Average hours on trade in?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by deereman, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 518

    I have seen this question on here before but to no avail, I could not find what I was looking for. The question is on average, how many hours are you running on your ZTR's before tradeing them? Is there a rule of thumb for best amount of hours for maximum trade in? Just curious on how every body will answer this. Thanks!

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    500 to 800 hours on mowers or every three seasons if we decide to trade seems like keeping em till they die or for back up mowers.
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,586

    That is easy in our area because there is no place I am aware of to trade them in. The dealer certainly has no incentive to pay you anything for them. Run it until it drops!
  4. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,282

    We run our mowers until they are beyond repair. FOREVER, unless someone wants to buy one for $2500 or so. Same with trucks.
  5. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    Most cost effective in my opinion.
    Run 'em till they drop....I have a Hustler Z that has ????hours.

    Built like a Timex watch. Whoever said 500-800 hours? I glossed over that one, don't know squat......look at his signature....lol.

    so easy, even a caveman can do it! Prehistoric mowing techniq for the caveman lawn service....lol

  6. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Central NY
    Messages: 1,582

    I saw those guys in town today. I think they're illegals. I wonder what their snowplow looks like?!? Does that machine Fert and Squirt? LCO= Local Cow Owners?? The DOT would have a hella fun if THAT thing wasnt strapped down good on the trailer!! Where do you check the oil??
  7. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    This is my thought, also. IMO, debt is dumb. When you have to spend $$$ to repair the machine, it is still cheaper than going in debt for a new one. :usflag:
  8. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,857

    I have yet to trade cuz dealer gives about nothing for the machine after 1000 hrs or so. I have been lucky though cuz the last three yrs I have had joe blow just stop me mowing and ask about the toro Z I am using. Everytime so far I have sold that mower to that person. Great deal for me, the new owner who gets a great commercial mower ( most have been farmers) and my dealer who gets to sell me a new one. So 3 of the 4 Z are all new within the last 2 yrs. The new unit will be in this spring.

    But if I didn't sell outright - I would probably keep them!
  9. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    I like you.....:laugh:

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    Glossed what kinda word is that is that tennesse lingo.

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