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Confused Homeowner

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Catcher, Feb 14, 2001.

  1. Catcher

    Catcher LawnSite Member
    Posts: 166

    the Grasshopper place has a contractor's open house this Saturday.
    Hopefully I can get my claws on a good used trade in of any kind!
    If not I'll stick with the Dixie Chopper -60"/ 22.5hp/ 1300hrs.
    Seems to be the best deal so far, the only drawback beeing that the next Dixie dealer is a ways away, or I would've bought it already.
    Whatever I buy - the first thing I'll do is pour about 200lbs of fertilizer on the lawn, so I can show it who the boss is this summer :)
  2. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,226

    personly i would buy something new, you never know what could go wrong with something used, you don't know if they kept good care of it, how often the oil was changed , and everything else that could go worng. just my opinion.
  3. Catcher

    Catcher LawnSite Member
    Posts: 166

    I agree Josh, if we're talking about $2k - $3k difference, I may as well go new and get piece of mind. I really was looking at machines that cost $9k - $10k new and are for sale for around $3k; that may be worth it.

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