"FLEECING" anything is not smart. Owning it is. I just traded my 2004 721 Diesel 60" Grasshopper with 1,000 hours on it and got $7,500 on trade against a new 725D T6 Grasshopper. Wrote a check for the $9,000 to boot. I can write checks like this as i have no debt. Sitting on the trailer, paid for and i sleep well at night! Everything i own is paid for. Sure i struggled to do this for a few years but now all upgrades are CASH! It leaves a LOT of extra $$$ around for fun stuff that normally would go to payments and interest.......
1995 F350 Crew Cab 4x4 5spd PSD with Fisher EZ-VEE plow.
1994 F250 Regular Cab 4x4 Slusbox 351 gasser.
2012 Grasshopper 725D T6 with 52" Mulching and 61" Side Discharge/Bagging decks.
2009 Encore FZ48 Front Mount Side Discharge & bagger.
3 Ariens LM21 Commercial walk behinds.
Echo SRM28 trimmers.