2005 Walker or 2009 Exmark Quest?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mjben08, Jul 27, 2010.

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  1. Mjben08

    Mjben08 LawnSite Member
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    I have 2009 Exmark Quest 42'' with a B & S 20hp with about 50-75hrs. And today between yards i saw a walker for sale on someone else's trailer, so i stopped and asked how much? It's a 2005 walker GHS 42''(don't know engine size, but i think at least a 20hp). It has a new engine and blower system with a one warranty from the local walker dealer. He want $4000.00 cash. Whats do ya'll think??? Worth it??? I would have the sell the exmark to get it, but i already have a buyer.

    Also Well this be ok as my main mower for all my yards bout 10 aweek and growing.
     
  2. BINKY1902

    BINKY1902 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah going from a homeowner mower to a commercial would be a pretty good idea if you plan on being in the biz for a while.
     
  3. delmcleod

    delmcleod LawnSite Member
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    those machines are great, it wouldnt be too bad a upgrade for you. Just be very conscious of this... the engine and blower were replaced for a reason. You absolutely have to clean it out daily! junk collecting in and around the engine will cause it to overheat and dirt and wet grass build-up chew through the blower housing if not constantly cleaned. We run a diesel walker and im having to replace the blower again this year after replacing the entire thing last summer. ~$ 380 or so for the whole blower on the bigger walkers.. for the amount of lawns though, if you keep it clean it should last you quite awhile.
     
  4. BINKY1902

    BINKY1902 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. Mjben08

    Mjben08 LawnSite Member
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    To be honest i got tired of walking and both of these ztr's cut the quick time in half.
     
  6. BINKY1902

    BINKY1902 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Just messing with ya, I'm rained out today so I'm bored.
     
  7. Mjben08

    Mjben08 LawnSite Member
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    Me too! Where are located?
     
  8. yardatwork

    yardatwork LawnSite Senior Member
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    Walkers are toooooooo slow in my opinion and not worth the money.
     

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