Where are all the used mowers?

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

  1. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,200

    Really no need to trade every 2 years. I have talked to my JD dealer and he says alot of guys have 3000 to 5000hrs on their mowers and they still keep the running. The dealer told me that little things go after 2000hrs. These commercial mowers are made to outlast the motors. I rather keep my mower than have debt over my head.
  2. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    Well I know but despite clear evidence that would suggest the contrary there actually ain't that many dumb people, you want a deal and what they are saying is correct, you're outside of the selling window, it's a lot like buying winter clothes in July...

    The discounts can be found.
    But you're going to be looking long and hard.

    Like gold mining, ever watch those shows?
    Yeah, they didn't do so well the first time around.

    One other thing...
    You need cash in hand, all of it.
    As in, if they're asking two thousand you need twenty benjies.
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2012
  3. LibertyFarmLandscaping

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

    I believe it's been for the last 3 to 4years that they will allow 100% write off on equipment up to a certain dollar amount. That is the main reason alot of LCO's trade that often.
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  4. The 0% for 36 or 48 is a no brainer. Puts you in new equipment with low payments and no interest. No reason to deplete cash.
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  5. I agree with this 100%. But this works well for smaller companies. It does make sense for the bigger companies to trade in more often. But, if you need new equipment, the 0% deals are no brainers.
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  6. BrunoT

    BrunoT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    Yep, but I have to wonder if they're properly using the depreciation recapture rules to report what they sold the units for.
  7. cnflawn

    cnflawn LawnSite Member
    from tn
    Messages: 55

    boonescreek has 2 turf tigers 61 inch just traded in
    27 kawasaki's

  8. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 4,471

    For what it's worth I will be selling my mowers after I finish a few late cleanups.
  9. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    We have a kubota for sale
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Probably not. Most people have no idea what you're talking about.

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