Bobcat mower price`

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawnut101, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Tomorro I am going to my dealer to purchase a mower! :cool2: Can't wait. But my question: Is $6200 a good price on a Bobcat ES with a 20 horse Briggs and a 52" cut. I know that Briggs aren't the best and "ES" stands for estate series, but my dealer assures me that these are worth the money. I just wanted to know if this sounds like a good price on a commercial mower. It seems like quite a deal to me. Thanks in advance for the help.

    Brant
     
  2. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
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    if its a briggs vanguard engine then you will be o.k. they are comparable to the kawis and kohlers.
     
  3. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I think it's an Intek V-twin. Is that bad. My dad is an engine guy and he thinks it will be ok. The comparable Kawi is $1500 more. So in the worst case, I will just have to spend that money that I saved in a few years.
     
  4. SoloSulkySurfer

    SoloSulkySurfer LawnSite Member
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    Did you consider purchasing a used mower on craigslist. You can find a ton of deals on true commecial mowers that guys are selling due to losing their businesses.

    Heres a couple I found in your area (bored cant you tell lol). I wouldnt settle for a estate series mower with a briggs for that kind of money. Instead I would find a top of the line commercial that you otherwise wouldnt be able to afford and buy it used with low hours. So many people are selling these things now that times are "tough". Not to mention these prices definetly arent set in stone if you have cash.



    http://madison.craigslist.org/bfs/626961927.html Pro snapper
    http://madison.craigslist.org/grd/624854999.html Nice exmark
    http://madison.craigslist.org/grd/624597169.html Ferris
    http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/grd/626366446.html Ferris
    http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/grd/626069543.html Toro
     
  5. Lurch123

    Lurch123 LawnSite Member
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    I'm not very familiar with Bobcat, but if that one is an estate series take a look at the Yazoo Kees E-Max series. I looked at and ran one today and was impressed with the bang for the buck:

    25 hp Kohler Courage pro
    52" cut
    Kanzaki pump w/ Parker motors
    BorgWarner clutch
    Retail: $5995.00
    3 yr homeowner/ 1 yr commercial warranty

    Seemed like a pretty decent deal to me.
     
  6. SoloSulkySurfer

    SoloSulkySurfer LawnSite Member
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    Well, did you buy it?
     
  7. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    I bought a used Bobcat 218ES last year for $3800 plus $1800 for the collection system. So 6200 is a reasonable price. If I were you I would not buy the Estate Series and just get the normal Pro-Cat series. The ES mowers have very narrow tires only 8.50 wide while the 52'' pro cat has 10.50 wide tires. The wider tires will distribute the weight better and reduce rutting. But other than that the ES is a solid mower and very nice.
     
  8. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
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    my dealer has kaw on all the bobcats
     
  9. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    No I didn't, but I went and test drove it today. I'm probably going to tomorrow. I will take a look at the procat series. I think that this mower looks heavy duty to me. It looked better than the Cub Cadet commercial mowers and about the same as the Wright standers they had there. I'm most likely going to be buying it tomorrow. Thanks for those nice mowers on Craigslist. I'd consider that Snapper, but the deck is too big for me right now. The biggest I could buy is a 52".
     
  10. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks for the help. I think this is a solid enough of a mower for me for at least a few years.
     

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