ordered 2 new mowers today

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by watsmi57, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. watsmi57

    watsmi57 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I ordered 2 Gravely's today. I got a pro turn 252 and a pro walk hydro 36. I got the mulch kits for both mowers and the chute baffle for the 52. I cannot wait until they are here. I feel like a kid at Christmas time lol. My wife however did not share in my enthusiasm. She said it was more than her car payment. So I said yeah, but your car doesn't make any money lol.

    Btw Gravely has a fleet promotion going on right now if you need some new equipment. If you spend over $10k you get 20% off as long as the total is still above $10k after the discount.

    Pics coming soon..well next week probably
  2. Chevy z71

    Chevy z71 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Can't wait to see them.
  3. booboy

    booboy LawnSite Member
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    If the car gets her to work then it does make her money
  4. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    Better be careful about bringing up what does and doesn't make money! I've got a buddy that bought a bass boat, and when his wife didn't share his enthusiasm, he threw up the fact that his boat could "make money" by enabling him to catch fish for the family to eat.

    He then said, "what about the high heels and sexy dresses you buy....THEY don't make money"!! She calmly replied...."well they CAN if that'll make you feel better!

  5. Clark Griswold

    Clark Griswold LawnSite Senior Member
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    Congrats, how long you in debt for?

    I sure hope 2011 is good for you & not like doomsday like everyone is talking about!
  6. watsmi57

    watsmi57 LawnSite Senior Member
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    that's funny lol
  7. watsmi57

    watsmi57 LawnSite Senior Member
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    too long. 5 years. but i am a solo operator for the most part. i didn't put but 200 hours on my primary mower last season. so i am hoping to get some long life from these units. the only good thing is in 2 years when the warranty is up - they will be worth more than i owe. i take exceptional care of my stuff too.

    i think 2011 will be ok. gas prices are going to suck but i have gotten almost all of my clients back on board already.
  8. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Best time to buy mower or about anything is before the end of the year dealer don t want pay tax on that stuff The will cut a better deal I know you already bought you stuff but might check into it next time
    And save you from giving that to uncle sam
  9. watsmi57

    watsmi57 LawnSite Senior Member
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    i did ok. my mowers were $14600 retail before tax. i got them out the door tax and all for under $13k - with mulch kits for both mowers and the chute baffle (installed )for the 52.
  10. watsmi57

    watsmi57 LawnSite Senior Member
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    uh oh! my dealer called to order the mowers today and the 252 is on the way but they haven't started building the walk behinds yet lol. probably be mid april before i get it. :(

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