buying a mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by John P., Aug 11, 2005.

  1. John P.

    John P. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    I'm looking into buying a used lawn mower from a small engine repair guy in town. he has a used scag which he put a brand new Kohler command 15 horse engine he has also put a new tube in the front wheel two new back tires new pulleys, he is asking 950.00 its needs paint other than that it is fine do you think i should act on this deal.
  2. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    What year is it? If it is older than a '98 or so, that is too high. If you do decide to buy it, be sure to check the spindles and transmission before doing so.
  3. cleanlawn

    cleanlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I can't tell you if it's a good deal. I don't know your situation, what services you provide, what services you want to provide in the future. I'd hate to see you get into a dedicated machine now, only to find out that a year or so from now you want to expand the services you provide. Then find yourself stuck with a machine that just does not have the ability to expand into those new services. I guess what I'm trying to say is don't limit your options for the future by saving some money now.

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