Replacing equipment...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnprosteveo, May 7, 2008.

  1. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,930

    What is your thought on replacing hand held equipment? Do you let it get a certain number of hours/yrs of use and then replace it regardless of its condition?

    My Shindaiwa stuff is getting old...but it just keeps running. The occasional cleaning of the muffler, or other little repair...but they still start easily and run reliably. I find it hard to justify buying new stuff when the old stuff is getting it done.

    Whats your thoughts?
     
  2. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 698

    i usually run mine until they die.
     
  3. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 17,369

    My Shindawia stuff is also getting old but still runs as new. I bought a TroyBuild with interchangable heads that I use for back ups. When my Shindawia stuff becomes unrealible then I replace it.
     
  4. Country

    Country LawnSite Member
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    Why spend the money unless you need too??? When it becomes unrealible then I replace it.
     
  5. Greenleaf Lawns

    Greenleaf Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    My old stuff becomes my back ups.

    Heck I've still got equipment that I bought in 1991 that we use.

    The ECHO blower I purchased in 1992 is used at almost every property.
     
  6. evergreenedmond

    evergreenedmond LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 310

    we run ours until they die, usually a year and half for trimmers & edgers & 2 years for backpacks
     
  7. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,930

    Wow Evergreen...you must put some serious hours on your stuff. My Shindaiwas have lasted six yrs and still going strong.
     
  8. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    same here, run them till they blow up.
     
  9. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Our main line string trimmers are shot by end of second season, secondary units like blade edgers will last about 5 years . Backpack blowers last around 5 or 6 seasons. Hand blowers last 2 years or maybe 3 . It all depends on the quality of the unit and more important how many hours of use it gets. It definetly pays to buy the pro duty tools from which ever manufacturer you use.
     
  10. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    x2 Let it blow up
     

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