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letzgoblues
02-03-2010, 08:22 AM
2009 Tbar Fixed Deck Toro 36in Walkbehind mower.... it has roughly 125 hours... Great mower with Sulkey.
extra set of blades, great for standard size gates, warranty WILL transfer

Stihl Weedeater 85 used about a season and half, new head comes with string

Stihl Blower b55 handheld, bought same time as Weedeater, still very strong

Stihl Backpack Blower 500, bought new in November, used about 4 hrs

Stihl Hedgetrimmer HS45 bought new in October used less than 2 hrs

2 Toro Personal Pace 21in Cut mowers with Bags, new blades run great

14ft trailer with drop Gate, tandem wheels, 01 model decent deck, and good tires

All for $5600

If not all do you think the Toro WB is a good buy and at what price?
Thanks

txgrassguy
02-03-2010, 09:39 AM
The used equipment market place is simply flooded right now with people dumping stuff.
Personally I wouldn't pay more than $3,500 to a maximum of $4,000 for all of this stuff.
Regarding the mower, maybe $2000 - $2500 including the sulkie.

letzgoblues
02-03-2010, 10:02 AM
Thanks for your info. I only have 10000 to start so any savings would be helpful
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pkra12
02-03-2010, 10:20 AM
That would be a great way to start up, just about everything you need! Show up with $3,500 CASH and see what he says...tell him final offer if he says no. and don't call or bring a check just go with the cash

letzgoblues
02-03-2010, 10:40 AM
I really wanted a new wb mower so I could be sure it was well maintained. This seems like a great start up opportunity that could save me a ton of money that could be used for advertising and other expenses though. I may make him an offer.

pkra12
02-03-2010, 11:28 AM
If it only has 125 hours it really should be ok, make sure u cut with it before u by. check your basics, pto engages, spindles are ok, run through the gears, belts are cheap dont worry too much about them, check the oil, stuff like that. Don't rush into anyhting and you'll be fine. With 10,000 to start though i would at least think about buying a new 48inch walk behind in addition to the setup your looking at. Get a belt driven one and keep the cost down, any questions feel free to ask

letzgoblues
02-03-2010, 11:45 AM
I will be working w lots of fenced in properties. I also really wanted to get an enclosed trailer because I can park it a friends house but they cost around 4000 which does not leave much for equipment. What brand model do you suggest in a 48 inch. Thanks.
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openbook
02-03-2010, 12:37 PM
I've only used exmarks but they work well. It seems like people choose dealer support over brands because the machine will need maintenance eventually. A good dealer will keep the machine running and might even have a loaner if your machine ever breaks down.

pkra12
02-03-2010, 12:55 PM
Belt driven gravely walks are very durable and have a nice cut but what openbook says is very true, i am partial to gravely because of dealer support. what dealers do you have in your area?

hackitdown
02-03-2010, 01:09 PM
It seems like a high price. You could get that stuff NEW for under $7K.

If the mower is worth $2500 (from previous post), the 9 year old trailer is maybe $1000. The handhelds and push mowers maybe another $1000 if they are mint. So the package for $4K would be a good deal.

AzLawnMan
02-03-2010, 01:41 PM
Im not that fond about buying used equipment other than a trailer. I just started another crew and bought a trailer on Craigs for $1k and 2 new honda mowers for $800, 2 echo weed eaters $300, Echo blower 755t for $399. I didnt have to buy a walk behind because I have a back up Walker mower that I put on that crew. I think your better off spending the extra cash, which isnt that much more, and buy new.

letzgoblues
02-03-2010, 01:52 PM
Belt driven gravely walks are very durable and have a nice cut but what openbook says is very true, i am partial to gravely because of dealer support. what dealers do you have in your area?

I am not sure about dealers. I am going to visit a store close by today to see what they have. I think I might take this offer if I can get it for around $3700. I will most likely sell the trailer and buy an enclosed one. Thanks everyone for the input.

BeeCreekLawns
02-03-2010, 10:39 PM
At dealer near me, a new Toro 36" 30094 floating deck belt-drive was on sale for $4019. They had a used one there, exactly the same, on consignment with 250hrs for $3200. I was considering getting the used one. I am confused after reading this post??? Anyone.

BeeCreekLawns
02-03-2010, 10:46 PM
Is this non-commercial equip.???

letzgoblues
02-03-2010, 10:47 PM
That is way to high! I just visited a dealer and was told new they are 3400. Also look online you can see the price varies from 3300 to 3500.
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BeeCreekLawns
02-03-2010, 10:53 PM
I am looking at their price sheet in front of me. The new price of $4019 was their super sale price. Originally listed at $4251. This is 15hp, Kawasaki KAI engine, floating deck, belt-drive. The used one said Turbo Force on it, but not sure if new ones did. I am trying to buy my first commercial mower, so I really don't know much. I am really confused after seeing all that for such a cheap price.

letzgoblues
02-03-2010, 10:53 PM
Just do a google search.
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letzgoblues
02-03-2010, 11:02 PM
I am in the same boat. The way I see it is its a gamble buying used equipment just like a car the second it rolls of the lot it loses 1/3 the value. You don't know if its been maintained or abused. If you have craigslist type mower in the lawn and garden section that's where I found this equipment
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BeeCreekLawns
02-03-2010, 11:06 PM
I googled Toro 30094 and found several matches. I did find a used one in Louisiana for $3000, but that is only $200 less. I found new ones priced higher than what I mentioned.

BeeCreekLawns
02-03-2010, 11:16 PM
I kept googling and even found a post on this site that is in line with what i'm quoting. Maybe that equip. is stolen???

letzgoblues
02-03-2010, 11:28 PM
Maybe the 2010s are 4000 the one I am looking at is a 2009. I don't think it stolen he has all the manuals
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BeeCreekLawns
02-03-2010, 11:36 PM
Well I have looked at many, actually was still looking, and the cheapest I have found is $3799 in Minnesota. Its new on ebay and no shipping. The fixed decks are cheaper.

letzgoblues
02-04-2010, 07:16 AM
The price difference must be the fixed and floating decks.

openbook
02-04-2010, 11:55 AM
I don't think a floating deck is necessary on a 36. With the fixed decks they have washers on the front wheels you can adjust to change mowing height. They also have washers under the blades you can change up as well.