Ego-Scaper

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by SVA_Concrete, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. SRT8

    SRT8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CA
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    We try to buy everything cash if possible, and everything slightly used if possible.
    All of our trucks are 05's or newer but they are all used except for a couple that we couldnt find good deals on used. Just last week i bought an 05 sierra 2500 duramax with only 40k miles and i only paid $17k. We search Craigslist like crazy trying to find good deals on used equipment. We are a good sized company that grosses over 2mil a year but just because we gross that much doesnt mean we will go spend $300k on trucks mowers and Bobcats.
     
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Speaking of buying used - I am starting to look for a John Deere compact track loader, with no more than 1500 hrs. If anyone has one or knows of one within 150 miles from MD let me know
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  3. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a new holland c185 with ac/heat, 700hrs, going to put new tracks sprockets for 22k.
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  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have a NH tractor that I love. But I could never own a NH skid steer. The nurseries love them - great for loading mulch :)


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  5. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah i understand, i flip skid steers on the side. We use a takeuchi, and i am partial to them. I once bought a mustang mtl 16 for 10k w 1000hrs. The mustang and gehls are the same machine but dont seem to hold their value as well.
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  6. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Muddy - Do you buy from auction sites ?
     
  7. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    nah just craigslist. I have to get them pretty cheap to flip them on ebay or sell them to a couple dealers I know.
     

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