Your old stuff

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TURFLORD, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. TURFLORD

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ever see any of your old stuff out on someone elses crew. Specifically old trucks you thought were junk?
     
  2. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
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    Alot of my "Stuff" is someone elses old stuff, all rebuilt and going strong.
     
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    I see 2 of my pickups all the time...sold them to friends of mine.
     
  4. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    We have sold several pieces of equipment to other LCO's.This one guy has been using our old commercial Snapper 21's w/ Wis.Robin engines, for over 3 years now. For some reason, our trucks have all ended up in Maryland when sold:D
     
  5. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    my old 85 ranger which i bought for 300$ and drove for 2 yrs as a backup truck. i gave it away 3 yrs ago and saw it still running last month. that old pinto 4cyl engine in it just wont die
     
  6. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    We try to sell our mowers and ope when it is still pretty much new and trucks also.
     
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    I see our old stuff every day...it is our trucks and trailers and mowers and trimmers that I repair and keep in the business. I am proud that I can keep the old stuff going for our business. Don't get me wrong we buy some new stuff each year but the old stuff is backup....like the 2 32" Scag WB we have and several Echo trimmers and blowers.
     
  8. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have sold my old stuff to other LCO's in neighboring towns. But by old I am talking about 3-5 years. It's not like I always buy new but when other LCo's ask about any equipment I might be interested in selling - I think, 1. I need a fair market price - usually better than trade in. 2. Can we afford a new 10K mower. 3. I trust our old stuff but what if day two an engine blows???? Usually our small handheld stuff we keep until I put half the money into repairs - then I buy new. Mowers - i have sold several to local people with larger yards cuz they know we keep our equipment in great shape, they get a great used moer with a great price I am able to upgrade our fleet.
     
  9. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    same here. our oldest walker is from '98. i have sold two old back up trucks and one trailer, though. we are all mechanicly inclined and our trucks go over 200,000 miles. oldest truck i still have is '90 with 250,000+. new engine and tranny, though.
     
  10. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Makes a lot of difference on the bottom line if you are lucky and can effectively do this.
     

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