bily goat price

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Movinfr8, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. Movinfr8

    Movinfr8 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    Hi, this is my first leaf season, and I found a used 2 year old billy goat in the local paper 13 horse Honda, starts and runs well. The lco selling it got a larger one for apartment complexes as well as a 6 acre property for a very famous local businessman. What would ba a fair offer? he is asking 1450.
    Also, he has several residentials he will not have time to do the leaves on this year, and I may be able to do them for him, and help pay for the loader.
    so what should I pay for the leaf jobs also?
  2. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    My dealer is getting $2500.00 for the billy goat!
  3. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    That is a big engine. I have used a 5.5 hp honda Billy goat for years and it is a great machine. The 5.5 should only run around 950.00
  4. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    3999.99 for the 16 hp around here
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    wow, the prices have gone up over the years. I got a 10 billy goat about 2 years ago and only paid $1100.00
  6. Just get a walk behind vac.

    Sells for $999.99 around here
    extra $125.00 if you would like the chipper with it
  7. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 828

    I believe Movinfr8 is talking about a leaf loader and not a blower. For a 2 year old with a Honda, that seems like a good price. Maybe he'll take less.
  8. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    Ask him how much revunue those residentials bring in. If you think this is good deal, then offer full price for leaf loader if he gives you the jobs. If not, then offer him a couple hundered less.

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