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Opportunities for non-pro to buy used equip in NJ?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by whales, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. whales

    whales LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Guys, I'm looking at purchasing a walk behind wide deck mower. Something substantially wider than the common 22" most non pros use to mow their lawns. For years, I used a Bob cat at the country club I worked at and would ideally like something like that.

    The lawn is a decent size, about 15,000 sq ft, so I think having a deck nearly twice as wide as my current would save me significant time. I'm not looking at riding mowers because I don't feel my lawn is that large, and also for storage/space considerations in the garage.

    If any of you have suggestions on where I could look to purchase a reasonably priced unit, in good condition, I'd appreciate it. I'll probably be buying this early next spring.
  2. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 843

    Call up dealers they usually have something. If not then call LCOs. You wil want like a 36" or 48" deck, it really depends on the layout of your yard and if you have a fence.
  3. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Check the marketplace on LS, and check ebay and craigslist.com as well. Like Jazak said, check will dealers as well.
  4. newbomb

    newbomb LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 391

    watch local newspapers and pennysaver. I suspect you will be able to find a real good deal soon. If it is as dry in NJ as it is here I would be watching for some bargans. You will probably find the best deals in the Fall though.
  5. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    i would look at the better quick 36. if i had use for a walkbehind, it would likely be my first choice.
  6. subs1000w

    subs1000w LawnSite Member
    Messages: 159

    you sell mowers in the spring because thats when they pull a premium
    you buy mowers in the fall thats when there at there lowest value

    check all those places they said i see used comm mowers on ebay all the time in nj if your really going to get into this and want to save the most time i think the best combo is a 32 for the gates and tight places and a 60 for everything else definitly look for hydros on 48 and larger mowers there to big to not have reverse
  7. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,578

    Whales, Shoot me an e-mail at lazer_xp@hotmail.com I have a machine for sale.

  8. bugmen

    bugmen LawnSite Member
    from 08012
    Messages: 6

    do you use a better 36 i was thinking of buying one $$$$

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