I have a lot of equipment and I pritty much run it into the ground. Im a good mechanic so I patch, weld and repair it till it eventually becomes cheaper to replace it. Then it goes to the "equipment Graveyard" located behind the pole barn where I am often found sifting thru the pile for a cable or pull start or shaft or, well u get the idea. It helps to be brand loyal of coarse. I have many Scag mowers, Shin trimmers & blowers (cant stand Echo any more after their carbs went south) Snapper push mowers, ect. What do u do with your old stuff? sell it before it gets too old or run it till it cant run no more. Then what?