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61" ZTR -- good deal?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by p0965c, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. p0965c

    p0965c LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    Do you think this is a good deal for $3500?

    Bobcat ZT-200
    61" Deck
    22 Horse Kohler
    582 Hours
    Zero Turning Radius

    Location: Phoenix, Arizona

    What's your gut feeling:

    (a) :)
    (b) :(
    (c) ;)

    I lean towards (a).......Peace out.
  2. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 603

    how many hours? Is it used or new?

    sounds like a good deal
  3. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    20hp Kohler with a 61 in. deck may not be the hot setup. I wouldnt buy it before i could try it on a growing lawn.
  4. p0965c

    p0965c LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    The unit is used and has 582 Hours...
  5. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 603

    oh, I'm so stupid, sorry i didnt read

    Why is the seller selling? Something could be wrong. I have a 61 in but I have more HP. I'm not a big fan of bobcat. I think my biggest quesion is why is he selling?
  6. p0965c

    p0965c LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    The seller is a dealer that also rents these bobcats out (various sizes). It's only been used as a rental. By the way, it's a 22 horse, perhaps under powered?
  7. robertyb

    robertyb LawnSite Member
    from ga
    Posts: 105

    From the prices I have ben seeing doing demos past two weeks it is a very good price. Just make sure the mower is still in good overall shape, the hours are low so there should not be any problems. It might be a tad underpowered depending on what you are planning to cut with it. I wish it was offered to me, I would buy it.
  8. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 603

    I think it is under powered, but if that is in your budget, go ahead. If you can spend another $2,000 you may could get a newer mower with more power.

    What kinda equipment are u running now?
  9. swim

    swim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 357

    I think its a little under powered, but if you cut every 7 days and it is fairly level you may be ok. The spring may be a little slow with fast growth. If its the best you can get its ok but if you can afford a little more $ or have the time I would hold out for a little more hp. At least 25 or maybe 27 would be good. The hours aren't bad for the price. Just don't expect miracles in taller or wet grass.
  10. robertyb

    robertyb LawnSite Member
    from ga
    Posts: 105

    My guess is this is a residential member and he is looking for a mower to cut his 3 to 5 acre lawn. That is why I think this mower will be a great deal for him if it is in good condition. a friend of mine has been using a Bobcat 61" for several years on his own property and he loves it. If it indeed for commercial usage it will probably not be the best choice for the applications he will run into.

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