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BigGreen1
06-04-2010, 10:41 PM
I am curious what you feel was your best purchase new or used. It could be Craigslist or a purchase from a desperate dealer.

Here's mine: Exmark Turf Tracer HP-36" Hydro 15 Horse Kawasaki. $1000. It probably had 300 hours on it. It was on Craigslist.

What have you stolen?

Tim

M&B LAWN CARE
06-04-2010, 10:49 PM
2008 John deere 647A quick trak, bought this year from dealer with 3.8 hours on it for 5700.00

BleedingGreen
06-04-2010, 11:43 PM
2008 John deere 647A quick trak, bought this year from dealer with 3.8 hours on it for 5700.00

I hate to break it to you but it's not THAT great of a deal.

Yarden Of Eden
06-05-2010, 12:48 AM
I just got a 2001 Lesco Viper 60 500 hrs with Peco system with new 8 hp engine and all viper updates (fab deck) plus 2000 lesco 48 hydro 300 hrs with sulky, lesco stick edger used twice, and lesco blade grinder basically unused from a guy getting out of the biz for $3800

Also just missed a 2001 permagreen ride-on spreader/sprayer for $400. He sold it a couple hours before i was supposed to meet him.

dhunterd08
06-05-2010, 03:15 AM
I think i have done pretty well with all of my equipment, but last year shindaiwa produced it model of T-270 for 150 cash w/ a free parts T270 has to be up there

Richard Martin
06-05-2010, 04:18 AM
2003 Dixie Chopper XP2800 Supreme Mowchine 60" cut with a Kohler 28 EFI. 29 hours on it. $4500 cash.

Bunton Guy
06-05-2010, 07:52 AM
Someone just got a "STEAL" on a 3 month old redmax 7100 as they took it off my trailer in broad daylight Thursday when the stold it from me ;(

nepatsfan
06-05-2010, 08:36 AM
Brand new everride scorpion. 52" 23 hp kawi. $3999. mikasa plate compactor with 5.5 hp honda used. $125 needed nothing. bought it at an auction. changed oil, plug and filter and it has been a beast ever since just servicing.....and a belt

M&B LAWN CARE
06-05-2010, 08:57 AM
I hate to break it to you but it's not THAT great of a deal.


oh yeah?? why is that?

G. Ramey
06-05-2010, 09:04 AM
16ft 7000lb gvw trailer with gorilla lifts already on it. The thing has been garage kept. It looks brand new. $500

Yarden Of Eden
06-05-2010, 11:00 AM
Got a turfco edger/trencher w 4 hp Honda only used once for $150. Those things run about $1500 new
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ajslands
06-05-2010, 11:04 AM
Craftsman walk behind egder used got it for 23$ all I needed to do was rebuild the carb, and runs like a charm!
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mowisme
06-05-2010, 11:42 AM
G. Ramey- that is a GREAT deal!..I looked for good used trailer and finally found one- but not good deal as yours. Now I have gotton some dandy deals thou. SW36 scag ($60 on e-bay as 'parts'..but just needed tlc- using ever since bought 3 1/2 years ago) Great Dane 52" stander ($200- CL..ran perfect) numerous stihl/echo trimmers for less than $50. But the trimmers are hit-miss item. I parted far more than I have made into users. Love just the challenge I guess..or I'm 'cheap'..not sure which. I'd never tackle trimmers used thou unless good mechanical inginuity or experience. Trimmers are run high rpm and run hard..as well as not always correct fuel/oil ratio if owned by several people in past.

Mike Blevins
06-05-2010, 01:30 PM
I bought a Scag hydro 36" walk-behind with 2 hours on it for 1800.00. I also bought a 52" Turf Tiger with 247 hours on it for $4500. Both machines were only one year old when I purchased them. You can also get a great deal when you sell maxchines. I mowed for a year with these machines and sold them for a $2600 profit.

BigGreen1
06-05-2010, 03:04 PM
Lots of awesome deals. The trailer and the scag are tremendous!! What else has someone stolen?

Tim

integrityman
06-05-2010, 04:09 PM
Got a turfco edger/trencher w 4 hp Honda only used once for $150. Those things run about $1500 new
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Sounds fishy to me....

BleedingGreen
06-05-2010, 08:29 PM
oh yeah?? why is that?

1. It's a 2008 (over two years old) new or not it's still 2 years old. Big negotiation point there. They're about a $7K mower new give or take about $500 depending on the dealer.

