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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Nomowastro, May 18, 2007.
does anyone think buying a rototiller is a good investment? or should i just keep renting ?
we've rented rototillers in the past, but then we found a used one that we picked up. if you can find a used one that is in good conditon, that's the way to go. you'll find a rototiller will come in handy a lot.
Can the cost of a new or used roto tiller support itself? In other words, do you have enough work to justify the cost and maintenance. If not, continue renting. This is what I used when contemplating an aerator.
I was able to pick up a used Troy Bilt cheap about 6-7 years ago. But it is something that I only use maybe 4-5 days a year. I don't think I would ever have bought one if I didn't find this one cheap. Only you know your business, but if you are only rototilling occasionally, I would continue renting.
I just hate the rental hassle.
Two Words........yard Sale
It does not take very many rentals to justify the purchase of a tiller (as they are not that expensive and they are simple to maintain)
If you are doing flower beds, small areas or next to the house to clean out overgrowth or to scratch up to plant grass, I would consider the 20lb wonder - Mantis - ebay is your friend on this one.
Probably can get a new Echo for price of used Mantis..$300. The Mantis is very heavy to get in/out of truck bed,.....4 stroke.