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Question DetailsAsked on 3/9/2018

Is anyone giving a lawn mower away for free?

I would like to use it to cut others yards to make a little cash because the lawn mower that my mother previously owned got stolen during a break in and I cant find the money to buy one.

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Angies List is not the place to look for this - try Craigslist, though if "giving it away" not likely to be in running condition (be sure to test that before buying) or at least not suitable for commercial use. You might be able to find a cheap one that runs OK on Craigslist of similar local sale sites, or maybe (for say $50 or ballpark) at a Mower and Power Tool repair place (your Search the List category) which takes in trade-ins or buys dead ones and rehabs them for resale.


I wouldnormally say you could also try Godwill or Salvation Army but no guarantee what their working condition is or if they even run, so spending $15-25 on one there might be throwing money down the drain.


Otherwise, about $125 typically for a 20" rotary mower at Walmart or such (mayb e only seasonally available) - cheap brand - Murray Ohio (Briggs and Stratton) - cheap and VERY long-lived as long as you change oil when needed and clean air filter periodically.


And on other thing to consider - if starting a business with regular customers - you really need a spare (yard tools and gas cans and such too of course) so if your mower breaks down you can continue to work while it is repaired (or you repair it) or get a replacement. And of course your business plan has to assume needing a replacement mower at least every year or two if using non-commercial ones - not to mention some spare blades so you don't have to waste time sharpening during normal working hours.


One other important thing with a mowing business - are you or the property owner getting rid of the cuttings after you bag them, and do you have a way to haul them and dispose of them if you are taking them - and there is cost for a dumpster or runs to the dump too.


Good Luck

Answered 8 months ago by LCD




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