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Help with equipment selection

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by spokanesnow, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. spokanesnow

    spokanesnow Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I have owned a lawn care business for over ten years and finally have decided to enter the snow removal side of things. I'm looking to purchase a snow thrower and was trying to decide between buying a toro commercial 28" or a Arien's. I found out a buddy of mines Dad recently passed away and he owned a full on landscape company w/ everything from hydro seeder trucks to snow plows. he has for sale a Arien's 12 hp commercial ST1236 and a 8 hp St824. Both are in great condition limited wear and around 4 years old. I need to know if i should go with these machines, and how much i should offer him for them, he doesnt have an asking price so i need a starting point. I want both the machines for $1,500 is that reasonable? Any help would be great!
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    check craigslist and other sources for prices in your area.
    They vary alot