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 > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Community Assistance

Community Assistance Community questions, comments, and suggestions. Problems posting? Email me.

Ren-o-Thin by Ryan


Community Assistance

Community questions, comments, and suggestions. Problems posting? Email me.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-26-2011, 07:39 PM
Ducke's Avatar
Ducke Ducke is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Duck Pond
Posts: 844
Rep Power: 0
Ducke is on a distinguished road
Default Ren-o-Thin by Ryan

I have a chance to buy a Ren-o-thin for $250.00
I looked on the net and all I found was a used one for $575.00 that was in mint condition and a new one that was $975.00
The one I'm looking at is rather beat up and abused but it dose run and work rather well.
I am posting some picture of the machine
What would you offer for it.

Graham
Attached Images
File Type: jpg reno1.jpg (668.9 KB, 15 views)
File Type: jpg reno2.jpg (887.6 KB, 16 views)
File Type: jpg reno3.jpg (813.1 KB, 12 views)
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 04-27-2011, 12:28 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,039
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
If you could use it and it works, I'd pick it up. If you want to haggle a bit, why not start with $150

Keep us posted on how this goes!
__________________
- 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
  #3  
Old 04-27-2011, 03:09 PM
bruces bruces is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 828
Rep Power: 0
bruces is on a distinguished road
Default

I say buy it ,if its running and usable now it shouldnt take long before its paid for ,then rebuild it when your not using it .Make sure your not going to screw up anything too badly first though .
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-27-2011, 04:56 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 75
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

Figure out how much it would cost to tune up before anything.

Ask the seller to get a quote from a dealer and present it to you.


Not sure what I would bid until I know the damage :P
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-28-2011, 06:44 AM
Ducke's Avatar
Ducke Ducke is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Duck Pond
Posts: 844
Rep Power: 0
Ducke is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bruces View Post
I say buy it ,if its running and usable now it shouldnt take long before its paid for ,then rebuild it when your not using it .Make sure your not going to screw up anything too badly first though .
The rebuild is not a problem, I have rebuilt these things before and Ryan equipment is basically bullet proof.
I went back to him with a price and am awaiting his reply.
I will keep you all posted.

Graham
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-30-2011, 11:55 AM
Ducke's Avatar
Ducke Ducke is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Duck Pond
Posts: 844
Rep Power: 0
Ducke is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up Got my Ren-o-Thinner

Well I went and got the Ren-o-Thin Yesterday.
Its in a lot better shape then I expected.
I changed the Oil ( Sludge ) and changed the Plug and Air Filter.
One pull and away it went, It runs real nice, I tinkered with the carb and
now it runs real smooth and smoke free.
I do need to get new bearings for the wheels and a new Muffler but that's it.
It also came with a spare Thatcher axle and extra Blades.
All in all I think I got a good deal at $225.00.
I will get some Picture later when the Sun comes out

Graham
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-30-2011, 12:50 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,039
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I am looking forwards to it and hearing your review after you start using it.
__________________
- 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
  #8  
Old 04-30-2011, 06:33 PM
Ducke's Avatar
Ducke Ducke is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Duck Pond
Posts: 844
Rep Power: 0
Ducke is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
I am looking forwards to it and hearing your review after you start using it.
Well I used it today on my own lawn.
I mowed the lawn first as it really did need it (first Mow of the season)
I was a little nervous or over doing it so I made my first pass with it set pretty high. I got some thatch out but not much. I then lowered it an inch and went again, then one more inch and was getting good results. I then went over it with the mower set at the highest setting to suck up the debris.
I don't think I will hand rake again what a great way to do big lawns.
You can see that I have raked the lawn but it dose not look like I just beat
the S#!T out of my lawn like I see so many people do with these machines.
I would have taken some Pictures but it was getting fairly dark when I was done. Next lawn I do I will take some before and after Pictures


Graham
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-01-2011, 11:10 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,039
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That is great! I look forwards to seeing them.
__________________
- 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
  #10  
Old 05-01-2011, 11:14 AM
bruces bruces is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 828
Rep Power: 0
bruces is on a distinguished road
Default

if the oil was that bad ,run it untill its good and hot, then drain it again ,do it a few times ,you dont want any old crud causing issues down the road .
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
Ryan from Ohio brlandscapingohio Introduce Yourself 3 03-28-2010 07:53 PM
Ryan needs a logo Steve Graphic Design Discussions 0 03-10-2008 08:22 PM
Ryan needs an ecard made Steve Graphic Design Discussions 0 09-30-2007 12:33 PM
Ryan needs a door hanger Steve Graphic Design Discussions 0 10-17-2006 03:27 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 06:51 PM
Today 11:36 AM
by joshp
17 2,829
fert/lawn programs
joshp
Today 10:43 AM
Today 10:43 AM
by joshp
0 45
Landscaper taking on odd...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 06:57 PM
Today 10:31 AM
by joshp
7 663
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
Today 10:20 AM
by joshp
7 456
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
Yesterday 10:51 AM
by Steve
7 1,820
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
08-25-2016 12:55 PM
by Steve
19 2,154
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 06:58 AM
08-24-2016 09:05 PM
by Stephen Alberts
10 1,915
Facebook advertising
Just for Cuts
12-13-2015 07:49 AM
08-24-2016 08:59 PM
by Stephen Alberts
14 13,101
Breaking into commercial...
SGL1
08-19-2016 07:02 AM
08-24-2016 10:12 AM
by mowandblow1980
7 466
Snow Plow
acrajchel
08-17-2016 10:21 AM
08-22-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
5 440
Quarter Acre Woodland...
ew411
08-16-2016 06:50 AM
08-18-2016 12:25 PM
by Steve
4 424
Bidding Bushhogging
acrajchel
08-15-2016 11:52 AM
08-17-2016 05:32 PM
by acrajchel
4 417
Hello From the Florida...
KevinShuman
08-15-2016 08:57 PM
08-16-2016 01:52 PM
by SC93
2 415
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
08-16-2016 12:42 AM
by SC93
5 713
A quick Intro
BLE
08-14-2016 05:17 PM
08-15-2016 10:54 AM
by acrajchel
2 413
New Customer - Gettting...
acrajchel
08-05-2016 05:00 PM
08-15-2016 10:52 AM
by acrajchel
4 681
helping out a friend set...
Doug D
08-13-2016 11:33 AM
08-15-2016 09:45 AM
by Steve
1 423
Small bed job
Bradcook21
08-09-2016 09:52 PM
08-10-2016 03:51 PM
by Steve
1 542
Hello from NoVa
jtwlawn
08-03-2016 11:20 AM
08-09-2016 10:45 AM
by jtwlawn
4 677
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
08-08-2016 04:33 PM
by Steve
27 6,657
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-07-2016 10:21 AM
by Just for Cuts
18 19,821
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
08-07-2016 08:37 AM
by Lawnline
8 11,291
Hey guys! Greetings from...
thegardener
08-05-2016 05:45 AM
08-05-2016 03:26 PM
by Steve
1 588
First Time Bidding-Need...
capitallawncrew
08-01-2016 08:30 AM
08-03-2016 09:52 AM
by Steve
3 690
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
08-01-2016 08:28 PM
by ExclusiveLawns
7 3,799
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
07-31-2016 10:36 AM
by joshp
13 5,944
» Popular Tags
apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding break business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service video web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:54 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:54 PM.

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