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Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by keithslawnc, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. keithslawnc

    keithslawnc LawnSite Member
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    Wanting to know if this unit would be over kill for an add on service for a lawn and landscape business. It is a Hydrotech brand rig. The whole rig was built by Hydrotech. It specs are 9 gpm and 3500 psi, belt driven pump,275 water tank, 30 gal chemical tank, diesel heater, hose, hose reels ect. He said he purchased it 6 months ago for $ 12,000. It is not cheap, wondering if I would be better off with a more entry level unit. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Propowerwash

    Propowerwash LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think you do not need a unit that Large for ad on service in florida if your talking residential.

    If your a Commercial landscaper I would say get it.
     
  3. keithslawnc

    keithslawnc LawnSite Member
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    I have the oppurtunity to by this machine. It is a hydrotek 9 gpm at 3000 psi. It is 6 months old. I can get it for $3500.00 Should I jump on this deal?
     
  4. Don M.

    Don M. LawnSite Member
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    Like Ron said, if your going to do residental houses only no. If your going to use the hot water to clean concrete, yes.
     
  5. Pumptecguy

    Pumptecguy Inactive
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    Why is the owner willing to take a $ 8500.00 haircut on this? What brand of pump is on it? If the pump is junk, then you will have extra expense getting that replaced.
     
  6. keithslawnc

    keithslawnc LawnSite Member
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    He wanted 10k for the company including contacts and his name but has relocated here. Now he has offered to sell me the skid itself for $3500.
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  7. FCPWLLC

    FCPWLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Most likely because the machine was priced almost double what it was worth in the first place.

    $12k for a $7k machine. Now it is used, I'd offer $2800.
     
  8. bcg717

    bcg717 LawnSite Member
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    If you can get the Skid for around $3k and its still in great condition that is not a bad deal.
     
  9. bcg717

    bcg717 LawnSite Member
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    There is no doubt that he paid close to $12k for a new 9gpm hydrotek with trailer, tanks , and reels on a dual axle trailer.
     
  10. Mike B.

    Mike B. LawnSite Member
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    For commercial flat work 9 gpm is great. But for residential work 9gpm is way over kill, if the house has well you may run into a supply problem. A 5.5 gpm machine is ideal for residential cleaning.
    If you pass on the 9 GPM machine I may be interested, let me know!
     

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