View Full Version : good price for hydro walkbehind?

01-03-2002, 01:37 PM
I found an older 48" Cub Cadet hydro walk behind for $1500. It has 495 hours on it, new gator blades, and runs great. Mechanically it's in good shape but it doesn't look too good. It was used for personal use and I think it was stored outdoors. I sure could use an opinion.:confused:

01-03-2002, 02:24 PM
How about the overall quality of Cub Cadet?

01-03-2002, 04:15 PM
i've used a few cub commercials with great results.
they are solid machines and cut very well.

01-03-2002, 06:19 PM
Actually the cub comm.shouldn't be that old 2-3 years at the most.The commercial line is fairly new.Seems like a lot of hours for personal use(maybe its just me) . That mower is around 3200 brand new.1500 doesn't sound too bad. Always go with your gut instinct when buying something like this.The reason I say this is you said it looked rough.This may send out an alarm.Good luck. Quality on a cub will be decent and last a little while. If you're mowing 40-50 hours a week a scag or exmark might last longer.Just my two cents.

01-03-2002, 09:29 PM
Damn! The "Gut" is telling me it's a POS.

Thanks for the help.

BTW - A new Cub Cadet priced out for 4100 with tax.

01-04-2002, 12:01 AM
I got my 48 mtd pro hydro 14 kawi fixed deck for 3000+tax in Oct. 2000. SORRY I always go with my initial gut feelings.

01-04-2002, 03:26 AM
Walk away from it, put the $1500 toward a better mower.