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Trade in

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 04TurfT, May 21, 2007.

  1. 04TurfT

    04TurfT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    I was wondering when the best time to trade in a walk behind is. I have 315 hours on my exmark TTHP. I dont wanna run it into the ground and not get nothing for it when I trade it in. I wanna know when the best time to trade is.... thanks
  2. newbomb

    newbomb LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 391

    300 hours is not a lot of time for a commericial machine unless it is abused. I would not trade it with less than 1000 hrs unless you don't want it anymore. The best time to shop and trade in equipment is after July 1. Most dealers have finished their rush season and will deal a little to move mowers. Also you lose most of the value on a NEW machine the first year. So with 300 hours your machine is worth maybe 60% of new. At this point a few more hours won't hurt the value significantly, but abuse will.

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