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good deal?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mdb landscaping, Oct 26, 2001.

  1. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    i was planning on getting a leaf loader next year, but i ran across one in the classifieds. its a salsco 16hp with the briggs vanguard. he wants $1595 for it, but i can prolly chew him down $200 more. its only been used for 5 weekends last year. i thought this was a good deal. what do you think? he had a rough year. hes trying to unload a ghel skid steer w/51 hrs and a dump truck:D
  2. You might not want this advice but your getting it anyway.

    Go on traderonline and buy a Toro 52" walkbehind with a twin kohler.

    Now you have a machine the will mulch leaves and something that you can use from March thru November.

    I bought one of the picture in your neck of the woods a couple of years ago for $700 with a sit down toro sulky.

  3. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    To authenticate a picture one must be in the picture. How else are we to know if you did that or not. LOL
  4. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    LMAO.....I think I heard that before....somewhere.....:confused:
  5. If it's in good shape take it!

    Never heard of the brand though.

  6. casey

    casey Guest
    Messages: 0

    I have a 16hp Billy Goat & numerous BP & push blowers that hasn't been used once this year due to mulching. Spend it on a overpowered WB.
  7. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    stone, are you braindead on mulching leaves? I have never seen anybody in my town mulching leaves. it is not possible to mulch them. everybody has leaf loaders up here.
  8. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    If you like, I can stop by one of your accounts on Tuesday and show you how its done.

    Contact me.
  9. jannan

    jannan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    For what it's worth.I tried for 3 months to badger my brother(partner) into buying a truck loader (he wouldn't give in).Finally I put doubles on our Exmarks & am happy to say that he saved us a couple grand. I'm sure our leaves aren't as heavy as they are in CT. but we do have alot of trees here. The doubles seem to do better if there is a lot of leaves down (instead of just a lite coating) Just the opposite of what I expected. You might give it a try before spending the extra money on another piece of equipment to maintain & store.
  10. Who are you calling braindead you snot nose little punk?

    And in the future if you want my consideration you should address me as MR. Stone.

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