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Old 03-06-2000, 08:54 AM
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The owner of a golf couse yesterday offered me a 220 w/20 hp gas w/62&quot; deck with 1200 hours for<br>$3500. I have use for this machine at a school district job and have a container on<br>site for storage.<p>Anyone have an opinion why I should NOT buy<br>this machine?
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Old 03-06-2000, 09:22 AM
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Do you know why the golf course wants to get rid of it? <p>Bill
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Old 03-06-2000, 10:07 AM
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Just my opinion. lets say you could buy a new one for 7000$. 1200 hours is probably half the life of the mower and at 3500$ you are paying half the price. No deal there. try to get it for 2500$ then if it is in good shape you would be gettin a deal. Also 20hp gas is not much Hp for pushing a 62&quot; deck.
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Old 03-06-2000, 10:12 AM
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A new one is $11,000.00<p>It's a very good buy lawrence.<p>I don't know if I'd want one of those or a new Z for 6,000, but that's up to you.
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Old 03-06-2000, 10:34 AM
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<br>That sounds like a decent deal Mr. Stone<p>Especially since you have an immediate need for the unit and will have very limited transportation expenses related to it. <p>That'll make two 62's in your fleet.....awesome baby...<p>One thing to be careful about - test out the machine for at least 20 minutes(specifically the hydraulics). Any deficiencies in the hydraulics should show up within this time frame.<p>Good luck..<p>Ed
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Old 03-06-2000, 10:35 AM
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Oops I was just guessing on the price. Well then if it is liquid cool the engine will last much longer. Then it is a good deal. If not then the engine may last only 3000 hours. From experience I had one last 2600 hrs. $11000 sounds like alot of money for a 20 hp to begin with it must have central air and radio. I go with Lazer buy a new lazor with a warrenty
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Old 03-06-2000, 12:30 PM
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The owner of the golf course has this gas job<br>left (20 hp Onan) and wants to buy a new oil bruner to add to the two other 72&quot; mow units 4WD models. <p>He is a motorcycle and dragster (car) drag racer and he always keeps his stuff clean and<br>in good working order.<p>He will hold the unit until July so I can pay<br>for the unit in cash.<p>It seams to be a perfect mower for the school<br>district job. I am just doing the athletic fields this season but there is another 35 acres of just plain turf I want to include in next years contract<br>at this location. Since all the districts schools and fields are at this one a location<br>a big groundsmaster at that price has to be<br>a winning combo.
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Old 03-06-2000, 12:52 PM
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In my area, the distributor who handles Onan is not the most reliable, and you may have to wait longer for parts than if it were a different manufacturer but if that isnt a concern for you, IMO it sounds like a decent deal.<p>Bill
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Old 03-06-2000, 05:23 PM
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I think it would be a good deal.We bought a new 52 inch groundsmaster and it was 6,400.That 20 horse also has plenty of power
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Old 03-06-2000, 05:42 PM
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The 62&quot; is 4600$ more than the 52&quot;. Sounds like a big jump to me. 10&quot; is alot more deck to add to a 20 hp gas. You can buy a 3 cylinder Kubota deisel belly more for 10,500$ new. What makes the Groundmaster 62&quot; run 11000$? Just curious they don't sell them around here that I know of.
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