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    Default Re: advice on starting mechanic workshop

    Quote Originally Posted by rnieckau View Post
    I would take my youthful energy and get an 8 ton flat bed with some of the money.
    A good roll-back recovery truck is always going to pay for itself.
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    Default Re: advice on starting mechanic workshop

    I have owned a few trucks and had my share on tractors. You need heavy duty jacks and trestles.
    Truck engines surpasses 500kg same with gearboxes. You will need a proper engine hoist and gearbox jack for starters.
    Not easy to manhandle oversized truck and tractor components.

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    Default Re: advice on starting mechanic workshop

    Generally when one starts a business is because there is a perceived need in the market which the person can exploit. Then one does some market research on inter alia market pricing, market volumes and costs to ascertain whether the opportunity is profitable / viable or not. When the model proves viable then the assets for the business are acquired to support the model.

    I hope the OP has researched the opportunity from a factual base rather than "this is a good idea". I have seen too many of my mates sink money into "good ideas" and come out deep in debt.

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    Default Re: advice on starting mechanic workshop

    I would like to apologise for the late response. Have been quite sick lately. The money, should it come will be in the form of a voucher that is paid to your suppliers. It is a business incubation thing. That's why I chose to look for equipment to get me started. Even though I have a number of toolboxes at home, there are times when I find myself having to drive around and ask people to lend us certain tools. Almost always the bigger tools and certain specialised bits and pieces. I know from working on my own machinery this is very heavy work, hoisting equipment will be needed.

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    Default Re: advice on starting mechanic workshop

    Please also understand, in a 1 man business, if you are sick, your income stops as long as you are unable to work.
    Errol Cornelius



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    Default Re: advice on starting mechanic workshop

    Good luck Gwaji. Some good advise already.

    Adendoff is good, there are also some good preowned suppliers who will meet the criteria set by incubation. Just be upfront with them about what you need. Agree on price. Get quote. Incubator pays.
    If upon receiving the money and the Size40 has been sold, then agree for cash refund and go source elsewhere.

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