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CURBAPPEAL NC
02-08-2006, 02:28 PM
Saw a couple of used ones for 3500-4900. just wondering if these are wore out or not. never owned an Exmark. thanks!

Richard Martin
02-08-2006, 03:48 PM
If they have been well-maintained then they should only be about 1/3 of the way through their usefull life. I would definately shoot for the low end of the price scale though.

I picked up a 28 EFI 60" Dixie with 29 hours for $4500 in Oct 2004 and today my buddy just picked up a 25 Kohler 60" Dixie with 404 hours for $4500. I did sell my old Dixie 25 Kohler 60" with 1200 hours last January for $3800.

Jpocket
02-08-2006, 07:13 PM
1,000 hours is a good amount of hours, but that machine could easily have double that, before a major rebuild is necessary. I would definitly be looking to pay the lower end of the scale too. I have a LAZER with a kohler and 1500hrs, runs great but I wouldn't pay $4500 for it.

TURF DOCTOR
02-08-2006, 07:20 PM
When ope gets high end hours it will not bring no money,sounds high to me moter might start with no smoke but you know it has hours,clutches are wore,spindles,tires,no warranty to name a few.

jrc lawncare
02-08-2006, 07:35 PM
Here is a nice used machine.......http://cgi.ebay.com/2004-Exmark-Turf-Tracer-60-inch-Walkbehind_W0QQitemZ7743186284QQcategoryZ71272QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

gene gls
02-08-2006, 09:36 PM
1000 hours is less than 1.5 years worth of use on a full mowing schedual.

david scott
02-08-2006, 10:03 PM
Had a buddy w/an e-xmark turf tracer with 3000hrs always did schedualed maint. never had any problems out of it,e-xmarks seem to be pretty good machines,i've had several.Are you in the market for something that size?May be able to help you out and it has alot less than 1000hrs.

pasto_guy
02-08-2006, 10:15 PM
I've got two machines with kohler 25's and they both have over 2500 hours on original engines. Yes there is going to be other things that have to be replaced along the way but if you are looking for something used then I wouldn't be scared of 1000 hours. Make sure that you buy from a trustworthy individual, as some people cut the hours meters off and then reconnect them. I learned that the hard way. Hope this helps.

trentslawncare02
02-08-2006, 10:26 PM
I would try to find a 27hp Liquid cooled Kaw...alot less heat on the operator and alot more power in tall or wet grass.

CURBAPPEAL NC
02-09-2006, 11:21 AM
Had a buddy w/an e-xmark turf tracer with 3000hrs always did schedualed maint. never had any problems out of it,e-xmarks seem to be pretty good machines,i've had several.Are you in the market for something that size?May be able to help you out and it has alot less than 1000hrs.

A 48" or 52" would be plenty, but a 60 would still work.

david scott
02-09-2006, 11:34 AM
CurbAppeal this is a 62' rider may be to big for what you need?low hrs though

CURBAPPEAL NC
02-09-2006, 12:18 PM
CurbAppeal this is a 62' rider may be to big for what you need?low hrs though

What I have now is a 34Z so i was looking for something bigger to do my big places. Anything over 38" wont fit through gates here anyways so if its a 42 or a 62 it really doesnt matter, Im not partial to any size just need something bigger. What do you have in mind?

65hoss
02-09-2006, 12:27 PM
I sure hope the eXmarks go more than a 1000 hours. I have one that already crossed that and another that will be there about 1/3 thru this season. Both are front line mowers and I am planning on them being there for years to come.

GrassBustersLawn
02-09-2006, 12:27 PM
I got 1800 hours out of my 48" Lazer Z-hp before the mower blew up (Kawi 19hp). Put a new 21 HP Kawi in it and it still runs/cuts great.

Mike

CURBAPPEAL NC
02-09-2006, 12:55 PM
CurbAppeal this is a 62' rider may be to big for what you need?low hrs though

where is it?

david scott
02-09-2006, 04:35 PM
CurbAppeal....I'm 2 hrs west of Ashville in Tenn.The wife has been wanting to go on a road trip for a while..where are you?

CURBAPPEAL NC
02-10-2006, 12:36 PM
Fayetteville, NC south of Raleigh