing strategy. I’ve got most of my expenses down on a chart, know about what I need to make, however, I need some help being efficient from the get go.
Now my question is, I know a lot of you big guys with 8 gpm machines have trailers with large reels and such. Simply drag your hoses, hook up to water, and off you go. My question is am I able to build such a set-up with a 4gpm machine without losing productivity and power from my machine?
In example, can I leave my 4 gpm machine in the bed of the truck, install a large H20 Hose reel, and a 200 foot Pressure Hose Reel, and simply pull up to a stop, drag my water hose and pressure hose from the reel attached to the bed of the truck, hook up to water, start the machine, and be off to work? Most properties here in our HUGE CITY, are urban, short driveways, and back yards are easily in reach. I’m hoping to be able to install a 200 foot hose reel, and reach the back of the houses. I also will carry spare 50 ft. hose sections in the truck in case I need extra feet.
My main concern is, when I watch YouTube, most guys got their 4gpm machines out in the yard with them. I feel it would be much more productive to have everything stationary instead of unloading and loading everything. So to break it down. Will my 4gpm machine be effected much power wise if I were to mount it, and install a 200 foot reel?