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Old 12-15-2012, 01:08 PM
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Where are all the used mowers?

I find myself in the market for a 60" mower. I've been to all the local dealers, Scag, Kubota, Hustler, Bad Boy but no one has any used equipment.

I hear the commercial mowers trade in their equipment every couple of years when the warranty expires. I figured now would be a great time to buy with the cutting season over with. Do you guys who mow for a living wait until spring to get new equipment? Is that when there will be a bunch of used mowers?

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Old 12-15-2012, 02:28 PM
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Where are all the used mowers?

I dont know about the other guys but i decided to hang on to my equipment a few more years due to the economy. Looking to buy new next year.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:32 PM
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I have bought 2 this year. Does seem like this year has dried up on equipment.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:36 PM
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The smart business men will be waiting till spring to sell there used equipment when they can get a better price, and they will wait till spring to lay out the cash or go into debt for new equipment, no need to buy now,
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:38 PM
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The smart business men will be waiting till spring to sell there used equipment when they can get a better price, and they will wait till spring to lay out the cash or go into debt for new equipment, no need to buy now,
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.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:41 PM
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you will see a bunch of used equipment and demo machines come up in spring.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:49 PM
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My dealer has a lot of trade ins from the no payments till April then 0% interest for 48 deal. He is holding them till spring to get more money out of them.
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:29 AM
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around here a lot of the dealers don't want to bother with used equipment setting around. They advise the commercial guys that the residential people love to pick them up. So many are sold outright by the LCO.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:10 AM
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After the drought this year, I'm willing to bet that most guys are holding on to their mowers either due to lack of funds or the simple fact their mowers didn't get used much.




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Old 12-16-2012, 01:19 AM
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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.
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