View Full Version : Good deal or no?

06-13-2008, 07:31 PM
I am looking to start up a lawn maintenance company and be up and running by spring 09. I am looking to go with a walk behind and found this one on craigslist, http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/grd/707954237.html do you guys think this is a good deal or not? Fenced yards are very uncommon here so I'm not worried about having to fit it through any gates or anything. Thanks in advance!!

Fourstar Lawnscaping
06-13-2008, 08:50 PM
not a bad price I would buy it.

06-13-2008, 09:39 PM
If you are able to have a mechanic go over it to make sure that it is in good working order. Make sure you see it work and cut. It would be a shame to buy that and then have it break down once you get it home.

06-13-2008, 09:42 PM
Seems like a good price to me.

06-13-2008, 09:52 PM
If I was going to go look at it and possibly buy what are some things I should look for that could be wrong/broken/needing replacement? Like I said this would be my first mower so I don't really know what to look for:)

06-13-2008, 11:04 PM
I wouldn't buy it..

Exmark gear drives are no good...trust me.

06-13-2008, 11:05 PM

dura to the max
06-14-2008, 12:17 AM
i think its a little high for a gear drive. i bought a hydro for less than that. i dont have a problem w/ gear drives though, i personally like them. ive had at least 4 and gotton good service out of them. im also looking at getting away from w/b though. i think im in the early stage of carpal tunnel.

lawns Etc
06-14-2008, 01:11 AM
The thatcher bagger and velke are at least $1000 alnoe looks like a deal to me

06-14-2008, 09:10 AM
i'd wait until winter time to buy. you will get way better deals then.

06-14-2008, 12:15 PM
did anyone else notice the flames on the spindle cover....a little cheesy

06-14-2008, 12:26 PM
I noticed it right away, don't like the look but figured it's something that could be changed if the mower was worth the money. I'm thinking I'm going to wait awhile and keep my eyes open for something cheaper later in the season. If anybody has a 36 or 48 WB in MN they want to sell sometime keep me in mind