Should I sell the Grasshopper?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Green Acres, Jan 15, 2001.

  1. Green Acres

    Green Acres LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    I have a Grasshopper that I was thinking of getting rid of come spring time. It's a 93 721 (21hp Kubota) with a 60" deck on it. It has been a good machine for me. It has about 2000 hrs on it and nothing major seems to be the matter with it. It needs to be painted which I plan on doing if I keep it. What do you think I should ask for this piece of equipment? I would like to sell it and maybe get a walk-behind since I have a Lazer Z and the grasshopper was mainly a back-up last year and used on some of the bigger accounts. So please give me any suggestions you think are relevent. Thanks
  2. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    Lazer is good but they break too.Id make the
    grasshopper a project and hold to it.
    Then test market for it once an a while.
    You never know when somebody who needs it
    pretty bad will come along.Until then u got
    a good backup.TM
  3. lawn perfections

    lawn perfections LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    i am with awn, you need a back up. the second you sell the grasshopper is when you will have to put the lazer in the shop.
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I agree the same. I run a Lazer, and keep an old Gravely 300 rider with me for back up. I couldn't IMAGINE trying to tacckle it with my walk behind!
  5. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Ditto everybody else. Don't sell any equipment that is still in good shape, you will need it one day. I would sell it when you are ready to purchase another machine but not until then.

    If it ain't broke-------don't sell it!

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