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03-01-2012, 10:15 PM
My brother/business partner are in a argument (sorta) on what to go with.
buy a brand new 2012 SCAG tiger cat 52" with the 27 kholer and %0.00 financing for 48 months and the payment are 177
buy a used SCAG wildcat 61" with 1100 hours on it for 4200 bucks?
I want the brand new one but he is arguing that the used one is a better deal because it is cheaper but i said the new one comes with a warrenty and brand new everything that will last at least double as long as the used one
03-01-2012, 10:21 PM
For 48 0% this is a no brainer.
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03-01-2012, 10:41 PM
If doing business with a partner, family no less then you have bigger problems then which machine to buy. Also if starting out get the used machine and pay cash for everything.
03-01-2012, 10:52 PM
we have the jobs left over from last year and we need a bigger mower because we have like 3 accounts that we need it for and one of them will take 2 hours to cut with just the new 52"
03-01-2012, 10:58 PM
Go used with no payments. It will pay itself off much quicker and get the job done.
03-01-2012, 11:34 PM
wtf, why would you want to buy a used machine when you can get a brand new one and get interest free. yeah there is not such thing as interest free because they get you with the price. i mean, are you really gonna miss 8 inches of cut when the engine goes out and its not covered. yeah i no 8 inches makes a big difference over a period of time, but youll be down longer replacing the engine.
03-02-2012, 12:13 AM
i want brand new. exactly what i was telling my brother is well have a warrenty if anything happens oh and must i remund you, the new tiger cub is going to be better in the spring with a 52" rather than a 61" wild cat because of weight and where i am from, there is nothing but rain. what if i do go used but i blow out the carb in a week or there is a crack in the deck that i didnt see when it was bought. 52" to a 61" is really not a loss when you have the power t make up for it. it would be different if i was cuttin fields but thats not the case
03-02-2012, 01:21 AM
I would buy a Turf Tiger, or at least a Wildcat. That way you will have a machine for a long time...
03-02-2012, 02:38 PM
When I first started, I bought all my large equipment, brand new. Making those payments got very old!! After having bought several mowers since them, enough to staff 4 crews. I now buy all my large equipment, used. I get much better deals than if I had bought them brand new! I look for equipment that has low hours and that have been taken care of really well! I recently bought a used 60" Exmark Diesel for $5,500. It only had 600 hours on it! I also bought a John Deere 1600 (11' batwing mower, with only 650 hrs) for $10,500! Here's a pic: http://lawnsite.com/showthread.php?p=4332166#post4332166
There are really good deals out there and when you pay cash, you free up your money to run your business.
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