Would this be a good first mower

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jtis, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. jtis

    jtis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    I am looking for a decent first mower to get started. I found this mower for $550. The owner says its a 2000 or so, with about 300 hours. It has been regularly maintained and has a 32" cut. Does this sound like a deal?

  2. ExclusiveLawnCare

    ExclusiveLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    who makes it? What size Motor?
  3. jtis

    jtis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    Ohhh, sorry. Toro 42"
  4. EMJ

    EMJ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    You can't go wrong. Just check it out and make sure that is not some piece of junk. Even if it only lasts a year you will make your money back.
  5. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 38,634

    Looks like a good deal. I'd gobble that up in an instant, out the door.
  6. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,305

    Owned several of these. Things to check:

    -- The baffling under the deck - it bends easily. Bad bends = missed grass.
    -- Are the rods that run from the T-Bar to the pulleys still straight?
    -- Are the front caster forks still straight? (They bend/break if hit hard against things.)

    Other than that, they're a solid mower. Good luck...
  7. roguesuerte

    roguesuerte LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    Jazak, is that you.
  8. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,100

    yeah, take that thing before it passes you by. go drive it and if you like it, go get it. toro's a great machine.
  9. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,603

    If you dont buy this I've got a FERRIS for sale on here under "members" only. Type ferrris in the search for pic's. Ill even meet you have way from N.H. to R.I.
  10. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,260

    I'd that sucker up, as long as it worked. You don't come across many $550 mowers. Especially name brand ones. Just make sure you test it out first. Let me know if you get it.

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