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Old 07-27-2010, 09:30 PM
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2005 Walker or 2009 Exmark Quest?

I have 2009 Exmark Quest 42'' with a B & S 20hp with about 50-75hrs. And today between yards i saw a walker for sale on someone else's trailer, so i stopped and asked how much? It's a 2005 walker GHS 42''(don't know engine size, but i think at least a 20hp). It has a new engine and blower system with a one warranty from the local walker dealer. He want $4000.00 cash. Whats do ya'll think??? Worth it??? I would have the sell the exmark to get it, but i already have a buyer.

Also Well this be ok as my main mower for all my yards bout 10 aweek and growing.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:52 PM
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Yeah going from a homeowner mower to a commercial would be a pretty good idea if you plan on being in the biz for a while.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:31 AM
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those machines are great, it wouldnt be too bad a upgrade for you. Just be very conscious of this... the engine and blower were replaced for a reason. You absolutely have to clean it out daily! junk collecting in and around the engine will cause it to overheat and dirt and wet grass build-up chew through the blower housing if not constantly cleaned. We run a diesel walker and im having to replace the blower again this year after replacing the entire thing last summer. ~$ 380 or so for the whole blower on the bigger walkers.. for the amount of lawns though, if you keep it clean it should last you quite awhile.
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:19 PM
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[QUOTE=Mjben08;3658267]I have 2009 Exmark Quest 42'' with a B & S 20hp with about 50-75hrs. And today between yards i saw a walker for sale on someone else's trailer, so i stopped and asked how much? It's a 2005 walker GHS 42''(don't know engine size, but i think at least a 20hp). It has a new engine and blower system with a one warranty from the local walker dealer. He want $4000.00 cash. Whats do ya'll think??? Worth it??? I would have the sell the exmark to get it, but i already have a buyer.

Also Well this be ok as my main mower for all my yards bout 10 aweek and growing.[/QUOTE

I think you should have kept the Quick 36.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:38 PM
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To be honest i got tired of walking and both of these ztr's cut the quick time in half.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:40 PM
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Just messing with ya, I'm rained out today so I'm bored.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:50 PM
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Me too! Where are located?
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:59 PM
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Walkers are toooooooo slow in my opinion and not worth the money.
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