commercial use whats the big deal

Jimslawncareservice

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
mn
I have been looking at used mowers, over seeders, and aerators. It seems especially on the mower side, the owners say that it wasn't used commercially. I Google thier number and it shows they are a lco. Or in thier ad it says not used commercially, I have gone to several over the years, and they have lawn trailers, dumps, trimmers and what not all over. So what's the big deal? I myself would rather by from another lco than a home owner anyway, but why lie about it?
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dgw

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
OH
I have been looking at used mowers, over seeders, and aerators. It seems especially on the mower side, the owners say that it wasn't used commercially. I Google thier number and it shows they are a lco. Or in thier ad it says not used commercially, I have gone to several over the years, and they have lawn trailers, dumps, trimmers and what not all over. So what's the big deal? I myself would rather by from another lco than a home owner anyway, but why lie about it?
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i would rather buy from a solo LCO

but employees like to beat the crap out of stuff that they dont have to pay for
 

Lefet

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Jackson, NJ
i would rather buy from a solo LCO

but employees like to beat the crap out of stuff that they dont have to pay for
Bingo. And if I got there and found out otherwise, deal is off. Even if it's the deal of the century. Principal kind of thing.
 

ralph02813

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Charlestown, RI
I have been looking at used mowers, over seeders, and aerators. It seems especially on the mower side, the owners say that it wasn't used commercially. I Google thier number and it shows they are a lco. Or in thier ad it says not used commercially, I have gone to several over the years, and they have lawn trailers, dumps, trimmers and what not all over. So what's the big deal? I myself would rather by from another lco than a home owner anyway, but why lie about it?
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My guess, they don't operate above board or think everyone treats their equipment llike them.
 
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Jimslawncareservice

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
mn
Yeah I pick and choose who I buy from, but it also depends on what I am going to do with it. I've felt with homeowners on equipment before, and its just horrible.
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BestImpressions99

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Middle East TN
Yeah, it's the abuse that commercial cutting inherently involves on the equipment.
 

crazymike

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Ontario
It can go either way.

My business equipment is maintained religiously. I'm dependent on it. If it breaks, I'm in trouble.

My mower at my house? I don't know if the oil has ever been changed.
 

djagusch

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
MN
I have been looking at used mowers, over seeders, and aerators. It seems especially on the mower side, the owners say that it wasn't used commercially. I Google thier number and it shows they are a lco. Or in thier ad it says not used commercially, I have gone to several over the years, and they have lawn trailers, dumps, trimmers and what not all over. So what's the big deal? I myself would rather by from another lco than a home owner anyway, but why lie about it?
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Do you spend most of your spare time trying to buy stuff. Seems like you are always trying to buy another mower, etc.

I do have a Ryan Lawnaire 4 for $500 if you are interested. It's 95 or so but they haven't changed much. Everything is good on it. PM me if you want more info.
 

weeze

LawnSite Fanatic
if they say "not used commercially" that is a trigger that means it was. a homeowner that only cut their own grass wouldn't even use that phrase. i use the same mower on my yard as i use for my business. why would you have a seperate mower just for your own yard?
 
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Jimslawncareservice

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
mn
No not all my time, but i do like to have an efficient operation. I am looking for a walk behind aerator and slit seeder because I don't have any, and would like to offer that service. I do have a tow behind, but its just to big. Once I buy those and two mowers, I won't need anything else for several years. I do have one mower bought for a dedicated clean up machine.
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