Is this a good rig to buy, trailer and equipment??

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by rppaving, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. rppaving

    rppaving LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    Im starting up in the spring and I was wondering if i should buy this trailer with all the equipment with it, is it a good deal or should i stay away??

    6'x12' landscaping trailer with trimmer rack, two gas racks, blower rack, and twine holder. All used one season.
    52" Toro z master zero turn mower new choke, new blades, new battery
    48" Scag walk behind mower with new motor.
    $5700.00 for everything. Firm on the price!

    (pic included)

  2. Pietro

    Pietro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 855

    Depends on hours of machines. Remember, money talks. I couldnt see him turning down 45 crisp 100 dollar bills.
  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,256

    Unless the hours are high I would go for it. The gear seems to be in good shape and worth the asking price but I would start much lower and see what happens.
  4. BckYrdLmbrJk

    BckYrdLmbrJk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 240

    That looks like a nice setup! Of course try to get it cheaper, but looks good to me.

    Don't plan on bagging?
  5. nylesedwards

    nylesedwards LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    Looks like a good deal as long as they don't have 2500 hours on them. Start off with a low ball offer and bargain up
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  6. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    That looks like a nice package, and would definitely put you in a good starting position. I don't think he would take 4500, but I do think he would take 50 crisp Benjamin's
  7. rppaving

    rppaving LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    I think the hours on the Machine a pretty average I'm almost positive they are not hi or anything. I'm probably going to go look at it either today or tomorrow and I think I should lowball my first offer at 4000 and then move on from there.

    Thank you for all the replies so far!
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  8. crichardson

    crichardson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    that sounds like an incredible deal but like everyone else said see what the hours are.
  9. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    If you low ball that much he'll know that it's not a serious offer ... might tell you to leave !!
  10. rppaving

    rppaving LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    Ok whats a good number i should start with??
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