buying used trimmers and blowers

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by lawnguy268, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. lawnguy268

    lawnguy268 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    Anyone ever buy these used. I feel like im the only person who buys this stuff used. All my friends are like ,Its not worth it because you might have to work on them or replace parts.

    I don't know just seems like there desposible items in the lawn care biz.
  2. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    Never have. I feel that new ones are too cheap to worry about fixing or spending time on a used one. We also only get 2 years out of our handhelds, so for me it's not worth the risk of buying used and not getting much time of of them.

    I will buy used mowers, but not handhelds. Most of the used mowers I buy only have around 500 hours or less though.
  3. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    It is pretty much a crap shoot. I have sold lots of used 2cycle equipment some I never see again and some I see every month. I would try and stick with good brand names and make sure you give and good look over and test before you buy. If you pick up a good used unit for around $100 bucks and it runs for a year then you have made your money back and then some. Good luck and happy hunting :)
  4. lawnguy268

    lawnguy268 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    yea I see what your saying. Because alot of guys around by my sell all their stuff in a "package deal" and its like a 36wb 2 trimmers and 3 blowers or something and when you look at the stuff it just don't really seem worth it.
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,376

    I buy some used Echo units for around $25 and use them as spare parts. Things like off/on switch aren't cheap.....lot of good parts. Often you can get new units that had raw gas run thru them.
  6. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    I'm looking for some used Husky trimmers running or not. Anyone got any let me know. Parts are getting hard to find around here but I like the lightweight of them.
  7. NMS0219

    NMS0219 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 616

    Buy new not worth the hassle or risk of buying used. Just my 2 cents.

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