2004 or 2005?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nate1422, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. nate1422

    nate1422 LawnSite Member
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    I have a 2004 ExMark Metro 48", pistol grips with 15 hp kawasaki. I have the opportunity to even up trade for a used 2005 Metro 48" with 2 wheel velke attachment and ECS grips with the 15 hp Kohler. Is it a wash with the engines or is there one better than the other, any drawbacks? Personally I like the ECS grips and was in the market for a stand-on so this solves that problem.
     
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why aren't red flags popping up all over? HeLLO!!!! Why is this guy willing to trade his 1 year newer, ECS equipped AND a two wheeled velky for a one year older, pistol gripped machine withOUT a velky?
    Can you say rigged up engine ready to go??? there is SOMEthing wrong with this equation.
     
  3. nate1422

    nate1422 LawnSite Member
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    I bought the 2004 2 months ago, very low hours, from the same dealer that now has this newer piece. A guy bought a 60" lazer and the 48" metro but then never really used the metro so he is selling it on consignment at this dealer, they are a reputable dealer in the area. Currently there is the exmark sulky on it, they will put that on my machine to sell and I would get a 2 wheeled Velke, even up trade. If I kept the sulky, I would owe some extra $$

    With that info, still sound like a bad idea to trade or would I be okay? I am going to look at this today and run it, maybe the rain will hold off.
     
  4. Maitland Man

    Maitland Man LawnSite Member
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    if you like the controls.....get it. The other guy probably didn't like the controls. Although the pistol grip puts my hands through their limits....it's all I use.........no t-bar, handlebar, or ecs garbage here.....old school all the way!
     
  5. nate1422

    nate1422 LawnSite Member
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    First day I used the pistols, I ripped up my hands, blisters everywhere. I never used a walk-behind so I had a death grip on the thing. Since then I tamed down my grip. It was the operator presence levers that did me in.
     
  6. Cigarcop

    Cigarcop LawnSite Member
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    I have machines with both grips, and personally the pistol grips are rough on the hands but I like them better than ECS.

    Nate, I'm around the corner from you and working home today if you'd like to run the machine. PM (personal message for #) me if so then you'll know for yourself without feeling the pressure of the dealer.
     
  7. nate1422

    nate1422 LawnSite Member
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    So you probably know the dealer I speak of, actually you probably buy there if you have Exmark. And working at home today, why aren't you mowing....oh that's right, 6" of water and still counting!!!!!! It's nuts.

    I am going to go and see the machine and see how it runs. I stopped by Sat. and saw it but I was not about to inspect the machine. I will check it out today. Do you have the Kohler engines on your equipment. I like the kawasaki, it runs super smooth and I really like my machine a lot. This other unit will have to win me over for sure, so if I have any doubts, it will be a no go.
     
  8. Cigarcop

    Cigarcop LawnSite Member
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    My machines all have Kawasakis.
     
  9. nate1422

    nate1422 LawnSite Member
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    You could have at least lied to me and said you have a kohler and kawasaki and they are both good. I want to see how this things runs tonight, we'll go from there. What equipment are you running??
     
  10. Cigarcop

    Cigarcop LawnSite Member
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    Exmarks, you are more than welcome to come run them around the yard all are hydraulic driven.
     

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