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Old 07-10-2014, 09:49 PM
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Do You Trade in your Mowers ?

I'm a long time reader. Seldom post.

I'm wondering where all the used ZTR's go. Everyone talks about buying new machines, but no one says what they did with the old ones. Are your dealers taking them in on trade ( I don't see many used machines at dealers ) ?

Are you selling them privately ?

Are there ZTR scrap yards somewhere that old mowers make it into ?

Thanks for any feedback.
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:55 PM
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Some local dealers take trade ins but most don't. Craig's list is another option. Woulld guess some companies part out their older units and discard the rest.
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:03 PM
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forget trading with a small dealer. we have some lawn auction up here. the dang mowers bring nearly new price. I paid 6500 I believe for 2 vantages brand new. at auction similar units with 500 or so hours on brought 5k. ugly shape. so I think that's what I am gonna do when mine are wore out
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Old 07-11-2014, 06:41 AM
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I'll be trading in at 500 hours to 12-24 months whatever comes first from now on.

Already near 100 hours a little over a month lol
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Old 07-11-2014, 06:45 AM
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A lot of guys sell their mowers at 1500 hours or so. They claim to get a better resale. Also, at higher hours, the major repairs start to add up.
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:00 AM
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Deere has unlimited hour warranty so 500 hours or 12 months is my pplan leaving 2 years of good warranty on the machine. Getting new bigger trailer on off season time anyways be getting a 54".

I got my old Gravely for fence areas if needed we are debating on selling it just had new governor seal, oil pan seal replaced runs like a champ still got to readjust rpms though.
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:05 AM
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Deere has unlimited hour warranty so 500 hours or 12 months is my pplan leaving 2 years of good warranty on the machine. Getting new bigger trailer on off season time anyways be getting a 54".

I got my old Gravely for fence areas if needed we are debating on selling it just had new governor seal, oil pan seal replaced runs like a champ still got to readjust rpms though.
Does Deere warranty the engines for second owner's? Exmark does not. Have read Scag offers no warranty beyond the original purchaser.
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:14 AM
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I will check on it should be headed down there tomorrow to much work today, I don't see why the warranty in full would not carry over Kawi and Deere have 3yr on them.

Only thing not covered is belts and blades

On another note you can also lease from them very nice option.
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:17 AM
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No warranty doesn't transfer over. The only way it can if it's a "demo"
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:47 AM
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I'll still check to be sure Sat. industries change all the time so does their methods, just to be sure.
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