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Old 06-24-2013, 09:39 PM
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customer bought 6 new diesel ztr's at one time

I was at Deere dealer today and the employee working their said it was a good day. They sold 6 new diesel 997's today to one customer. He says that same customer buys 3 every year also in December for a tax purpose. Must be a good size operation.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:49 PM
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or it was ST. Nick
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:03 AM
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Yeah, that's big money for sure. Geez, i don't think i've heard about a purchase like that.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:54 AM
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Holy Cow! I don't think I can even dream of needing that many mowers, especially in one year. I'd probably need to be mowing all over this and my surrounding counties!
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:18 AM
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Wow, thats an operation there. I was stoked once when I worked for a company and they sent me at the end of the day to take my rig to the mower store to pick some "some stuff" up , Two new EFI toros with baggers were loaded into the trailer and they were for my route.

Have yet to obtain that baller kinda purchase on my own ...haha
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:12 AM
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I bought 10 Scag Cheetahs just last week. I got 5 crews taking over a large company for me while I sit back and watch.

Seriously, it's not that big of a deal that a thread had to be started. I was at my Scag dealer (for real) and saw a guy buy 4 TT's. He didn't pick them up, he was making the purchase. He also trades in most mowers every two years.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:36 AM
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With the section 179 accelerated depreciation tax rule, does it make sense to buy a $10K mower every year? Or several mowers if you are a big operator?

Say you buy a mower for $10K, reducing your taxable income by the full $10K by taking the full depreciation the first year, then theoretically sell it for $8K the next year. Do you pay capital gains on the $8K? Even so, would it be better to pay only 20% capital gains on $8K ($1600) instead of 30% income tax/soc security/medicare taxes on $10K ($3000)? Is that how it works? Do guys cheat and not report the $8K sale of the asset (mower)?

Or maybe you buy a truck every year for $35K, and sell the old one.

Is anyone doing this section 179 stuff?
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:24 AM
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So you mean there's landscaping companies out there with more than 3 employees?
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:28 PM
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I know a guy who has 7 crews, res/and commercial. His labor average is 30g/weekly. Careful what you wish for.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:10 AM
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I think its in the air... i sold more diesels this last month than my 6 years of beiing a mower dealer...
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