View Full Version : What is the life expectancy of a commercial machine?

Five Diamond Lawns
10-08-2004, 11:23 AM
I have a Billy Goat aerator thats 2 full seasons old.
I'll admit I get a lot of use out of it, try to do 30 to 40 lawns a week. I try to maintain it well though I have done better this last year than the first. Have been through about 15 belts and 10 cables, a couple of barrings, one drive chain and the auxiliary on of switch has been removed.
But now I am being told the entire spoon / drive system needs to be replaced. Thats basically everything except the motor.
Price tag $950.00
Its a $3,000 machine. :dizzy:
2 seasons using it March through June then Sept through mid Nov. 30 to 40 hours a week. Does this seem correct?????
One last fact to be fair. I am not the one using it normally.