anyone ever rented a mower

DiSantolandscaping

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Maine
has anyone ever rented a zero turn mower to get started and save money up to buy one? We have several rental companys around here that will rent them so much a day. I got everything in place but a good reliable mower because my co signer fell through on me at the last minute. i got tools, serivce agreements, push mower, new stihl trimmer, all i need to pick up is a blower, and a ztr.
 

whoopassonthebluegrass

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Hyde Park, UT
Find a cheap, but commercial duty USED mower. Make it work for a season and then see where you stand.

I've bought six new mowers in my career, but my favorite (and most effective mower) ended up being a $500 52" w/b I bought at an auction, almost 20 years old...
 

Dr.NewEarth

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Vancouver Canada
John Deere has a good financing program for landscapers. If you are interested, go to the dealer and get an application.

They don't just sell Deere products. Mine sells Stihl and a bunch more too.

I get approved at alot of companies that I might use, at some point. Then when I have to purchase equipment quickly.....the financing is already in place.
 
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DiSantolandscaping

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Maine
ive tried i got two bad things on my credit so they wont finance me, and i had a good co signer but he decided to back out at the last minute so now i have nothing but a push mower to use. which i can do what i got with that but i want to get some commercial account so i was wondering if it would be at all profitable to rent a machine if you can get all of you accounts done in one or two days? just to get started
 

Landrus2

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Big apple
Renting equipment gets pricey look for a used mower if you were close to me I would lend you a ex mark for few days a week until you get on your feet
 

retrodog

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Paris, Tx
Leasing has huge tax and writeoff benefits. I know companies that lease all trucks, trailers, and equipment for the sheer 100% write off. You might talk to your cpa...
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DiSantolandscaping

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Maine
so im going to go out and bid on all of the commercial jobs like i was come end of feb, and if i get some lined up then maybe i can convince my grandfather to co sign. i had a brand new kubota with trailer 0% financeing for 161 a month but need the co signer which sucks. so close but so far a way
 

jp@absolute

Banned
Location
Roberts, WI
Thanks for asking the question for me. I am in the same boat as you due to the fact of getting rear ended in Jan of 2010 and suffered from a herniated disc in my back. Wish there was an easier way for us little guys with bad to no credit.
 

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