Starting in 2011, I purchased a pickup and a dump trailer while renting skid steers as needed. I was able to then purchase a skid steer and avoid the mounting rental bills. I was soon taking on larger projects and needed more than a dump trailer to keep up with demand.
In order to compete with other contractors, I purchased a tandem axle end dump truck and then a wheel loader to load and move materials. I also purchased snow removal attachments and a sander unit for the second dump truck.
As my business grew, I added a semi to the fleet with a step deck trailer to move larger palatalized loads and equipment around the state. With the purchase of the semi and hauling of aggregate the decision was easy to purchase a side dump.
Along the way I added a tri-axle end dump truck to accommodate larger loads in the same tight areas as the tandem end dump. I also bought a tracked skid steer for dirt work in sandy soil conditions and for working on side slopes. I added a second wheel loader to tackle our snow removal needs.
I have always considered my need to find a truck that would solve multiple issues. I finally decided on a roll-off truck that would allow me to do multiple projects on the job site. Then I built a hook lift truck and felt like I was completely prepared for all projects.