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Old 10-27-2012, 08:04 PM
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Lightly used bobcat $1900 or New exmark Metro $3700

Hey guys
im going to buy a real mower
on craigslist there is a guy claiming he just bought the bobcat 36" belt drive mower for his sons to cut lawns with and they werent liking it so hes selling it. its about 3-5 months old. he said lowest price is $1900. it comes with velke

i have no idea if there is anything wrong with this mower. i dont know what has happened to it. i dont know why they are selling it.

my other option is to buy a new exmark metro 36" for $3200, with velke for $300+ tax = 3649.16 (id get a bag or catcher also).

I just dont know alot about mowers, how to tell if something is damaged or broken. obviously i will look at it thouroughly and test it out, look at the dipstick to see if its brown. but i have only used a commercial walk behind once..

What would you all advise me to do?
Thanks alot
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:15 PM
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Id likley buy the bobcat, if you have a friend that knows about equiptment take him with you to check it out.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:59 PM
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hmmm not a bad idea, dont think i have any friends that know about equipment tho
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:26 PM
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Since its the off season it may pay to keep looking.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:36 PM
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what do you mean larry? that is a great deal, i am just not sure what to look for in case there is something wrong? i dont think ill find a better deal than that..
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:40 PM
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Heres a good deal right here on LS

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=387331
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:55 PM
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that looks nice, but im guessing its floating deck, hydro. which i cant afford. im sure its awesome, but a little out of my price range
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:00 PM
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I have a 36 bop single hydro I might sell pm me if your interested.

Make a offer on that Ferris you might be able to get it
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:02 PM
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I dont really know BOP too well,
ferris is $4,000+ and shipping
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:04 PM
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4000 is close to 3600 and a way better mower
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