Trying to get started

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by diggler13, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. diggler13

    diggler13 LawnSite Member
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    I'm looking for a site to find good deals on used lawn equipment. My brother-in-law and I are just getting started so we want used equipment to buy. Any suggestions?
     
  2. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
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    craigslist.com has some stuff, or your local paper............good luck
     
  3. barefeetny

    barefeetny LawnSite Senior Member
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    i picked up a nice 44' walkbehind toro for 250 on craigslist. a few towns over, just buyer beware and look carefully. check your local mower shop, they usually have a pile of old belt driven models behind the shop for parts or free.

    if your handy you could probably rebuild one on the cheap

    Nate
     
  4. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
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    one other thing, be sure what you are buying is not stolen. My mower was stolen 6 months ago and I found on the back of a truck last week. Called the police and the man was arrested for stolen property. He said he bought for $800, but either way, you can get arrested for stolen property. Just watch what you buy.
     
  5. diggler13

    diggler13 LawnSite Member
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    Hey thanks, I've already found some mowers I might end up checking out on craigs list. I never knew there was that much stuff for sale on there.
     

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