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Old 01-06-2004, 04:33 PM
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Stupid Question I know but.......

I have found a 2003 36" Turf Tracer HP for $3800, demo unit with less than 50 hours on the engine. My question is would it be worth spending the extra $2000 for the 48" Turf tracer? Lets say there are no gates to contend with on my accounts, would that difference in price be worth the lesser productivity? Or should I spend the extra cash to get the 48"?

Personally I am leaning toward the 36" because it is such a deal but I had to ask yall for your opinion.


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Old 01-06-2004, 04:52 PM
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go with the 52". it will become my next mower.
$5800 for a 48" TTHP demo unit? That price is quite high. Here in VT it is $5000 for a brand-new 52" TTHP
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Old 01-06-2004, 04:55 PM
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No sorry the 48" is brand new, I have called everywhere in Alabama and the cheapest I can find is 5400 for the 48".

I meant is the cost difference between the two worth the loss of productivity?
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Old 01-06-2004, 05:23 PM
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oh come on people just a little help from the pros is all I am asking
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Old 01-06-2004, 05:25 PM
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Don't know about the 36" but I have a 48" TT and it's a sweet machine. Very productive. I am also versatile with mulch kit and catcher. If I had it to do over...I would have bought 3 48" tt instead of the 1 48" and 1 60" Lazer.

IMO..If you don't have a true need for the smaller deck, I would upsize to the 48". You should make up the extra 2K in time alone.
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Old 01-06-2004, 05:44 PM
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Yes, so-n-so is right, and in my area, all of the lawns are way too large for a 36" and I have no customers with gates, either. A 36" would requie alot more usage time and alot more walking, too.
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Old 01-06-2004, 07:37 PM
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Sounds like a decent deal on the 36"....thats what I gave for mine with around 20 hours. I agree about the 48" TTHP being high priced. A 48" Lazer sells for $6300. As far as production goes....I would go with the 52" TTHP....providing you had no gates to contend with.
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Old 01-06-2004, 08:10 PM
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No gate problems? Go with the 48". Having the extra width extending past the wheels makes trimming easier too.
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Old 01-06-2004, 09:37 PM
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48" if no gates...only problem is the 17hp Kaw. can make the unit underpowered at times.

Trim ability on the 48" is also a huge benefit.
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Old 01-06-2004, 10:20 PM
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if youve got the cash-move up to the bigger machine. you will be more productive in the long run. look at it this way as well-you will eventually have to buy a bigger machine-and if their is no specific reason why you need a 36" now-just get the 48" and skip the double purchase.
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