I am looking at buying a mower new or used???

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Landscape Warriors, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Landscape Warriors

    Landscape Warriors LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I ma looking at 2 used 36 in toro walk behind 1 is 6 years old $1000the other is unknown $750 or he also has a 44 inch but i am not sure it will fit through most of my fences $1150

    or should i go with the 40 inch toro brand new $4055

    thanks for you help
  2. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,578

    Are you just starting out? Id go with the 36" machine and get a sulky to go along with it. I would have an open mind about a larger unit down the road once you get more accounts and its wide open mowing where you dont have to worry about trying to fit your mower through gates and fences.
  3. bryant lawn & landscape

    bryant lawn & landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    Get a Quick 36. Their factory is just up the street from you in Winston-Salem. Great mowers and support. http://quick36.com
  4. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    If the 6yr Toro looks good...go with that one. AllToro is right, you can have one mower thatll get you in and out of back yard gates...later on you'll want a larger one to go with it. But that Toro wb will get you started and make you alot of money.
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    First off I would only buy used if you're a DIY'er OR you're inclined to learn.
    But on that note you might as well because you about have to learn to fix them yourself anyhow.

    So I would get both the 6-year old 36" and the 44"
    That way you have a spare mower and you're still out under 2g.

    I have always, ever since day one had a spare mower, that is to say at least two and as often three.
    Comes in very, very handy.
    Maybe even more so with used, but regardless.

    They may not always both be in running shape, but I could not tell you the number
    of times that has saved my tail when one decided to break down hard.
    And if both are broke down I still have a choice as to which one I want to (or can) fix.

    OR get both the 36's so you have better size and parts compatibility.

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