mower blue book

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jlcare, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. jlcare

    jlcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I know this subject has been brought up before, but does anybody know of a website or book that is published that gives values on mowers and other equipment? None of the old threads help. I talked to a dealer today that said he ordered a blue book and should receive it this week. Do any of you guys know if there is one out there somewhere?
  2. Boycea

    Boycea LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Yes their is one out their, but don't know where to get it. My local lawn equipment store has one and whenever I am selling or buying something I look it up in their.

  3. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,597

    There is a book that most dealers have. We have one too. I'm not sure if it is normally sold to the public.
  4. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,117

    Who in the world cares????

    A mower could be worth 5,000 or 500 even if it had 400 hours on it. The condition is the part where you have to judge. Also did it belong to a huge co. who had 10 different guys running it or did it belong to a solo who cared for it?

    Book values are worthless. Not my opinion. My fact.
  5. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    I agree. Only thing a book value is good for is maybe big farm tractors, or non commercial compact tractors.
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,700

  7. jlcare

    jlcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    Barkleymut, I care that's who cares or I would not have asked! Stop being a jerk and try to give useful information! BY THE WAY, YOU'RE FACT DOES'NT MEAN JACK TO ME!
  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    I believe what we are getting at, is that equipment that originally costs less than $10K is much easier to estimate then something say like a $80K Toro 580.

    If your off by a couple hundred on a $4K used ZTR, its not the end of the world....However......If your off $20K on a Big machine as stated above....YOUR WAY OFF!
  9. jlcare

    jlcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    TLS, I only needed a legal way to judge the value of my equipment for legal reasons. I know what my equipment is worth but I have to have it verified by an authoritative source, that's all. By the way, that last post of mine was meant for barkleymut only, not for you. Hope I did'nt offend you. As far as Barkleymut....Some peoples children!
  10. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    No offense taken.

    But, what, did Barkleymut go pee pee in your Wheaties at some point?


    For insurance reasons?

    Or for collateral ?

    For small equipment I really don't know if any method would be considered "authoritative source".

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