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This sounds like a good deal for a newbie like me

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by forgop, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. forgop

    forgop LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    New from Lowe's in 2004 8x12 trailer and has a ramp(he paid $1200). Also has a Ferris 36" walk behind hydro that sounded like it runs like a champ, just needs some minor work. Also said he had a Stihl commercial weedeater with edger attachment as well. All for $1700 neg. Sounds like a perfect setup for someone just starting up, isn't it???

    I could have all of the money on the 16th, but I just don't see it lasting that long.
  2. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    For 1700 sounds good.
  3. Mico Landscaping design

    Mico Landscaping design LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    for that price sounds good ... go for it got to start out some where :cool2:
  4. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    The price is definitely a steal. I'm curious to why he is selling so cheap? Does he have money problems? I would check this guy out and make sure all is legit. Ask to see title for trailer and paid invoices for the wb and trimmer. If all is legit and you can't come up with the money till the 16th and he wants to sell, give him a down payment(I would recommend taking a piece of equipment for collateral) Make sure you sign a agreement. Handwrite the purchase price, the equipment involved,downpayment and when he will get his cash. Another thing to do is offer him $100 more than his price if he works with you assuming all is legit and the equipment is good. Good luck!
  5. forgop

    forgop LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    All he said was that he had intended to start a mowing business on the side, but never did because he was working 3 different jobs. He said the tires on the trailer still had the little "nubbies" on them and that he hardly used the walk behind because his yard was so small that he just used a Lawn Boy. Guess he just decided he wanted to get rid of it.

    I really like this idea of getting this because I get a trailer big enough that I could easily add a ZTR without having to get a bigger trailer.
  6. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    Thats a really good deal. You should snatch that up before someone else does.

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