Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawncare3, Jan 30, 2003.

  1. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    I was wondering when you guys trade/sell your mowers or do you just use them till they die?:confused:
  2. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    Run till they die. Then buy the same type and brand. Only if it was a great mower. then save the dead one far parts.
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    my dealer usually cuts me a deal a new mower if I bring the old one in that he uses for spare parts
  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    The local Walker dealer here was telling me of a guy that has a fleet of 4 or 5 and trades them EVERY year for new ones......just can't seem to understand that. I might understand every 3 years after you depreciate them all out, but not every year. I run mine until near death and then use as backup, but Progressive is still young.

  5. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I think mine are setup at 3 year depriecation, so on 2 of them I'll be shopping soon
  6. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,030

    I have done both. When a machine just starts to give me too much grief, I usually fix it up, and then sell it. I would never just sell a machine if it has given me no problems.
  7. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    I have a friend that buys a new GH every year. Trades the old one in. I'll use mine for at least 4 years.
  8. grshppr

    grshppr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    We run them for three years, then they become "parts mowers" and are replaced by new ones. By the time they are 3 years old the machines cost too much to maintain, and aren't worth using anymore.

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