scrap or sell?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Townhouse Yards, Jan 19, 2014.

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Scrap or sell?

  1. Take to the transfer station and scrap.

    6 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. Post on CL, and see if someone wants a project or some parts.

    18 vote(s)
    75.0%
  1. Townhouse Yards

    Townhouse Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 821

    I picked up an old toro rear bagger 21 from a client, who dug it out from under a tarp. I thought i could put some money into it and repair it to use as a back-up. A dealer quoted me $250 to get it running, and even then it would need a new blade, and the deck and handles need to be cleaned. I already have another toro 20' push that I love, so i don't need or want this one. Should I just take it to the local transfer station for scrap metal, or could I sell it for parts, or if someone wanted a project?

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  2. BlackCloudDiesel

    BlackCloudDiesel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    Thats an old Super Recycler! If you scraped it, you wouldn't get very much money… probably less then 10 bucks. Craigslist it as a parts/repairable mower, you might get somebody willing to spend 50-75 bucks on it. A new homeowner or a fly by nighter. :)
     
  3. Townhouse Yards

    Townhouse Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 821

    That's good to hear. I was hoping there might be some value in it. Thanks for the response.
     
  4. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,711

    Biggest issue with this era SR-21s IMHO ~> is that they only cut up to 3" high max.

    See if the cutting height adjustment slots in the deck are toast. IOW, does the mower jump to a lower cutting height on uneven ground? If so, the problem is in the deck itself, unfortunately.
    There's an adapter plate from Toro to fix this, BUT it prohibits the cutting height from mowing higher than 2.5"... = not good.

    The other weak point is the tranny...assuming it is self-propelled.

    Definitely not worth investing any more than ~$70-$80 into to get it working as a backup...assuming you'd even want it.
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  5. I MOW ALONE

    I MOW ALONE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,909

    not self propelled my opinion its worthless. i would scrap it i cant see anyone paying more then scrap value on that mower.
     
  6. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,406

    The old Toro is worth it. They're tied for 1st Place w/ Honda mowers. Throw it up on Craigslist. (You already took the pics.) Somebody will buy it!
     
  7. Townhouse Yards

    Townhouse Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 821

    Thanks for the reply. It is not a self propelled, it is a push. The height adjustment does move ok, but you have to really tug on it to move it. I don't want it anymore.
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  8. Townhouse Yards

    Townhouse Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 821

    Ok, I will advertise it as a parts/project mower. Probably the time to post is in March, or does it really matter?
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  9. Townhouse Yards

    Townhouse Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 821

    It is not a self propelled. Thanks for the reply.
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  10. twomancrew

    twomancrew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 940

    For me scrap is misc. income and taxed as such. If I sell it I have a capital gain tax. Scrap it.
     

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