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Was my first mower buy decent?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Busa_bill, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Busa_bill

    Busa_bill LawnSite Member
    Messages: 179

    Getting ready to start up the business and made my first mower purchase. 2004 48" JD HD45. It has 73 hours on it. The guy thought he was going in the business and changed his mind. It's been in his garage under cover except for when he took it out to run it. I think he really hated to see it go, but he didn't need it. By the detailed notes he kept, I'm sure he did everything by the book. I paid $1700 and drove 200 miles to pick it up. Did I do okay?

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  2. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,448

    Very nice pickup there! I'd say you did EXTREMELY well!
  3. VMS

    VMS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    very nice deal.:clapping:
  4. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

  5. mowman25

    mowman25 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Now all you need to do is buy my 5x8 trailer for $650 to haul it around on. Ill meet you in Dallas. Check it out I posted some pics of it.
  6. TheHammer

    TheHammer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    awsome job .
  7. Busa_bill

    Busa_bill LawnSite Member
    Messages: 179

    Funny you should mention Dallas, because that's where I had to go to get the machine. I've looked and looked for good clean equipment here in Houston, and there's very little to be had. Dallas has a much better market for used machines. Weird how two large metropolitan areas separated by only 200 miles would be so different. I haven't figured that out yet.

    I'm covered on the trailer, but thanks for offering.
  8. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    There must be a better fence in Dallas than in Houston.
  9. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    That is a very nice and clean mower, I would have bought it if it was close to me!

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Where in houston do you work? The reason you dont find much used equipment in houston is because everyone runs everything til it dies.

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