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Renting Out Tillers?

Discussion in 'Rental Equipment' started by EquipKop, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. EquipKop

    EquipKop LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I'm looking at bringing a rear tine tiller or two into my rental fleet this spring, but I'm trying to figure out what brand and how many? What is your experience with rental grade tillers? How many hours are put on them each year? How often do you replace them?
  2. MRCo.

    MRCo. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    We rent Honda tillers, great luck with them. You just need a good range of sizes for the jobs in hand, and make sure the right machine goes for the job. Always ask what people are doing, then price the machine for the job. Give them the range of prices first and they will always try to tight wad if you recommend one of the pricier options, and say they made it sound worse than it is, and oh they're sure the small one will do it. Right...
  3. twomancrew

    twomancrew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 940

    I got my own but I see a lot of horse tillers at rent centers. Some are new, some really ancient. I don't think you can hurt one without really trying or dropping on the highway at 55. Mine is ancient and new belts, tines, engine was much cheaper than a new one. I think I got around 1K in it and it is good as new.

    I hate tilling and what it did to my back. I'm 35.
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,360

    Rental customers can destroy anything. Mindset of a renter "hey, its not mine".
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  5. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Messages: 925

    As a landscape contractor I look for the Honda 800.

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