$4,900 good price for a Cub Tank M48

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ProStreetCamaro, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Is $4,900 out the door a good price on a Cub Tank M48? It is a demo unit with 24 hours on the clock and looks like brand new. I drove it around the other day and I really like the feel of the mower. The track on it is also wider than our 48" Lazer HP and it felt like it turned much better which would help stop from tearing lawns where you turn. I looked it over top to bottom and I am extreamly impressed with the unit. They made it so easy to maintain. Everything is right there in the wide open and easy to access. I also love love love love love love the fact that you can grease the spindles. The sealed units are a money making gimmick IMO because no matter how good the grease is it deteriorates from getting hot then cold then hot then cold over time. This leads to an inevitable failure when all the spindle needed in the first place was some nice fresh grease. We have had many sealed units go bad and none of the greaseable units have ever needed to be replaced. :rolleyes:



    So anyway it seems like a great deal to me. How about everybody else?
     
  2. echovalley

    echovalley LawnSite Member
    from CT
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    Just bought a brand new Encore 60 ZTR with the 25hp kawi $5300
     
  3. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    Is that a 2005, does'nt sound like too bad of price. I was pricing out a leftover M-60 with kohlor, dealer said 7000.00 out the door, but also said he could match that price with a 2006 model. He said the price of the 06's actually came down.
    So if its a 05, get a price on a 06. :)
     
  4. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thats a good buy also.
     
  5. echovalley

    echovalley LawnSite Member
    from CT
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    Yeh I couldn't pass up the package price also got the 36 hydro with the 13hp kawi $2750[new]and the encore bagger $1200[new]I just have to do the install $9250 for all 3
     
  6. Bulldog26

    Bulldog26 LawnSite Member
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    Sounds like a good price to me. What size engine dose that one have. I have the same unit with the 19hp Kaw. If you can bump that to the 23hp. Mine just seams a little under powered. my 2 cents.
     
  7. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I am pretty sure it was the 23 but its possible it was the 19. Our 48" lazer hp has an 18hp kohler and that has plenty of power and it now has over 2,000 hours on it. I would much rather have a Kohler but for this price it may be hard to pass up.
     
  8. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I hope the Encore serves you well. I will be honest here and tell you that our personal friend seels Encores and after looking it over I didnt like the build quality at all. Thats why I am looking else where. I hate to do that to him but I want the best product for my money and I feel the cub and other brands are higher quality.
     
  9. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
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    Thats a pretty good deal on that mower. I say you should get it.
     
  10. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah... good price for the mower, in fact GREAT price IMHO.
    That is cheaper than Lesco sells them and they are usually much cheaper.

    If it has the 23hp on it, it will be one bad machine.
    Take it from someone who knows first hand.....
    You'll be sick with the Lazer HP after you buy this machine.
     

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