Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 05-09-2012, 02:24 PM
87SS 87SS is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 29
Thanks. I expect the wife will take a swing at me when she finds out the cost, but that will be after it is already delivered.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-11-2012, 02:36 PM
87SS 87SS is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 29
Dealer wants $5600 + tax for the 48, $5800 for the 54" and those prices are basically bottom line. The extra $200 seems well worth it, but thought there would be a little more wiggle room on the price.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-11-2012, 11:22 PM
OakNut's Avatar
OakNut OakNut is online now
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 2,270
Heh. This is more or less being thrown in as an argument for spending more to get a better product.

Here's my Husqvarna homeowner model (RZ5424) on the day it was returned, along with the Ferris commercial walk behind that replaced it.



I got the Husky at a Sears Outlet brand new marked down to $1,990.
Nothing but problems from the time it was delivered. I got it in the winter and only got to run it outside a few times (when it would run) - never cut a blade of grass. I got disgusted and returned it, then spent $4,750 on the Ferris.
It was a wise decision.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-12-2012, 08:14 AM
87SS 87SS is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 29
Thanks. I realize you have to pay to play, was just hoping their may be a little wiggle room of a few hundred dollars in there on the price. It was like this is the price, take it or leave it. In the overall picture a few hundred dollars doesn't kill the purchase, but it would buy a lot of gas for the season.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-16-2012, 09:52 PM
87SS 87SS is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 29
I pulled the trigger today on the Hustler 54". Got it for the price of the 48. Should be here by the end of the week, can't wait.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-17-2012, 07:35 AM
osueric27 osueric27 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 25
Congrats! You will love it. Just installed the flex forks on mine this week and looking to add the stripe kit in the future.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-17-2012, 07:57 AM
87SS 87SS is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 29
Thanks. I was going to go for the forks and mulch kit, but figured I would make a few cuts first and see how she rides. I generally always mulch with the lawn tractor because when I discharge it clumps pretty bad if the grass is a long. I am leaving the back a little longer than normal so I can put it to the test immediately

I have to do a little more research, not sure how the factory blades are. I figure I will try them first, the gators work nicely on my LT when I am only cutting a small amount off and discharging.

Last edited by 87SS; 05-17-2012 at 08:02 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-17-2012, 08:05 AM
gcbailey's Avatar
gcbailey gcbailey is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: southern WV
Posts: 1,704
Quote:
Originally Posted by 87SS View Post
Thanks. I realize you have to pay to play, was just hoping their may be a little wiggle room of a few hundred dollars in there on the price. It was like this is the price, take it or leave it. In the overall picture a few hundred dollars doesn't kill the purchase, but it would buy a lot of gas for the season.
the first couple mowers I went through my dealer never wiggled, but after a while and basically buying everything with a motor related to outdoor power equipment he cuts me some breaks now.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:30 PM.

Page generated in 0.06944 seconds with 7 queries