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Old 12-16-2012, 07:33 AM
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Really no need to trade every 2 years. I have talked to my JD dealer and he says alot of guys have 3000 to 5000hrs on their mowers and they still keep the running. The dealer told me that little things go after 2000hrs. These commercial mowers are made to outlast the motors. I rather keep my mower than have debt over my head.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:04 AM
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This is true, that is why I look now because the not so smart business man becomes hard pressed for money and deals are to be had.
Well I know but despite clear evidence that would suggest the contrary there actually ain't that many dumb people, you want a deal and what they are saying is correct, you're outside of the selling window, it's a lot like buying winter clothes in July...

The discounts can be found.
But you're going to be looking long and hard.

Like gold mining, ever watch those shows?
Yeah, they didn't do so well the first time around.

One other thing...
You need cash in hand, all of it.
As in, if they're asking two thousand you need twenty benjies.

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Old 12-17-2012, 04:09 PM
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Really no need to trade every 2 years. I have talked to my JD dealer and he says alot of guys have 3000 to 5000hrs on their mowers and they still keep the running. The dealer told me that little things go after 2000hrs. These commercial mowers are made to outlast the motors. I rather keep my mower than have debt over my head.
I believe it's been for the last 3 to 4years that they will allow 100% write off on equipment up to a certain dollar amount. That is the main reason alot of LCO's trade that often.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:26 PM
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I know none of my dealers sell used stuff, I bought a new mower the end of last season with 0% interest 48 and no payments until april no reason to lay out cash over the off season but when the season starts whenever that is, I'm ready way more than I was last season, we're getting our marketing plan in place now I'm shooting for 100 customers this season.
The 0% for 36 or 48 is a no brainer. Puts you in new equipment with low payments and no interest. No reason to deplete cash.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:29 PM
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Really no need to trade every 2 years. I have talked to my JD dealer and he says alot of guys have 3000 to 5000hrs on their mowers and they still keep the running. The dealer told me that little things go after 2000hrs. These commercial mowers are made to outlast the motors. I rather keep my mower than have debt over my head.
I agree with this 100%. But this works well for smaller companies. It does make sense for the bigger companies to trade in more often. But, if you need new equipment, the 0% deals are no brainers.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:35 AM
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I believe it's been for the last 3 to 4years that they will allow 100% write off on equipment up to a certain dollar amount. That is the main reason alot of LCO's trade that often.
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Yep, but I have to wonder if they're properly using the depreciation recapture rules to report what they sold the units for.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:52 AM
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boonescreek has 2 turf tigers 61 inch just traded in
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:56 AM
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For what it's worth I will be selling my mowers after I finish a few late cleanups.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:34 AM
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:54 AM
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Yep, but I have to wonder if they're properly using the depreciation recapture rules to report what they sold the units for.
Probably not. Most people have no idea what you're talking about.
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