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Old 12-19-2001, 09:38 PM
Jim Feder Jim Feder is offline
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what to do?

Want to buy a new mower this year have 4500.00 to spend and I went out to the dealers in town and checked out some demos I have came up with a encore z series 48'' rider 21hp and a super surfer greatdane 52 17hp both with low hrs. If I spend 5500.00 I can get a scag 48" tiger cub 21hp What to do???????? I am just adding a tool to my bus only have walk behinds (scag) thanks
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Old 12-19-2001, 09:49 PM
MWS LAWN MWS LAWN is offline
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You might should check around on some prices of new equipment.There are alot of good deals on new mowers. You could put the 4500.00 down and have no interest until Spring. Then when the good money starts to come in pay the rest off. There are some good mowers for under 7000.00 out there, and you will have a piece of new equipment. Just a thought.
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Old 12-19-2001, 10:10 PM
Evan528 Evan528 is offline
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I defintly agree on using the 4500 dollars as a down payment. I would recomend not buying any ztr smaller then a 60 inch. The whole point of a ztr is to cut aot of A small deck defeats the whole productivity factor. You can get a 60 inch ztr from 7-8,000 dollars with a air cooled gas power engine.
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Old 12-19-2001, 10:46 PM
Highpoint Highpoint is offline
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Paying cash is good but I'd use the 4500 to leverage a larger piece of equipment. Like the man said. Zero interest till spring. make some more cash, pay it off!
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Old 12-21-2001, 10:41 AM
Atlantic Lawn Atlantic Lawn is offline
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If you have the properties for it a bigger deck is always better. Use the money as a downpayment, smarter biz move in the long run.Shows you are credit worthy and a serious bussines man.
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