Input on these mowers

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by gravtyklz, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. gravtyklz

    gravtyklz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    These are the best Deals I can find near here in terms of low cost. Are any of them worth it for just trying to get a start?

    Mower 1

    Mower 2

    Mower 3

    Mower 4
     
  2. grasshoppers lawncare

    grasshoppers lawncare LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Posts: 46

    I would say try one of the scag's. Scag is a good piece of equipment. They look alittle worn out but just for starting out they might be ok.
     
  3. Jake's Lawn Service

    Jake's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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    I agree
    Jake
     
  4. gravtyklz

    gravtyklz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    Whats the most I should pay for either of them? Are the Buy Out prices still good deals?
     
  5. Prestige-Lawncare

    Prestige-Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 753

    Understanding finances, and the availability of funds ... I can appreciate buying used equipment. With that said ... these mowers look a little "to used" for me. Unless you are pretty much mechanically inclined, I would pass on all of these. A $100. commercial mower is just that ... a $100. commercial mower. A new set of blades will cost you almost half that.

    It's kind of like the egg and the chicken mentality. You really need the equipment to do good, professional work, but you need the money for the equipment.

    If you can look around for something in better shape, and newer ... and you can afford it, I think you would be better off. Just think if you get a mower like the ones you are looking at ... get you some good accounts ... and then the mower pukes on you! You'll have to come up with another mower right away to keep servicing your accounts. If not ... you''l be right back to square one.

    Just my opinion ...
     
  6. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,985

    They're all being sold by the same person. Why not go and look them over, if you're not to far away.
    Although I must agree with Prestige, they all look kinda worn out.
     
  7. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,157

    I also have to agree those look pretty worn out.
     
  8. paul vroom

    paul vroom LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    Four boat anchors for sale. The first one did not have a gas cover. It would be hard to find one for that machine. I would keep looking. Try your local dealer, they might have 0% financing and no payments for a year kinda thing. Did you try craigs list? Look around, I would hate to see you buy on of those unless it was for parts. Good luck.
     
  9. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    depending on how many hours they have and the condition of blades, belts, spindles and so on I would go check them out in person. I'm not sure from the looks of them if they will hold up to day to day commercial mowing but if your just starting out and doing residential they might work. Look them over good and if everything is ok see how cheap you can get one but remember mowers that old are going to need plenty of repairs.
     
  10. paul vroom

    paul vroom LawnSite Senior Member
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