Poll: When Do You Replace Your Mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MOturkey, Jul 18, 2004.


How often do you replace your mower(s)?

  1. When the warranty expires.

    4 vote(s)
  2. 1000 to 2000 hours

    24 vote(s)
  3. Over 2000 hours

    15 vote(s)
  4. When they quit making replacement parts!

    25 vote(s)
  1. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,781

    I'm curious when most of you choose to replace your old mowers. Neill
  2. outrunjason

    outrunjason LawnSite Senior Member
    from dallas
    Messages: 718

    I guess it is one to 2000 ours. If not it is just when the engine burns up or locks up. At least that is what has happend to me so far with my proline toro.

  3. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,581

    when fixing it is going to cost me more than buying a new one...
  4. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    When it's not cost effective to keep it alive any longer... Hopefully 4000hrs from now!!!
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    I hit number 2 But also when Hustler makes a 60" walk behined with a 27 Kohler :D

  6. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    I hit number two as well. However, I will replace a machine once it becomes more cost effective to purchase new rather than repair. I haven't found a machine that will go over 2000 hours prior to needing replacement. And I have looked for over twenty years.
  7. gramps

    gramps LawnSite Member
    Messages: 241

  8. Nconn

    Nconn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    the idea is to make money with your investment so when repair costs more, or its not worth repairing I would trade it, not just cause of the hours, I mean one crazy person could tear a mower to peices when it could last someone else that mantained and took care of it 3 or 4 times as long. It's always nice to have a new one though.
  9. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    When it stops making $$
  10. snippy

    snippy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    When Do You Replace Your Mower?

    In my case it was the day after some thieving junkie scumbag stole it.

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