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best and worst buys

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by deereman, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 518

    OK there fellas. lets hear what your best purchase was and then your worst purchase. Let er rip.........
     
  2. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    Lets see, worst purchase? I havent purchased anything that was really bad to start with, so I guess thats not a concern.

    Best on the other hand, would be my PB4600 backpack blower, which is totally awesome, followed quite closely by my husky 323L though I dont use it enough to justify a husky.
     
  3. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    Best...My boat
    Worst...My boat

    As far as lawn equipment...I bought a 4x8 open trailer when I first started. Boy o Boy, it looked big to me until I got more into the business. Had to upgrade. I still have it and put it to use, but everytime I look at it I just shake my head:nono:

    Best...FIOS internet connection to keep up with this site:rolleyes:

    kc
     
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    Best: Billy Goat WB 10 HP blower

    Worst: Solo Backpack blower & WeedEater Trimmers (went through 3 in about a 2 month period)
     
  5. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,986

    OK I'll bite
    I confess I've made all sorts of bad buys. Get this after 4 years as an applicator I got tired of loosing business to other LCOs that offered weekly maintenance, so I walked into Sears and asked their lawn and garden "expert":dizzy: What I needed to start a mowing business. I walked out with a 30" 10 hp "commercial" rididng mower, 2 - 22" front wheel drive 1 speed (slow) crap mowers with the big 14" rear wheels because according to their "expert":eek: that's what the pros were using. :cry:
    I was young and busy and in a hurry and I paid a price but I learned.

    Best puchase for mowing would be my Toro T-bar 36" gear drives, go anywhere last forever, and my load handler.:cool:
     
  6. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    Worst buy... was a 61 in zero turn mower, most my yards are less than 7,000 sq ft. Mower was too big and was tearing up my yards. I sold it

    Best buy... Classen split drive aerater, man I love that aerater.
     
  7. mslawn

    mslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from LA
    Messages: 483

    Encore z34 - I never liked that mower when I had it. The slightest little slope and it was like it was on ice it would slide so bad.
     
  8. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    Back in the day, best purchase good beer, worst purchase a bottle of cheap Tequila :p was sick for hours!
     
  9. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Worst, Dumbests, least thought out, most spotanious buy that ive made thus far: Honda rear engine rider mower (for sale boys!!!lol)

    Best: either my eXmark or my Redmax
     
  10. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    best exmark mowers and redmax trimmers worst stihl bps
     

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