What equipment to get?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jh88, Jun 10, 2003.

  1. jh88

    jh88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I'm just starting and have many questions. One of the main things i want to do is get a few decent pieces of used equipment. I would like to know what the best equipment is and brands. Also where are the best places to find used equipment and if anyone has any there trying to get rid of for a decent price i might be interested. All opinions are welcome I'm just looking for some helpful info.

    Thanks, Jeff
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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  3. B&B LAWN

    B&B LAWN LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    i have a 44" toro walk behind that i am trying to sell. just bought it last year. $3850.00
  4. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Exmark! You can buy a used belt drive 36" walk behind for under $2,000, not too bad if you're just getting into the business. Good luck.
  5. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,194

    Best brand equipment, is really a matter of opinion. You'll find someone that swears theirs is the best no matter what brand.

    Spend time looking at whatever is readily available in your area. You don't have to buy just because you're looking. Some dealers will let you demo ride/cut a unit or two if they think you're serious. Get the feel of the equipment, what's best for you is what you will enjoy working with the most.

    Check out repair shops, dealer shops, small engine repair shops, flea markets, newspapers, for used equipment. Be very aware that used could mean just about anything, work for 5 years or two days, as good or bad as buying used cars.

    I know this is a non-answer for specifics, but it's reality. Do some searches on this site for'equipment' 'best' best brand', etc.
    Best wishes on your endeavors

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