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Is It Worth It?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Brian B, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. Brian B

    Brian B LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 273

    this is a good mower and i need one so the price is attractive. its $3,000 60" deck 27 hp liquid cooled kawasaki engine 2047 hours. now the hours are the only thing holding me back. how much does this mower still have in it?
  2. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    If it was maintained, the engine still has life left in it. How are the hydros on the machine? Any leaks? How is the deck and the deck spindle bearings?

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    Why do you "need" it-- for a guy starting up-- No it is the biggest waste of money there is-- do you have 50, 20K yards that you can use it on-- Do you need a big deck Z now. You can not use it on your 15000 foot lots. Why do you need it-
    If you have the jobs to require a 60" Z than you should also have to income to pay for a New tool.
    That is just my thinking. If you are just starting out than you should buy a used 36" or 44" W/B but by the time you are into Z's a true, profitable professional is only going to buy top quality equipment,
  4. martinfan06

    martinfan06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 631

    Yes I think we hashed this out in an earlier thread w/ you. You do not need a 60" cut mower when you dont have the 1st account yet you dont even know what youll be cutting. Use your head and listen to the vetrens on this site weve been there done that. START WITH A GOOD W/B WITH VELKE.

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