2. I've had chances to buy left-over new models of these same mowers for $4300.00 with the same warranties as the new year's model.

3. It's a Quik Trak. You can't give these mowers away. Check CL or Ebay. They're one of the more rare mowers out there and they are frequently for sale with low hours for $2-3.5K when you do find them. These mowers HAD the potential to be great mowers but they fell short. Their older versions had problems which didn't help trying to sell the newer models when you had better standers on market. Now with manufacturers like toro and exmark getting into the stander game there are just better options out there, which is why so many dealers have left-over new models.

Not trying to start a pissing match or hijack this thread. Just answering your question. You did ok, I just think you could have done better that's all. I hope you like your mower and that it is problem free for ya.

FuturePilot4u
06-08-2010, 11:30 PM
i got a 2007 19hp elec start exmark turf tracer hp with 25 hours on it for $3,300.......he also just threw in a sulky.......along with a JRCO DETHATCHER which i found out to be a free $500 dollar toy.... :D could not beat that deal ever....did spend a lot of time searching and had to travel from ohio to very northwest michigan. i love it :)

Yarden Of Eden
06-08-2010, 11:51 PM
Sounds fishy to me....

It was from a small town hardware store that was closing its rental equipment part of the store. Wanted everything gone. I got a bunch of stuff from them that day
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STL Cuts
06-09-2010, 12:41 AM
i got a 2007 19hp elec start exmark turf tracer hp with 25 hours on it for $3,300.......he also just threw in a sulky.......along with a JRCO DETHATCHER which i found out to be a free $500 dollar toy.... :D could not beat that deal ever....did spend a lot of time searching and had to travel from ohio to very northwest michigan. i love it :)


I'm jealous!

Any chance you would want to trade for my 52" Scag w/ 19 hp. Its in the for sale thread here http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=319615

I'm an ECS junkie :laugh:

mowerknower
06-09-2010, 12:49 AM
Toro 325d with 88inch(?) cutting decks. Ariens ht tractor and much more for free. It blows my mind what the stuff people give to you when you deliver there brand new mower. The 325 had nothing wrong with it. Sold it for 3500. The Ariens HT just had a blown fuse, sold it for 1200.

Yarden Of Eden
06-09-2010, 12:55 AM
Toro 325d with 88inch(?) cutting decks. Ariens ht tractor and much more for free. It blows my mind what the stuff people give to you when you deliver there brand new mower. The 325 had nothing wrong with it. Sold it for 3500. The Ariens HT just had a blown fuse, sold it for 1200.

Wow that's sick. I'm jealous
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JDExmark
06-09-2010, 12:45 PM
probably not a deal worth saying its a "steal" but 48" Exmark Metro WB 0 hours from dealer for 2800 - since everyone else was pricing them mid 3's - thought it was a decent find

great machine by the way

CTmower
06-09-2010, 01:00 PM
Purchased a brand new Shindaiwa 255T trimmer from a local dealer. Used my credit card to buy the trimmer and it never showed up on my account. I checked every month for 6 months and was never charged for it. They used the old style carbon copy credit card slips so im guessing it was lost or misplaced.. So everytime I pick up and use my trimmer I smile ever so slightly.

Hawg City Lawns
06-09-2010, 01:06 PM
bought it when it was a year old 2007 dixon kodiak 21hp kawasaki 52" deck 90 hours for $3500

last year i bought a dolmar ms230c trimmer for $199 retail is $289.99

recently a mclane edger looks like new 3hp briggs for $175

guess what they were all from dealers

XLS
06-09-2010, 03:03 PM
got a walker 20hp 48'' mtghs with 9.5 hopper for $500.00 cash he didnt use it and its less then 250 hours .

61'' supersurfer for $2500.00 but still have to go pick it upthis weekend or next in chicago,well worth the drive..
but the best steal was the 2760 gravely and 14' trailer $9,000 loss we had taken from one of our location over the holiday weekend .. they torched the chains to get it unhooked .....the laws oppinion "it seems fishy"

JCsLawn
06-09-2010, 03:27 PM
If you guys could check this link out and tell me if you think its legit or not?

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/grd/1743834356.html

I know it says it was next to a fire but everything was replaced? Anyways 3700 seems dirty cheap for this. I'm looking for a 'newer' mower but I can't spend 6,000+



JC