What's a used walkbehind blower worth???

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Big Clipper, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Big Clipper

    Big Clipper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    How to you determine what a used piece of equipment is worth A local dealer has a 2 year old Billygoat 8 hp Honda blower up for sale. It is a small rental shop and he says it has not been used that much ,I would say by seeing it this week he is telling me the truth.This model has the metal blower housing. The asking price is $ 800.00 I checked out a new Billygoat model with the Subaru 9 hp with the plastic blower housing . This model sell for 1,050 approx .
    I would rather buy what I can afford. Is this something to purchase new?

    How do you figure what used equipment should be worth Is there a formula that determine a price Thanks Big Clipper
  2. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    He probably bought it for $800. Rental companies get everything at or below wholesale. $800 sounds high to me.
  3. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,263

    Rental gear is usually been abused pretty heavily but, they usually maintain them well. A buddy worked as a mechanic at shop and said when equipment starts breaking too often it's time to sell it off.:usflag:
    ericg likes this.
  4. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    This is true most of the time. However, a rental shop will sell off equipment that doesn't get rented very often, and it isn't necessarily beat to heck.
  5. Matts lawn care

    Matts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 829

    Check out ebay, price sounds high 700 or 600 would be more reasonable IMO.
  6. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    I would shell over the extra $250 and buy new,one cleanup and you easily make up
    the difference. If you have to replace that motor if something went wrong,probably cost you at least $700 installed.
  7. huskres

    huskres LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    i paid 350 for my 10hp billy goat blower with a briggs on it in great shape

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