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Old 10-02-2011, 11:26 AM
Big Money Big Money is offline
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Buying used equipment, what should I look for?

I am in the process of starting a part time lawn care business and hope to hit the ground running next spring with 10-15 residential customers.
With this season coming to an end, I'm expecting some used equipment to become available.

My question is what should I look for when purchasing to make sure it is a sound piece of equipment.

Items looking to purchase:
1) Used ZTR (48-52")
2) Used walkbehind (48")
3) Used trimmer and backpack blower
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:59 AM
nismothunder nismothunder is offline
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Leaking gaskets

Lack of grease

Loose bearings

I think this has been covered before. But good luck in your endever.
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:04 PM
Barrett Landscaping Barrett Landscaping is online now
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if your only doing 10-20 lawns i would not even look at a ztr. just get one or two hydro walkbehinds.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:18 PM
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Mowers that haven't been greased regularly are trouble you don't want.
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