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Old 08-02-2013, 11:10 AM
Tizzy Tizzy is offline
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Connecticut
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Originally Posted by 32vld View Post
10 lawns is not enough to buy a $10,000 mower.

Cart in front of the horse.

Selling a good running mower does not make sense when you will be left without a back up.

If you made enough money from this mower for it to have paid itself off then this mower does not own you anything and is another reason to keep it.

If this mower has not paid itself off then you should not be replacing it.

you MUST get the accounts before you buy a new mower. what if you go out and spend 10000 on a new mower with a 60 inch deck and then all 10 of the new accounts you get need a 48 inch mower to fit on them. always have the work before you buy the equipment.

also if your mower is bought and paid for in full and has paid you back for its costs keep it. new mowers have problems. and the best thing you can do is keep both mowers with you while mowing and once a day run the old mower on an account to give it some run time. this will help ward off problems from it sitting.

also having the old mower with you will save your ass at least once, whether you happen to slide off a hill and get stuck or snap a belt. you cannot beat having a backup mower.

in this business you will learn overkill and redundancy are the name of the game.
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