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rochenyguy
08-19-2005, 06:19 PM
New 2005 JD 757 w/ 60" deck = $7,650 plus tax

New 2005 Toro Z500 27HP Kohler, 60" Turboforce Deck, with Z-stand = $7,500 plus tax


What do you think? Should I be able to get either for less than this this time of year?

Thanks.

southlin
08-19-2005, 06:22 PM
most likely not. at most maybe 6,995. so 7,500 not that bad

rochenyguy
08-19-2005, 06:26 PM
If you think maybe 6,995 then 7,500 for the Z500 may not be that bad but it doesn't sound that good either!

southlin
08-19-2005, 06:35 PM
remember they are new not used

rochenyguy
08-19-2005, 06:43 PM
I know. That's why your 6,995 comment surprised me for a possible low price for a new machine.

valleylawn79
08-19-2005, 06:58 PM
im looking at the 757 as well. your price is a darn good one. they are 8000 here. im also looking at the kubota as well. and the super z. kubota $9600 and super z 27/ 60" 7800. the super z is fastest. kubota has a deisel and few other features i like. have u demoed a deere?

QualityLawnCare4u
08-19-2005, 07:12 PM
That is a good price on the 757 in my area. The toro would be much higher here, dealer is a first class jerk also and sells so few has to bog it to anyone who does buy anything from him to make up for low sales volume.

Tonyr
08-19-2005, 07:16 PM
another question that should be asked is...

''which machine performs best?"

rochenyguy
08-19-2005, 07:18 PM
Dealer with the Toro Z500 got it this Spring when the rebate was on it and now doesn't want to sit on the machine all winter.

Not sure about the price on the 757. Other dealers in the area have them priced at about $7,900 so maybe this one dealer wants to clear inventory before winter.

Historically, what happens to prices during the fall/winter? Will even better deals be available on left-over new 2005's over the winter, assuming there are left-overs in stock?

rochenyguy
08-19-2005, 07:20 PM
Tony, I've already asked that question and got Deere fans saying the 757 is better, and Toro (or actually Turboforce deck) fans saying the Z500 is better. Both seem like very good mowers.

southlin
08-19-2005, 07:35 PM
yes 7900 is good price depending on where u are. toro z500 with instant and mail in rebates can go for 6995. 6595 for z440. but outright they are way more exspense. i say go for it.


what the warranty difference, if any

rochenyguy
08-19-2005, 07:38 PM
I'm not aware of any current rebates. I saw one for the Z500 that was good thru the end of June.

southlin
08-19-2005, 07:46 PM
ouch!! yeah probably a bad time for GREAT deals. may want to wait it out till the winter. Could maybe find a real good pre-owned. :)

rochenyguy
08-19-2005, 08:13 PM
Or wait 'til Spring and get a 2006 maybe with new Spring rebate. Then again all the dealers keep saying with steel prices constantly going up, they say next year's prices will likely be higher. Wonder if that's just their sales pitch though.

southlin
08-19-2005, 08:36 PM
yeah, they want you to buy it today. only listen to salesmen when you ask the question. they just want you to buy.

we dont care what you buy, what we give u the honest truth as we know it

valleylawn79
08-19-2005, 08:42 PM
Or wait 'til Spring and get a 2006 maybe with new Spring rebate. Then again all the dealers keep saying with steel prices constantly going up, they say next year's prices will likely be higher. Wonder if that's just their sales pitch though.
actually steel is going up; in two ways; cost of the steel itself; and the freight to haul it as well ;as the freight to move the mowers to the dealers will also go up. the freight and so forth is already paid on this years models. now is as good time to buy as any

rochenyguy
08-19-2005, 09:20 PM
Probably true since everything seems to be going up due to gas/oil prices. So do you think $7680 for the JD757 with 60" deck and/or $7500 for the Toro Z500 27HP Kohler with 60" deck are good prices or do you think I should be able to do better? I'm thinking maybe I could get another $300-500 lower possibly if they really want to unlock their inventory before winter. Thoughts?

sda1416
08-19-2005, 09:48 PM
Bought a Toro, this year, 2005, 52" and 23 Kohler and paid $7K in SC

southlin
08-19-2005, 10:23 PM
keep an eye on them and wait them out as long as u can then buy.
not a bad idea!

rochenyguy
08-20-2005, 03:21 PM
Thanks. It seems like the Toro dealers have a little more price flexibilty than do the Deere dealers.