What is the life expectancy of a commercial machine?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Five Diamond Lawns, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. Five Diamond Lawns

    Five Diamond Lawns LawnSite Member
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    I have a Billy Goat aerator thats 2 full seasons old.
    I'll admit I get a lot of use out of it, try to do 30 to 40 lawns a week. I try to maintain it well though I have done better this last year than the first. Have been through about 15 belts and 10 cables, a couple of barrings, one drive chain and the auxiliary on of switch has been removed.
    But now I am being told the entire spoon / drive system needs to be replaced. Thats basically everything except the motor.
    Price tag $950.00
    Its a $3,000 machine. :dizzy:
    2 seasons using it March through June then Sept through mid Nov. 30 to 40 hours a week. Does this seem correct?????
    One last fact to be fair. I am not the one using it normally.

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