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Old 02-26-2006, 04:12 PM
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For what you have to do, look around for a good used commercial mower of almost any type. You will save $, you will get a machine that lasts a decent amount of time, and it will blow away what you're doing now.

You can get a really decent walk behind for about $1000. For homeowner use, it will last forever. I picked up a backup toro 36" with Tbar for $500 bux 4 weeks ago...nothing wrong with it.
I've been to every dealer around and calling the ones I can't get to in person and have been unsucessful at finding a deal remotly close to this.

Where or what I mean is "how" did you come across this deal?

I found an Exmark Viking 48" which is a little bigger than I wanted and I though it's a bit high @ $2500.00 with 800hrs. Dealer won't budge on the pricing.

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Old 02-26-2006, 07:49 PM
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Iwent up to the Lesco dealer last yesr and got the impression they did not deal with the general pubic. Aren't they a "Commercial Account" only type of supplier?
A homeowner can open an account at Lesco, however, you will not get volume discounts like the contractors do. I have a Lesco cash account and purchase my "stuff" at the West Chester, PA location.

I have a couple of bulging discs also. If you decide on a rider, make sure you get a suspension seat kit, it makes a HUGE difference
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Old 02-26-2006, 08:22 PM
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If you decide on a rider, make sure you get a suspension seat kit, it makes a HUGE difference
Thanks for the tip!
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Old 02-27-2006, 10:42 AM
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I've been to every dealer around and calling the ones I can't get to in person and have been unsucessful at finding a deal remotly close to this.

Where or what I mean is "how" did you come across this deal?

I found an Exmark Viking 48" which is a little bigger than I wanted and I though it's a bit high @ $2500.00 with 800hrs. Dealer won't budge on the pricing.




Is the viking a hydro or belt drive?? I was talking about an older belt drive. A hydro worth anything under $1000 will be real hard to find.

You need to look in the private sector...essentially, a dealer is gonna charge you whatever they can get. If you need a warranty, get a new one. If not, look in the local papers /bargain news. You might have to travel a few miles but for the savings it might be worth it.

Also, the closer you are to spring, the more the money. Nobody cares about mowing in January.

Good luck.
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Old 02-27-2006, 09:04 PM
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Well I've decided....

I'm going to pick up the Mini FasTrack 36" this weekend.

Thanks "All"!
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