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ToroLandscaper
04-21-2009, 09:54 PM
Well I purchased an 06 Turf Tracer 614 hours, Exmark ride on sulky, exmark mulching kit, and it is in good condition. The guy I bought it from had it advertised for 2,750 and I negotiated him down to 2,400. I know I didn't pay to much for the machine, but I am just beginning to wonder if the deal was okay or if it was a really good deal. By really good deal that would mean I could put some hours on the machine and re-sale it for what I paid for it, maybe even a little more. What are your guys opinion on the price?

As stated before the machine is in good condition, and is a tight machine.

TheC-Master
04-21-2009, 10:16 PM
What size? It doesn't seem too bad...

ToroLandscaper
04-21-2009, 10:33 PM
Sorry, how could I forget the deck and engine size lol?

60" Deck with 20HP Kohler

ToroLandscaper
04-21-2009, 10:56 PM
Come on guys!

Surely some of you all have an opinion!

topsites
04-21-2009, 11:09 PM
How about some pictures?

JB1
04-21-2009, 11:12 PM
Come on guys!

Surely some of you all have an opinion!



what makes the difference, if your happy that's what matters. Unless you don't know whether your happy or not.

IRRITECH
04-21-2009, 11:19 PM
Well, I have no idea what the 60's go for new but the 36 is $5K. So yeah, you got a great deal. Velke itself is $200 used so you really paid $2200. Until the economy recovers you won't be able to sell it but once it does you should be able to sell it no problem.

TheC-Master
04-21-2009, 11:26 PM
So it is a TTHP, that sounds like a solid deal for me for that size, you said it is in good condition, so I feel that you did good for yourself. They definitely aren't cheap. Unless it is a belt driven, and I could have sworn they had a belt driven model at my shop for about half price.

ToroLandscaper
04-21-2009, 11:41 PM
So it is a TTHP, that sounds like a solid deal for me for that size, you said it is in good condition, so I feel that you did good for yourself. They definitely aren't cheap. Unless it is a belt driven, and I could have sworn they had a belt driven model at my shop for about half price.

Mine is the big Turf Tracer and of course it is hydro, floating deck, with a 20 hp kohler.

ToroLandscaper
04-21-2009, 11:42 PM
what makes the difference, if your happy that's what matters. Unless you don't know whether your happy or not.

I am very pleased with my purchase, but I always try to look into the future with all of my business endeavors.

TheC-Master
04-21-2009, 11:43 PM
I am very pleased with my purchase, but I always try to look into the future with all of my business endeavors.

That's the way to do it...

ToroLandscaper
04-22-2009, 12:26 AM
That's the way to do it...

Thats the way you have to do it or you will not stay in business

Any other comments about the price/deal of the mower?

Richard Martin
04-22-2009, 02:36 AM
You did good. I paid $1500 for my first used walkbehind. It was a 5 year old 36" Ferris SD with a 12.5 HP Kohler engine. Unknown hours but clearly used. You did much better at $2400.

SILVERSTREAK INC
04-22-2009, 02:48 AM
i paid 1500 cahs for each one of these, as brickman tradeins off lease, did some odds and end work to them and resold them for 2500 each, i did alright

all had between 650 and 900 hours they didnt have sulkys though, those exmark stand ons cost 460-something new so its a fair deal!


http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=98077&stc=1&d=1201374160

ToroLandscaper
04-22-2009, 12:43 PM
i paid 1500 cahs for each one of these, as brickman tradeins off lease, did some odds and end work to them and resold them for 2500 each, i did alright

all had between 650 and 900 hours they didnt have sulkys though, those exmark stand ons cost 460-something new so its a fair deal!


http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=98077&stc=1&d=1201374160

Where did you get the brickman trade ins? Directly from Brickman or at an Exmark dealer?

SILVERSTREAK INC
04-22-2009, 02:05 PM
at the dealer who services that particular brickman branch...all branches in the country use exmark so shouldnt be hard to find a dealer

ToroLandscaper
04-22-2009, 03:24 PM
at the dealer who services that particular brickman branch...all branches in the country use exmark so shouldnt be hard to find a dealer

That is cool, sounds like you made out okay on those. We don't have a local brickman however I do know a guy who buys a lot of brickman mowers. What kind of odds and end kinda stuff did you have to do to the mowers? Also would you recommend buying a used brickman mower?

J&R Landscaping
04-22-2009, 08:10 PM
The deal on the Turf tracer sounds really good. That machine is probably close to $6500 or so new. 614 isn't very much at all. You should have about 2,000 additional hours left in the machine!

SILVERSTREAK INC
04-22-2009, 08:24 PM
it was minor things, the guys rob pins, caps and other bolts, so they cost me a few hundred between servicing and blades and things, nothing major.

one needed a tire, one needed a battery, one was fine, which was the one i kept and have been using for 2 years now

i have no complains with the 48 or 60 turf tracers i got, i just bought a 60" lazer that was a brickman tradein and it has a ton of problems, for 3800 i paid for a 2 year old lazer i had to do new heads, and rebuild the one hydro pump, if i hadnt been semi-mechanically inclined it woulda cost me a heck of a lot more than it did, more like 1600 for a new motor and 450 for a new pump, cost me 400 for all the repairs i did myself

so id say go for the walkbehinds, but stray away from the riders, theres tons more that can go wrong and get abused