Average Cost of an Exmark TTHP

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JeffK, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. JeffK

    JeffK LawnSite Member
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    I'm looking to purchase a new/demo Exmark TTHP, 17 HP w/ECS controls. I prefer the 48" deck (would consider the 52") and was curious about the cost.

    I'll be looking at diversifying into cutting next spring (currently aerate and dethatch) and was wondering about the best time to buy. My local dealer sells his demo's toward the end of fall at about $1000 off retail (demos normally haev less than 100 hours). I would like to purchase for around $4000, I will be adding a trac-vac and JRCO rake at the same time. Does my price seem too low?

    I haven't posted alot but have found the Site to be a great asset, thanks for any advice.

    Jeff
     
  2. Go for it.

    Get the Turf Tracer 52" (not hp) 23hp Kohler.

    Time is money and you won't regret it.

    You get with this over the hp;

    Electric blade clutch (no adjustments, PTO belt lasts 5Xs longer)

    Hour meter (schedule oil changes and maintenance)

    Wider, bigger tires (Less rutting, hill holding capacity)

    Wider stance. (hill holding capacity)

    Electric start. (Great when cold and/or tired)

    Deeper deck (better cut, better dispersing of clippings)

    Bearings on the caster yokes (grease once a year)

    Nelson cyclonic air filter (change it once a season, not clean it every night)


    All this for about $1000 more, and each one of them is worth it's weight in gold.
     
  3. ULTIMATE LAWN

    ULTIMATE LAWN Banned
    from AL
    Posts: 656

    The hp's have a smaller footprint & and unlike the Viking's, an easy belt adjustment system for the manual clutch. The 52" is, however, currently underpowered.

    You can get an electric start on the tthp.
     
  4. We had this discussion before.

    a 52" TThp is still going to have a 52" deck no matter what.

    The length was .3 inches shorter than the regular TT.

    You go out and buy cause it has a smaller foot print, and I will go out and buy the non hp that has more horse power and all those other fetures that make the profit machine more profitable.
     
  5. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,131

    I paid $4900 in spring 2002 equipped the same but with the electric start. I like the 48 because I can put it in the pick-up bed easily if necessary.
     
  6. a Buddy bought a 52" Turf Tracer ECS 23hp Kohler and Velke II

    It was right at $6k after tax and the velke.
     
  7. DeepSouth Lawn Care

    DeepSouth Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    I myself am looking at buying a new exmark. I looked at a 60 inch but the price of 9000 kinda turned me toward the 48 inch for 6000. Are these fair prices or would it be worth my while to travel out of state for a cheaper one???
     
  8. Travel dude, the 60" here is $100 more than the 52" WB.

    At $9000 I think you are referring to a ZTR rider?
     
  9. DeepSouth Lawn Care

    DeepSouth Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    yes im talking about the heavy duty commercial riders.
     
  10. 60" Lazer EFI 28hp $9009
     

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