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Is this a good deal???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by trailboss, Jan 7, 2001.

  1. trailboss

    trailboss LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    I was in the maintenance business two years ago and got away from doing it to do more landscaping. Well, now I realize how important it is to have that steady weekly income. So, I am back to buying some lawn equipment.

    A friend who has decide to go to school this year has a couple of things for sale.
    He has offered me a Toro 37" W/B (about 4 years old) that's in great shape and a 5X7 trailer for $1500.
    I would go ahead and buy new but I am trying not to start out in debt.

    Do you think this is a good deal?
  2. FYI I have never heard a good word spoken about the 37" toro deck. About a year ago there was a 37" almost new deck only in Texas that did not get one bid on a $300 reserve.
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    Assuming trailer is good shape with ramp.
    Is wb mower behind worth a thousand or more.
    Check spindle tightness crank up smoke and
    smoke and perfomance under stress.As you
    probably know white smoke oil, black gas.
    Also are legs as able as in past.One good
    thing about a walk behind is its automatic
    conditioning machine.GOOD LUCK TM
  4. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    This is what I tried to explain to my "ex" partner when he was telling me to give up my mowing accounts because we were going to be soooooooo busy doing landscape installs. I knew better then and am glad I did, I wouldn't want to start over again! Steady income is better anyday, even if it isn't the big bucks you can make off installs.

    As to the price of the equipment, I don't know.

    Good luck in getting re-started!
  5. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    I have found the hassels of weekly grounds care get us those big installs. I WOULD take the gamble for that small an amount. Odds are good that if your venture doesnt fly you can get most if not all of your investment back.


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