If you have 5k what zero turn would you buy?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Titan31, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    id go with a lightly used commercial brand...make sure your local dealer will be able to find parts for it when you need them
     
  2. Pietro

    Pietro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 857

    Get a new toro. Theyre offering 0% interest. Just put 5K down and have a low payment.
     
  3. capt bob

    capt bob LawnSite Member
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    I will send some pics over tonight sorry for the delay
     
  4. 123hotdog

    123hotdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 481

    Buy used buy used buy used. Let someone else take the hit for it new. In a year, it'll be just as used. Homeowners are all the time buyin commercial mowers and then they need a little money and there you go. I have been in business since 2006 and have never bought new but never bought one that was used commercially either. I have four mowers. I buy one used every winter, near Christmas. I then sell off my oldest or least used one at tax time. Some Johnny come lately is always taking his wife's income tax check and trying to start mowing. I usually make more on the mower than I have in it and I get a couple of years of use out of it.
     

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