Anyone buy an Exmark Next Lazer Z yet?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kppurn, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. kppurn

    kppurn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I gave my dealer the go ahead to order an '09 Lazer with the 34 HP Kawasaki for me on Saturday. I was told that it should be in by this Wednesday 3/25. Now I get a call today letting me know that it will not be in until mid to late April. Why so friggin long?
    I was really hoping to get rid of my current Lazer very soon, but now it looks like I'm going to need it, if in fact it will take as long as they are saying.

    The salesman was already gone when I called back, so I will find out what the deal is tomorrow.

    Anyone else order one yet? Was it available?
     
  2. mowerknower

    mowerknower LawnSite Senior Member
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    We have one on order too and its not due in until mid april either. My guess is that it the 3460s are not even being made yet. You could ask your sales guy if he can check if his distributer has any other models in stock.
     
  3. zman2307

    zman2307 LawnSite Senior Member
    from OR
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    stuff released in the spring never is out until late. you'll be lucky if you get it mid-April.
     
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    We just went to the dealer Saturday and their (large) showroom was full of them. I said let someone else be the guinea pigs for a year or two to see how this thing turns out and to let them get the bugs out. (remember how the "Triton" deck was going to be the next best thing since sliced bread?). I'm just not a big an of a FEW things on them...the one piece pump and motor combos, for one. We ended up trailering home a new '08 Lazer with 60" Ultra-Cut deck and 25 Kohler that had a showroom promotional price of 7995. They said they couldn't match another dealer's price of 100 dollars less, so the threw in an extra set of blades, two full tanks of gas, and didn't charge anything to install the new UltraVac system (which was around 2800).
    Oh,...on a sidenote, this was not my machine. It is another lco I've been helping get a start. He's a good guy, and is doing well. I've watced him go from mowing with a small tractor, to a small Cub Cadet Z, to a Cub Tank he bought two years ago, to this. He traded the Tank in on this, and got 2500 for it. :)
     
  5. lazer 46

    lazer 46 LawnSite Senior Member
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    my dealer has a few on order for stock. They have been delayed. Reason not given.
     
  6. johnslandscaping

    johnslandscaping LawnSite Member
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    Runner, I did the exact same 8K is a great deal on a proven machine. also it's ready to make cash now.
     
  7. leaflawnandlimb

    leaflawnandlimb LawnSite Member
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    They had to make a few minor changes on the 34hp so it is still going on it's 1500 hr testing. Evey model they sell has to have 1500 hours of in house testing before it will be released.
     
  8. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The dealer here (large one) is struggling. The massive price increase is turning his customers away. The Bobcat dealer down the road is having trouble keeping machines in stock.. The Walker dealer hasn't sold the first machine this season, The Grasshopper dealer dropped them... another dealer down the road (Hustler) took it on (seems they just moved the inventory to his store) and hasn't sold but 2. The Ferris dealer only has 2 machines on the floor (said they're upset with him because he wouldn't place a large spring order and threatened to remove him as a dealer to which he replied "okay")

    The Hustler/now Grasshopper too guy also runs a lawn service out of the back of the shop.... he's been struggling ever since the LCO community discovered it... so I have no idea why he took on Grasshopper as guys are driving 50 miles away to buy Hustlers...
     
  9. GracesLandscaping

    GracesLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    my dealer has 8 of the "next Lazers" or whatever in stock right now i just left there he had 10 the other day but sold two. they are all 60 inch with kawi's... i was gonna demo one but he said he wont make one a demo til he sells last years demo... if anyone is near south/western KY and looking for one its a pretty nice mower.. 50 hrs, 08 60" 31 vanguard,triton deck, runflat front tires, suspension seat and all that with the same warrenty... also the majority of the hours one it (probably 45 of the 50 something) were from him mowing his lawn and his fathers... but anyways he wants 9200 for it so that doesn't seem bad to me since its like 10500 new. anyways sorry get this off topic just thought id throw that out there! lol but hopefully itll sell soon cuz i wanna demo that new lazer!!!!
     
  10. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    It sounds like he doesn't really want to sell one. You should call your ExMark rep and see if he will run one out to you. I've had a few guys offer to do that for me if my dealers don't have what I want.
     

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