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Equipment question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 1MajorTom, Jan 27, 2001.

  1. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    We have an opportunity to purchase last year's model Exmark
    TurfTracer HP 48, 15hp, Kohler Command engine, still in the crate for $3800.00.

    My question is:

    Could the machine's mechanical parts (example, hydro pumps)
    be affected from the time it sat?

    Not being familar with hydros, is the 15 hp Kohler powerful enough for that mower?



    [Edited by 1MajorTom on 01-27-2001 at 05:56 PM]
  2. jaybee

    jaybee LawnSite Member
    Posts: 128

    I have two 48" turf tracers. One 14 and one 15 hp Kawasaki. While you can never have enough power I am happy with both machines in conjunction with the 48" deck. I paid $4000 two years ago for the 14 and $4300 last summer for the 15. Dealer told me that the Kawi lists for $100 more than the Kohler. As for the hydro pumps, I doubt if there is any damage from sitting so long. afterall mowers sit all winter.

    LWNMWRMN Banned
    Posts: 72

    jaybee- Where in ny

    1majortom- there should be no problem with buying a leftover hydro, and that is a good price.
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Nothing should be wrong with the pumps. If it in the crate, then its definatly ok. Plus you have a warrenty. There is no telling how long the pumps sit at the factory. Sounds like a good deal to me.
  5. lawman

    lawman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 199

    I went with the 17hp because the dealer told me that it would put alot less strain on the equipment when a sulky was attached. He was probley right, I love the thing.

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