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selling my Z

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by longviewlawncare, Jun 24, 2002.

  1. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 298

    I am gettin ready to sell my Z. I lost the big account i bought it for so i no longer have a need for it. It is a 2002 JD M653 Z-TRAK with 60 hours on it. How much do ya"ll think i can get for it. I Paid cash for it when i bought it so i don't have to pay off a loan. Any help will be appricated.
  2. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    So what will you do if you get another big account?
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    So you spent all that money for 1 account? Since its already paid for and its a tax write-off, why not keep it until its needed again. You at least have the ability to go after bigger stuff now.
  4. Why don't you use the Z instead of the 48" belt drive WB?

    This more sence.

    Ditto what Hoss said also.
  5. Wayward

    Wayward LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    I say hang on to it since it's paid for. I have just down sized myself and still have three z mowers and 2 walk behinds for myself and a helper.
  6. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    Seeing as this mower is a 54" rider, and your other mower is a 48" walk behind, would make alot more sense to keep the rider and sell the wb.

    They're close enough in size so that any property you're using a 48" wb on, you should be able to use the 54" rider on.

    More productive, less fatigue. Plus you still have it for any other larger lawns that come along.

    I could see it if all your properties were real small and your other mower was a 36" wb or something like that, but these are too close in size.

    Think of the wb as a back up, or if you ever take on a helper, he can use it.
  7. scottb

    scottb LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    keep it.
  8. longviewlawncare

    longviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 298

    well see here is the thing i forgot to tell you. I just inherited a Ferris Z from my uncle and also have acess to a JD 1445 outfront whenever i want it. That is the reason i am selling the Z-trak. I agree it makes sense to keep the rider and i am just not this one.
  9. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    Hey guys remember writeoffs are only good as long as your making money.
  10. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    Sell it and take the write off, who will know you dont have it? But you probably wont get nearly what you want for it.

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