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Good Deal????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Weekend Warrior, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. Weekend Warrior

    Weekend Warrior LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    A Guy down the street is getting out and has the following for sale:

    10' Enclosed Haulmark Trailer
    13 Hp 36" Gravely w/Sulky - 78 Hours
    Stihl FC 75 Edger
    Stihl FS 80R Trimmer
    Stihl HL 45 Hedge Trimmer
    Stihl BR 420C Backpack Blower

    The price is $3500.00 ?

    The Gravely is 2 years old, the Stihl equipment is slightly used, but looks good. The Trailer is in good shape.

    I'm looking to start a business, and this seems like a good price to me. What do you guys think?????
  2. wally world III

    wally world III LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    offer him $3,000
    looks like great place to start.................

    payup payup payup payup payup payup payup payup
  3. chimmygew

    chimmygew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    I agree with Wally. Try to get him down, but it is a good price.
  4. Weekend Warrior

    Weekend Warrior LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Appreciate the info. I was thinking about offering him 3K Cash on the spot and see what he says. You could tell he's taken very good care of the Gravely. Under normal conditions with good maintenance, how many hours could you expect from the Gravely??

    Thanks for all of your info.
  5. pcguy

    pcguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    1200-2000+ hours depending on use and maintenance.
  6. beransfixitinc

    beransfixitinc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    Actually, if I were you, I'd step back and maybe talk to the guy and find out why he's getting out. Find out what area he's cutting in, what his prices are like. You may come to find out that starting a lawn business right now from scratch (which is how you make it sound) in your area is not the best decision.
  7. Weekend Warrior

    Weekend Warrior LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    I talked with the person who was selling. He said he was a part time truck driver and that his company made him an offer to work full time and that he no longer had time to mow on the side. He said the market is basically as much as you want to do. He seems like an honest man. The equipment looked like it was in good shape, and the trailer is sweet.

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