rental for sale

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by teddy bear, Feb 14, 2001.

  1. teddy bear

    teddy bear LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Saw an aerator in a local rental shop for sale for 600. do you fella think this is a good deal or what? the machine is a Ryan, been used for three years by home owners
  2. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    Look close!! Sometimes its a great deal, sometimes not! You have to be careful, some of the equipment they sell off is like new, some of it is ready to die!! I bought an aerator off of a rental store once, it was a 30" or so Kees. $250 :) I made that pick within the first few hours and made it back 100 times after that. That was one of the best investments I made into my biz and it was only $250!! Anyway, that was about 5 years ago and I sold it to another company owned by a friend of mine, and he works it for 1 month + straight every spring!

    Point is, look at them good because some may be a great buy, but some good be a disaster.

    Be Careful, and good luck! Let us know how you do!
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    Look for temporary fixes on the machine.
    Not knocking rental places but their equip.
    takes a beating.Rentals are in buisiness
    to make money.Why have they decided to sell it.
    Could be they just want to go with a different machine
    or something.Black and white smoke and engine engagement
    are areas Id look hard at.LOOK FOR SMOKE UNDER A LOAD.

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