Exmark 36" for First mower?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by spyderski, May 27, 2008.

  1. spyderski

    spyderski LawnSite Member
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    Ok, so I posted this ?? in another thread but I did not receive any feedback, so I will try my won thread. Im looking to purchase my first mower used just to get my feet wet and I have someone who said he will sell me an Exmark 36" model V36 14KO-H for 1500, but I have not been able to find any info about this model anywhere. Hes asking $1500, thought I could maybe get down to 1200. It's a 5 speed hydro with a 14hp Kohler Command motor. New front caster wheels, blades and recent tune up for the season. Anyone have any feedback or thought on this? Thank you.

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  2. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 2,246

    i love my exmarks. this one looks kind of old, check the year and make sure your dealer can still get parts, cleaned up it would be a nice mower though. i probably wouldnt pay more than $1100 though
     
  3. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
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    That thing is beat. I wouldn't pay more then $500. You can find a 48 inch 2003 15 HP for about 1,000 - 2,500
     
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    I agree, this machine looks well used. Without maintenance records and an accurate hour meter, you are chancing it. The hydros could be just a few hours from meltdown. I would prob pay 500.00 for it and hope it lasts long enough to make enough money for something new. I am always leery of used hydros. In my opinion you would be better off with a used belt drive. Nearly indestructible and parts are alot cheaper and easier to replace.:usflag::usflag::usflag:
     
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  5. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
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    Year must be a 1983-1987
     
  6. spyderski

    spyderski LawnSite Member
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    thanks for all your responses guys, im gonna call him tomorrow and tell him Im not interested.
     
  7. HBLandscaping

    HBLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    I agree with everyone on here, Don't buy it, sp for that price. I bought last year a 2006 48 exmark metro for 1,300 and it had only 2 months of homeowner use (1 1/2 acre lot). 2 years ago I bought from a friend a 36 exmark metro for 1,500 and it had only 5 hours on it. So you can find great deals out there or better yet buy new for just a little more $.

    Good luck
     
  8. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    a member here is selling a 48" w/ dethatcher I think for $2500 THEGOLDPRO....
     
  9. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

  10. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,186

    Wow!!! that guy really thinks he's got something with that eXmark :rolleyes:. ...$1,500..? I would of laughed so hard ..:laugh:
     

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