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    Just wanted to post to say that I have been fairly successful at getting good deals on used implements at a local rental dealer. Seems like they replace items after a few years and they are still plenty useable. Today a bought a 48" Landpride boxscaper for $300 and the new price is $560. Nothing at all wrong with it. Earlier this year I picked up a 1998 Woods tiller for $1000 (list price $2050). Just an idea for those who are looking for used items. I know that rental items are used hard, but check them out-heck ask them if you can rent it before buying and if you like it then apply the cost to the purchase. That's the deal I made on the tiller.


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    jyoutz,

    Good idea! Thanks for the post, I've got several rental yards by me! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    JimBinMI

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    Jim,
    I very seldom checked out rentals,for in this area the equipment seem to be used very hard.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/frown.gif[/img]
    I have better luck at farm auctions..so far. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    I do hope you luck continues,and if you adding attachments you better thing about adding on to the barn or shed even your tools.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]
    Hope its tad warmer down there in AZ than up here right now,for it over cast and 43 degrees.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]

    Stay safe and [img]/w3tcompact/icons/cool.gif[/img]

    Thomas..NH

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    Default Re: used implements

    Other than auctions I've had good luck in my dealers backlot for trade in items. It helps to shop for these during the busy season because they don't have the time to go over them with a fresh coat of paint and you can see the real condition of the implement. Most dealers also rent so that is another option as well

    The rental yards usually buy heavy duty and they are pretty hard to tear up. So you get the best of both worlds a good piece of equipment at a reasonable price. Can't ask for more than that. The reason I don't have a tiller is price but sounds like you stold that one.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]
    Gordon


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    I've had pretty good luck purchasing from rental dealers, at least on items where defects are easily determined VISUALLY. Examples...

    Landscape Rake: I purchased a 6 foot landscape rake in really good shape for $75 (they seldom rented it out). I had rented it myself about 2 years earlier.

    Yard Box: I purchased a 5 foot Landpride yard box that had two missing scratifiers (is that what you call them?) and the slot that they fit into was broke (it'll require some welding to fix). Otherwise, it was in really good shape for $50. I mainly use it for FEL counter-balance; when using the yard box I usually use it with the scratifiers (teeth) up. So far it has been well worth the money to me.

    They had some tillers for sale but they were too expensive for me to gamble on.

    Kelvin


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    Yeah, can't we all use a bigger shed. I actually live in the mountains at 6500' elevation so we're usually pretty cool, but darn this summer -it's still hitting 80 during the day (45 at night). Don't know if fall is gonna come or not.


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    Jim,
    Up here in New Hampshire fall started,[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img] and like AZ where you live in the White Mountains we also Have a state forest call the White Mountains.

    Your at 6500' [img]/w3tcompact/icons/shocked.gif[/img] than you must get a taste of the winds durning summer and winter.

    The days are ticking and before you know it you shall be putting some tractor time on.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]

    Take care and stay[img]/w3tcompact/icons/cool.gif[/img]

    Thomas..NH

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    I've had no luck at all finding used implements for a decent price. I tried the dealers backlot for trade in items and he wanted new prices for used stuff. I ended up getting a new 6' blade and rear scoop at Quality Farm and Fleet on sale for what the dealer wanted for used ones. I haven't tried the rental places though, so I'll give them a try. Auctions seemed like a good idea until I spent nearly a whole Saturday at one only to watch the stuff go for 3/4 the price of new stuff, so maybe when I'm retired and have the time it will be the way to go, but right now I'd rather save the time and pay the price of new stuff and get a warranty!


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    Thomas, fall just started today (60 degrees, cloudy and windy). Yep, won't be long till winter.


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    Jim,
    For the first day of autumn its 38 degrees..rain hard..and the wind is still howling..and there branches etc fallen everywhere.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/frown.gif[/img]

    If this is a sign of winter[img]/w3tcompact/icons/shocked.gif[/img] I think I might just sleep it away like a bear.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

    Take care and have a great [img]/w3tcompact/icons/cool.gif[/img] day.

    Thomas..NH

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