Best place to find USED equipment

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by HeloPilot, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. HeloPilot

    HeloPilot LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 36

    Other than Craigslist, where is the best place to look for used equipment? Still toying new versus used and i want to make sure that I look at every option. Thanks
  2. HeloPilot

    HeloPilot LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 36

    by the way. I am looking at purchasing a complete set up from the ground up short of the vehicle. I am willing to travel for the right price and the right equipment. If anybody knows of any thing available or interested in unloading your equipment let me know.
  3. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    its hard to find and purchase used equiptment....

    most of the time the commercial equiptment is priced so high that you have to be in the business to afford it,,,, and guys who are in the business use it untill the wheels fall off.
  4. MowHouston

    MowHouston LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,012

    Only other thing I can think of is ebay. But probably not a full set up.

    Last week alone I saw four guys on the Houston craigslist dropping out and selling off all of their equipment. Seems like the best option for a setup if they have the equipment you want.
  5. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,119

    There is a site that has Used equipment from its members, it is called Members only free equip. for sale
  6. HeloPilot

    HeloPilot LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 36

    Anything other than here?
  7. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,336

    Uh, did you try your local dealers?

    What part of Texas you in? If you are in N. Texas I'd gladly sell you a 50" ZTR, and I'd even meet you half way to get it there.
  8. cej93

    cej93 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

  9. genesgreen

    genesgreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    Ebay but if you buy yourself a tractor make sure you look on because the stuff on that site is different than the normal Ebay site. Get yourself some good deals on things a lot of times. Buy from folks that have a good rating though because there's people on there that will pull a fast one on you if they can.
  10. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Ebay, other contractors who are phasing out equipment, dealers with trade ins or un claimed stuff. The product market place here as well!

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