selling 48" toro WB-getting out

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by firedog2710, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. firedog2710

    firedog2710 LawnSite Member
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    i am selling a 48 inch toro proline with less than 100 hours. it's a gear drive, fixed deck walk-behind. i bought it new in october 2003 to use last year. i like mowing grass, but my wife is pregnant and she just doubled her salary at her job and i don't need to have a second income anymore. i do however need to stay at home with my five-year old and soon-to-be newborn. the mower is in very good condition with no rust or damage except scratching on the sides of the deck (fence scraping, etc.). 5 forward speeds with reverse. i greased the zerks when needed per the owner's manual. i installed an hour meter when i bought it. i've kept maintenance records. i was the only who used it. it was kept in a garage when not in use. i haven't winterized it, but i have been taking it off the trailer about once a week and running it and engaging the blades, etc. none of the tires leak. belts are in good shape. what i need to know is, how much should i ask for it? :help:
     
  2. firedog2710

    firedog2710 LawnSite Member
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    i forgot to add that it has a 15 HP kawasaki motor and that i have the original purchase receipt and all the owner's manuals including the vhs tape that came with it.
     
  3. lawncare4u

    lawncare4u LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you enjoy cutting grass,even just a little bit.....I would think about it a little before selling it.......with the wife expecting,a little extra $ always comes in handy>if I didn't need the money I would consider keeping it for a off day I had off and mow a couple.....releive stress and make a buck :waving:
     
  4. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
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    Had you purchased a 48"TracerHP, you may Well Have Been Supporting Your Wife.
     
  5. pottstim

    pottstim LawnSite Senior Member
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    This isn't a bad idea at all, Firedog. I would take this into consideration. As long as the mower is paid for and not costing you anything, why not keep it? Mowing a few on a Saturday would get you out of the house for a bit, and you would get paid for it to boot! BTW, I have the same exact mower that you do. Best of luck.
     
  6. mowerpower

    mowerpower LawnSite Member
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    Are you going to sell the trimmer and blower too ? Let me know how much you want for each item.
     
  7. firefish7414

    firefish7414 LawnSite Member
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    I AM ALSO A FIREFIGHTER IN THE ST LOUIS AREA AND WOULD BE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING YOUR MOWER IF YOU FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU WANT TO CHARGE. CONTACT ME FOR INFO
     
  8. firedog2710

    firedog2710 LawnSite Member
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    i will let you know as soon as i figure it out.
     
  9. firedog2710

    firedog2710 LawnSite Member
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    i thought about doing lawns here and there. the only problem is that people want them done every week, on the same day, etc. i originally started because i wanted something to do on my days off and it worked out quite well. i have 17 residential accounts that are weekly during spring and early summer and every other week late summer to early fall that range from $20 to $35 (btw, i would be interested in selling those also). fareway lawncare: i have turned down several accounts because this is not my full-time job. are you trying to say that the toro is not fast enough or something? mowerpower: sorry, i am keeping the blower and trimmer to use at my house. they're just too nice compared to the poulans i was used to and i could probably only get about $250 to $300 for them together. lawncare4u: the money is not the issue. i'm actually using the proceeds for parts to rebuild the motor in my '72 camaro. i'm not getting out of the biz completely. i do plan on continuing to fertilize, hedge trim, overseed, etc. because these are all things that get done once or twice a season and i can wait to do them on nice days when i'm off work. another problem i have is this last summer i was turning down overtime at the firehouse(about $650 per shift) because that was the day i was mowing (i averaged about $200 those days). so if you look at those weeks that i turned down overtime, i was actually losing money. i do appreciate the encouragement from everyone, though. :drinkup:
     

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