I did a search and really no one has said what they do or practise regarding purchase of new equipment. Some were like if the money is there I buy - no debt. Others - every three 3 years, and yet others after they have 1,000 's of hours on them. When deciding what to do is your decision based upon tax purposes, or amount of hours, or amount of years on a machine? I realize there are many factors such as size of operation you guys run to being able to trade every couple years to have some new equipment again. You have to admit - it is fun to have new equipment!! I guess for myself this winter we had little snow for NW Iowa. Well I am thinking I can easily gain and extra year or two now on our snow equipment. Just no wear and tear, hours on machines, ect. I realize that plays into the depriciation methods on our taxes but then why not upgrade other equipment that needs to be updated?