Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

Need Help with buying first zero turn


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-19-2012, 09:25 PM
Liquid Liquid is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 4
Liquid is on a distinguished road
Default Need Help with buying first zero turn



Hello Guys Haveny bben on near as much as i would like i have just about decided obn this for my first zero turn

http://www.badboymowers.com/view/mz-lawn-mower

The price is 3295 @ the dealer i see retail is 2999 or so they also have 48 month no intrest.
Also they have no payments till April i just asked them to figure it at cost 3350 or so around $80 to $150 depending how you go .

I can also get the Money thru my local bank . If i can get a better deal .
with cash i have heard of people getting crazy good deals .
Bartering with dealers i will not pay $3295 when retail is $2999 ther is another Bad boy dealer close too me .
I know this isnt commercial grade hope too use it a while then go full commercial canyou guys give me any suggestions on where to start barganing maybe too ask them to throw something in also the have this for same price http://www.exmark.com/Products/Defau...OfProduct=mowe

but the bad boy seems a lot heavier guage any and all input appreciated thanks again for such a great site it has helped me tons


Admins im sorry posted in round place please move if need be

Last edited by Liquid; 11-19-2012 at 09:29 PM. Reason: mistake
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 11-19-2012, 09:36 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
The deck looks real flimsy on that exmark. I doubt you could find a replacement deck if something ever happen.

The hydros are integrated. The hydros cost $1100 each side and cant be serviced.

The bad boy has the same hydros but looks to be way better built.

If you really want a good deal you need to pay with cash. Thats the best bargaining chip you have.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-19-2012, 10:30 PM
Liquid Liquid is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 4
Liquid is on a distinguished road
Default thanks

Hey thnks a lot that is exzactly what i was thinking .really appreciate it now if my email for steves school gets here hitting that soon thanks again .
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-20-2012, 07:31 AM
patrick6411 patrick6411 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 106
Rep Power: 3
patrick6411 is on a distinguished road
Default

What I did when purchasing my first new zero turn is saved up the cash for a new commercial. Like, lets say the price is $6700.00. and you want one in three years you take that $6700.00 divide it by 36 months you come out with 186.12. Save this amount monthly This enables you to pay cash and get better deals.
I know you are wondering what to do in the mean time. What I did was found a cheap one on Craigslist to use until I got my bank roll up. Once you get over purchasing your first one keep saving the same amount and you will not ever have to worry about saving in the future when you need equipment, you will have the funds. this will help you in the future if your business gets slow, it will allow you to have revenue on hand to support yourself.

like the mower you are talking about "The price is 3295 @ the dealer i see retail is 2999 or so they also have 48 month no intrest.
Also they have no payments till April i just asked them to figure it at cost 3350 or so around $80 to $150 depending how you go."

In 17 months you could pay cash for this equipment a more then likely get a better deal. Because you are paying cash.

Just my .02

Last edited by patrick6411; 11-20-2012 at 07:35 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-20-2012, 07:38 AM
Sprinkler Buddy's Avatar
Sprinkler Buddy Sprinkler Buddy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 667
Rep Power: 4
Sprinkler Buddy is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by patrick6411 View Post
What I did when purchasing my first new zero turn is saved up the cash for a new commercial. Like, lets say the price is $6700.00. and you want one in three years you take that $6700.00 divide it by 36 months you come out with 186.12. Save this amount monthly This enables you to pay cash and get better deals.
I know you are wondering what to do in the mean time. What I did was found a cheap one on Craigslist to use until I got my bank roll up. Once you get over purchasing your first one keep saving the same amount and you will not ever have to worry about saving in the future when you need equipment, you will have the funds. this will help you in the future if your business gets slow, it will allow you to have revenue on hand to support yourself.

like the mower you are talking about "The price is 3295 @ the dealer i see retail is 2999 or so they also have 48 month no intrest.
Also they have no payments till April i just asked them to figure it at cost 3350 or so around $80 to $150 depending how you go."

In 17 months you could pay cash for this equipment a more then likely get a better deal. Because you are paying cash.

