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jpierce
03-11-2005, 09:52 PM
Newbie Post - I have a neighbor advertising this:

2001- 725 grasshopper zero turn radius lawnmower
25 hp kubota water cooled engine 72" mower deck
commerical grade lawn mower good condition
$6250.00 obo.

Is this a good price??

What should I look at to evaluate it??

It started fine and I drove it around and seemed pretty tight. The deck was a little knicked up but seemed to run ok...

Any advice appreciated!!

olderthandirt
03-12-2005, 01:18 AM
Does it have the G2 hydro system ? and if yes send me his phone # and I'll talk to him for you :D

Mac

PLM-1
03-12-2005, 01:30 AM
That actually seems cheap! In my area, a used one isn't much less than a new one!

Travis Followell
03-12-2005, 02:10 PM
That sounds like a good price to me.

bob
03-12-2005, 02:19 PM
With only 200 hours, it should be in very good condition. I would guess that even $7000 would be a good asking price. Most likely it has the G2 transmission. Original cost was probably in the $10,500 - $11,000 range. Check the tires, they should have at least 50% tread with that amount of hours.

jpierce
03-12-2005, 04:23 PM
It is a g2 and saw the stickers. The tires look decent but the deck is pretty worn, The hour meter is not easy to rig, is it??

Decisions, decisions...

PLM-1
03-12-2005, 04:26 PM
It may not be the original deck. If the deck is that worn you can just get another deck at the price of this unit! Oh, and hour meters usually either work or they don't.

TURF DOCTOR
03-12-2005, 04:27 PM
The hour meter is very easy to rig,has the unit have a new style deck flip up.

jpierce
03-12-2005, 04:33 PM
The Deck is an old style with a manual jack on it?? Is this original?? Can't really tell

PLM-1
03-12-2005, 04:37 PM
I know the new 72 decks don't flip up.

bob
03-12-2005, 05:27 PM
Get the serial numbers from the deck & tractor. Call Grasshopper and they can verify the year that they were made. Also. PLM-1 is right, 72"ers don't flip up.

Mowingman
03-12-2005, 11:21 PM
I am a Grasshopper dealer. That price is pretty fair. However, the 25hp Kubota is really underpowered for the 72" deck, unless you are mowing in light-average conditions. If you do a lot of heavy mowing, you will not be happy with it's performance.

Richard Martin
03-13-2005, 05:03 AM
Can you post a couple of pictures of it? Front, back, sides, closeup of the engine etc..

jpierce
03-13-2005, 12:44 PM
Front Picture (hope it works) - Middle Panel Replaced Before Sale. Meter appear to not be working (or it didn't move when another gentleman drove it around)

jpierce
03-13-2005, 12:46 PM
Side Views

jpierce
03-13-2005, 12:47 PM
Mods - Let me know if this is ok to do it this way... :blob2:

Richard Martin
03-13-2005, 02:10 PM
This is purely my opinion based on the pics you posted.

I believe that the 200 hours should have a 1 in front of it as in 1200 hours. It has also spent a lot of time outside sitting in the sun. It has been abused a little bit. The right front roller took a fairly severe hit that was so hard that it wrinkled the deck at that point. I can only see a little bit of one of the front casters but they look to be fairly filthy. When most people clean a mower they usually skip the front casters because you really need to remove them to get them clean and the front casters usually take a while to get really dirty and that appears to be the case here. The Grasshopper sticker on the fender is in an advanced stage of wearing off and I don't think it's from repeated cleanings.

If it were me I would only offer him around $3500 to $4000, maybe less if I actually saw the mower.

jpierce
03-13-2005, 02:15 PM
Richard - Thanks so much for that opinion...I tend to agree :eek:


After looking at the pictures and the mower once again, I think I would save my money and look elsewhere. If anybody wants it and is in my area, the mower is located just west of Linwood Ks or email me at 4jayhawks@gmail.com (don't want to turn this into a for sale ad..)
for a contact number
Thanks

Mowingman
03-13-2005, 09:23 PM
Richard is right on with his assessment. It has got to have several hundred hrs. more than the hour meter shows. Now that I have seen the photos, I would say $3500.00 is more like it. Again, that deck is too big to be running with that tractor unit for good performance.