Time for my annual liquidation of equipment

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by arninglawns, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. arninglawns

    arninglawns LawnSite Member
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    They usually bring between $400 and $500.
  2. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
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    I understand they aren't "push mowers" but to me a 21 inch mower is a throw away. If I was using all 21's I would replace them every year too. I use all big mowers 48's 52's I have 2 push mowers. (self propelled little mowers if you will) I have a couple 48 walk behinds that are the "walk behinds" and the 21's are the push mowers. My bad on quoting you when it wasnt you. Most lawns around me are 10k square foot plus. I never use little mowers. I agree with your theory though. Like I said if I was using those little mowers I would buy new every year too. I would lose like 30 grand a year if i replaced my mowers every year and only got half back.
  3. arninglawns

    arninglawns LawnSite Member
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  4. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
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    we use the "push" mowers and walkers exclusively. I think it all depends on your demographic. Back east and areas that have large estates use the larger walk behinds. Other areas only have 1/4 acre or smaller. However it does not mean that the 21" mowers are any less important. We do not throw them away after one year they are just getting broken in, we will use them for at least 5-6 seasons, maybe more. $400 is a good price on a 21" one year old mower. good luck on sale.
  5. WenzelOSLLC

    WenzelOSLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not saying you're wrong in how you're doing this but I'd keep my equipment for more than a season. I would imagine that if you used them for two or three seasons you wouldn't have any break downs or anything. Just changing oil and blades I would think. To each his own, thats America :usflag:
  6. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sounds to me like he knows what he's doing. I guess the auctions are all expired though. I find it interesting that the guy gets the third degree for putting up some equipment for auction. I wouldn't be surprised if next year he doesn't bother to put a link here for it.

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