Just my .02
That's some great advise, listen to this man!
__________________
Don't Keep Replacing Lawn Sprinkler Heads
Protect them with "Sprinkler Buddy"
CLICK HERE > http://www.sprinklerbuddy.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-20-2012, 11:16 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,501
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Save this amount monthly This enables you to pay cash and get better deals.
Everyone seems to have trouble saving money. Any tips on how you were able to keep yourself focused on saving and not spending a little of it here or there along the way?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-20-2012, 07:46 PM
patrick6411 patrick6411 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 106
Rep Power: 3
patrick6411 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Everyone seems to have trouble saving money. Any tips on how you were able to keep yourself focused on saving and not spending a little of it here or there along the way?
When I started I started with a push mower and a Walmart plugin weedeater. Had no idea what I was doing. Boy that was a long time ago. My drive was when my mower broke down and I had no cash to purchase a new one. I made my mind up at that point I wouldn’t be without cash to purchase a new one. I started saving that day, both for personal and commercial. The hardest is saving the first 10k once you reach that point it is easy and becomes habit. I always take a couple of days to think about a purchase before making it. It gives me time to evaluate if I really need it or just want it.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-25-2012, 05:10 PM
elbow300 elbow300 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 2
elbow300 is on a distinguished road
Default

If I understand the original post, the dealer is charging more for the unit than the manufacturer advertises the full retail price? If that is so, the dealer is most likely hoping to catch people (homeowners) coming in without doing their research. The fact that you know he is charging more is a bargaining point. I would just look at the purchase as a business deal that you are determined to win. Tell the sales person the price you are willing to pay, and be willing to walk away if they are not willing or able to meet that price. There are many other manufacturers making non-commercial grade ZTR's who would love to have your business. Alternatively, I like one of the other posts about buying one used, and saving up for the new commercial mower you need. Once you have a piece of equipment in place and paid for, it is much easier to save for a new one. I think if you have to finance the equipment, especially if it's not your first or only mower, it may not be time to buy.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My New Zero Turn Apex Lawn & Landscape Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 14 04-12-2012 05:46 PM
Buying a new Zero Turn Amish Mafia Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 2 03-13-2011 10:48 PM
New Zero-Turn wdcutter Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 1 07-14-2010 02:50 AM
zero turn KWLawn Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 2 10-19-2009 10:37 AM
Buying old vs. buying newer. rclandscaping Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 5 08-27-2009 04:13 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Leaf Box & Loader Set...
ringahding1
Today 06:20 AM
Today 06:20 AM
by ringahding1
0 19
Jungle to Beautiful
stevef1201
10-17-2014 09:54 AM
Today 05:42 AM
by stevef1201
9 341
Pressure Washing Like a...
TNTurf
08-01-2014 11:47 PM
Yesterday 11:51 PM
by TNTurf
5 600
What parts do you carry...
Just for Cuts
10-17-2014 09:08 AM
Yesterday 09:51 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
15 525
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 09:32 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
154 11,126
Cheapskate Landlord...
Mr. Mow
Yesterday 06:33 AM
Yesterday 08:44 PM
by biglee
6 156
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
Yesterday 08:34 PM
by biglee
10 1,679
Sunny Beach Tennis...
SGL1
10-19-2014 11:24 PM
Yesterday 07:13 PM
by SGL1
2 119
Hello, from TEXAS
sanchez5
10-17-2014 09:56 PM
Yesterday 06:15 PM
by Steve
3 245
Look out Bob Villa -...
Mr Dave
09-30-2014 10:06 AM
Yesterday 05:42 PM
by SGL1
7 1,205
how to fi d commercial...
mchampion319
10-19-2014 09:50 PM
Yesterday 04:41 PM
by Steve
1 118
Hello From Tennessee
mrmann901
10-17-2014 10:02 PM
Yesterday 04:24 PM
by Steve
1 199
questions on order to...
jack2048
10-13-2014 11:15 AM
Yesterday 03:27 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 627
