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Old 10-11-2012, 01:18 AM
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Well.... I ended up getting the Kawasaki. From talking to you guys I would have rather had the vanguard, but somehow talking to the dealer I must have misunderstood what he had available at that price. The vanguard powered mowers he had in stock were from his inventory, not the one he bought out from the bankrupt dealer, so the price on them was WAY higher than I could get the Kawasaki for. $6800 out the door with 0% financing for 54 months is still a great deal and really fit what I felt I could justify spending on the mowing side of my business as of now.

I was a bit disappointed not getting the 32hp...until I went and cut about 2 acres with it. Man, this is a way better machine than I ever thought could be had new for the price I paid. It's built like a tank and has plenty of power. It handles well and the cut quality is as good as any. I'm happy as can be. I'll really get to let it eat in a couple of days on 10 or so flat acres of centipede and I'm not going to dred that yard this week. Thanks for all the help folks
Wow, 0% for 54?! Great deal. Best I heard was 50, which is crazy too. I tell ya, with the financing you can get these days, why pay cash?
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:46 AM
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No kidding. I really didn't know I could have a mower this nice without coughing up a least a little cash. The economy is crazy. Hardly anybody can get money to buy a home but hey if you want a $10,000 lawn mower, just sign right here lol
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:53 AM
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No kidding. I really didn't know I could have a mower this nice without coughing up a least a little cash. The economy is crazy. Hardly anybody can get money to buy a home but hey if you want a $10,000 lawn mower, just sign right here lol
Well, the 0% stuff requires excellent credit. Subpar credit means no 0%. But yes, if you have great credit, there is great financing out there.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:13 AM
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I'm not so sure it even takes great credit. I can't personally see any reason to pay cash. The mower is going to take a number of years to pay for itself, why would I want to take the money out of the bank to pay for it all at once? I mean, that's the manufacturer subsidizing the purchase. It's like a rebate that you are leaving on the table by paying cash.

In 1993 I had 50% to put down on a new mower and was turned down. I think the rate was somewhere in the neighborhood of 15%. My, how things have changed.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:40 AM
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I'm not so sure it even takes great credit. I can't personally see any reason to pay cash. The mower is going to take a number of years to pay for itself, why would I want to take the money out of the bank to pay for it all at once? I mean, that's the manufacturer subsidizing the purchase. It's like a rebate that you are leaving on the table by paying cash.

In 1993 I had 50% to put down on a new mower and was turned down. I think the rate was somewhere in the neighborhood of 15%. My, how things have changed.
I believe you need over a 700, but I'm not saying that's 100% fact. I agree, why dump cash when you can get financing for 4 years. Puts you on a new machine with small monthly payments.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:30 PM
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Vanguard would be my choice. No question.
dang straight they last forever and have gobs of torque and power
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:57 PM
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Nice mower man. My buddy just picked up the same one with a 54" or 52" deck.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:11 AM
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Nice. Now it times to takes some pictures of how it cut
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Very nice!! Congrats.
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