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Old 04-05-2013, 05:48 PM
mgoldman mgoldman is offline
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worth hagglin over?

I have only ever used walkbehinds. I know of an exmark lazer z w 1900 hrs for sale by mechanic for $2500. What condition should i expect it to b n for that amt? I drove it round the lot. Cranked rite up no smoke, no vibrations that seemed strange, the hydros made a kinda whirring, rubbing? sound. The guy said thats normal, but im kinda skeptical. I know if im skeptical i should prob run, but if i could talk him down? What should i b looking for wear wise? Thanks for ne input.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:52 PM
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What year? Some will say that's too many hours for that price. Can't blame your skepticism. They sure cost a LOT new these days.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:58 PM
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i just don't like buying used anything because i don't know how well it was taken care of. for all you know they may have only changed the oil every 200hrs or something instead of every 100. then again they may have done it every 50hrs. you have no way of knowing. people will lie and say anything in order to sale something. you don't really know what to believe. 2000hrs is alot on any mower so it's on it's last leg anyways. unless the hydros, engine, etc. have been replaced and such i wouldn't even fool with it. by the time you do all of that you could just buy a new mower or one in alot better shape. the hydro sound is normal even on new mowers.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:01 PM
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Dont know the year or engine size, its a 52" deck.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:05 PM
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Folded the seat up to look at hydros, they had no fans or identifying tags i could see. What size should they be. I have no idea if its a lazer e,s, etc.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:33 PM
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Back in the days, not sure how old your is, it was just either an HP, or a Lazer Z. No E,S,X stuff. Hydros will make that sound. If its a 52 its either got a 23 kohler or kawi, or maybe a 24 horse but I doubt it. Grab the serial number and you can get idea on it from any dealer

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Old 04-06-2013, 11:07 AM
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If I was going to try to haggle and they're starting at $1900 I would try coming in with an offer around... $40 dollars.
Let them flip a lid, it's cool.

And if after much bantering we're down to 1850, it's time to walk away.

They're going to have to come down a lot.
That's just my opinion, from what I have been reading.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:36 PM
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If he is your mechanic offer in writing to split the COST of new hydro's if they go out in one year. 1/2 on parts and he pick up the installation cost.

Or I would walk, I have used a older Z mast 60 with a lot of hours before. They are know for growing when cold and not as bad once they warmed up some. But still this is a sign of future hydro problems to come. But it could be 2 or 3 years down the road. If you do get it change all hydro fluids and filters even if they say they have been change recently. Basically the money is not bad but I think you can find something with a few less hours and maybe not such a potential hydro issues.
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