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 06:05 PM
Yesterday 02:22 PM
by Steve
1 234
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
Yesterday 02:14 PM
by Steve
14 2,073
Cement mixer
KevinsLawns
10-15-2014 08:03 PM
Yesterday 02:11 PM
by Steve
7 371
Hello ! New guy Rob here
RWorthley1
10-17-2014 04:05 PM
Yesterday 02:09 PM
by Steve
1 212
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
Yesterday 02:07 PM
by Steve
3 1,188
Pda
stevef1201
10-18-2014 02:05 PM
10-19-2014 11:27 PM
by SGL1
2 193
Snow Blowing
gwilson98
10-12-2014 02:21 PM
10-17-2014 02:51 PM
by Steve
6 555
Spreading Weeds?
WesleySnips
07-27-2014 09:46 PM
10-17-2014 07:49 AM
by SGL1
6 858
Grasswhoopins.com Anyone...
GRASS WHOOPINS
06-21-2011 11:38 PM
10-16-2014 01:30 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
42 9,215
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 10:04 PM
10-15-2014 09:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 597
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
10-15-2014 06:43 PM
by NHray
1,190 339,894
Workmans compensation...
CDLAWNCARE
10-15-2014 08:05 AM
10-15-2014 02:57 PM
by Steve
2 339
Do you find weed eating...
chuck2s
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
by chuck2s
0 306
Incorporating &...
WesleySnips
10-01-2014 09:39 PM
10-15-2014 01:37 PM
by kslawn
20 1,400
Falling into business
stellarmowing
09-28-2014 04:35 PM
10-15-2014 05:57 AM
by ringahding1
8 1,420
Apartment Complex and...
lxarth
06-22-2011 01:10 PM
10-14-2014 06:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
42 9,499
I LOVE hedge trimming
stevef1201
10-13-2014 09:05 AM
10-14-2014 01:06 PM
by Steve
5 442
Help with seeder...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-09-2014 07:39 AM
10-13-2014 08:09 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
5 602
The Market watch
WesleySnips
10-12-2014 08:47 PM
10-13-2014 05:40 PM
by SGL1
3 444
Help pricing a large...
Bradcook21
10-07-2014 06:49 AM
10-13-2014 02:00 PM
by Steve
7 793
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 04:24 PM
10-13-2014 06:46 AM
by Billy Goat
19 1,420
Acerage Rake
acrajchel
04-23-2014 07:23 PM
10-12-2014 10:53 PM
by SGL1
2 760
John Deere z235 Deck
WesleySnips
09-29-2014 06:02 PM
10-12-2014 06:20 PM
by kslawn
25 1,562
Credit card contract
SGL1
10-06-2014 05:31 PM
10-12-2014 03:40 PM
by SGL1
18 983
Truck craft dump bed...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-04-2014 08:41 PM
10-10-2014 11:35 AM
by Steve
7 883
First Time River Rock...
berryjam
10-09-2014 06:09 PM
10-10-2014 11:08 AM
by Steve
2 536
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 09:51 PM
10-10-2014 11:03 AM
by Steve
1 525
Question?what should I...
dalvan0
09-24-2014 11:10 PM
10-09-2014 05:58 PM
by kslawn
28 2,052
Mowing the hills
EyeCatchersNow
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
10-09-2014 04:19 PM
by Just for Cuts
25 2,913
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
10-09-2014 02:21 PM
by Steve
25 3,560
Changing Scag Freedom Z...
maggiedavidson
10-06-2014 12:24 PM
10-08-2014 06:34 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
7 769
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 02:45 PM
10-07-2014 04:18 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 751
Good Mower
jack2048
10-04-2014 05:34 PM
10-07-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
7 835
Mulching fad killing...
Tree geek
10-06-2014 08:37 PM
10-06-2014 08:37 PM
by Tree geek
0 654
Help a brother...
tbtigers03
09-28-2014 11:41 AM
10-06-2014 02:53 PM
by Steve
11 1,380
Update on LawnsAway and...
Ian Lovejoy
09-28-2014 10:24 AM
10-06-2014 01:30 PM
by Steve
4 1,246
A GREAT Story
stevef1201
10-02-2014 10:33 AM
10-06-2014 12:50 PM
by Steve
6 1,048
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter bush charge christmas deliquentaccounts exmark ferris foreman georgia gopherhaul grass gravely hills holiday how much to charge how to how to bid john deere quik trac kawasaki labor cost landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business book lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo leaf removal lighting lighting brass outdoor lights managing a lawn care business marketing mowing mulch mulch estimate new buisness new business ordinance podcast property management company push versus ride savannah scag scripts seo shreaded snow plowing starting a business starting a lawn care business stihl sulky theft toro tractor auger walk behind walker wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:42 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:42 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy