Where are all the used mowers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by pitchar, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. pitchar

    pitchar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I find myself in the market for a 60" mower. I've been to all the local dealers, Scag, Kubota, Hustler, Bad Boy but no one has any used equipment.

    I hear the commercial mowers trade in their equipment every couple of years when the warranty expires. I figured now would be a great time to buy with the cutting season over with. Do you guys who mow for a living wait until spring to get new equipment? Is that when there will be a bunch of used mowers?

  2. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    I dont know about the other guys but i decided to hang on to my equipment a few more years due to the economy. Looking to buy new next year.
  3. clydebusa

    clydebusa Inactive
    Messages: 1,660

    I have bought 2 this year. Does seem like this year has dried up on equipment.
  4. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    The smart business men will be waiting till spring to sell there used equipment when they can get a better price, and they will wait till spring to lay out the cash or go into debt for new equipment, no need to buy now,
  5. clydebusa

    clydebusa Inactive
    Messages: 1,660

    This is true, that is why I look now because the not so smart business man becomes hard pressed for money and deals are to be had.
  6. T Scapes

    T Scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,225

    you will see a bunch of used equipment and demo machines come up in spring.
  7. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
    Messages: 1,091

    My dealer has a lot of trade ins from the no payments till April then 0% interest for 48 deal. He is holding them till spring to get more money out of them.
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  8. dhardin53

    dhardin53 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    around here a lot of the dealers don't want to bother with used equipment setting around. They advise the commercial guys that the residential people love to pick them up. So many are sold outright by the LCO.
  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    After the drought this year, I'm willing to bet that most guys are holding on to their mowers either due to lack of funds or the simple fact their mowers didn't get used much.

  10. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    I know none of my dealers sell used stuff, I bought a new mower the end of last season with 0% interest 48 and no payments until april no reason to lay out cash over the off season but when the season starts whenever that is, I'm ready way more than I was last season, we're getting our marketing plan in place now I'm shooting for 100 customers this season.

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