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Exmark is this too good of a deal to pass up

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mwh350, May 14, 2010.

  1. mwh350

    mwh350 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 129

    I know the guy that is selling this exmark lazer Z Hp for $3600 dollars. I really don't have the lawns to put it to work right away, and wiill need to let it sit for a while. My primary mower is a full blown lazer and has a little over 3000 hours on it. Only about 600 hours on the motor, and new spindles. However I feel that as a backup mower/replacement for my larger machine. I would be dumb to pass this deal up. Am I working on emotion here or is the machine really that good of a deal?

    http://montana.craigslist.org/grd/1739714615.html

    I bought a sweet trailer from the guy earlier this year. I know that he takes excellent care of his equipment and this one is for sure a great deal.
     
  2. MrRob

    MrRob LawnSite Member
    Posts: 176

    not that great of a deal. you can find ztrs with 2K+ hrs all day long for that much money.
     
  3. mwh350

    mwh350 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 129

    The mower I currently run has 3000 hours. The one that is in the add has 9 hours. It has been run 3 times on his private property.
     
  4. mhaley927

    mhaley927 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 129

    First of all have you called him? I've seen countless attempts at scams on craiglist ztrs. If he doesnt tell you hes out of town, will ship it, pay online, etc, and he'll meet you, let you run it, and take cash, I'd take it (too good to pass up).

    Also, it is REALLY easy to steal mowers. No one ever registers their mowers (well pretty rarely some people do), so their virtually untraceable. Just something for you to consider.
     
  5. mwh350

    mwh350 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 129

    I have called and spoke to him. I know the guy personally. I bought a trailer from him earlier this year. He is uber rich just wants the mower gone. He had back surgery, and thought that his tthp would be too hard to use so he bought this, found the opposite to be true so he let the mower sit in his garage for a few years and now wants to sell it. It is no scam. I am just wondering if the price is so good that even though I can't put it to work immediately I should still buy it.
     
  6. bobo316

    bobo316 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 130

    thats sounds like a real deal,i bought a hp last yr for 7k
     
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    The hours certainly are low. But...

    It's still a 3 year old mower.

    The mower probably didn't cost much more than the asking price.

    I'd offer somewhere around $4500 for it. If it breaks down during the break in period (when a whole lot of mowers do) you will be stuck fixing it out of your pocket.
     
  8. bigfish5

    bigfish5 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

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  9. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,660

    Well I am sure he would take the 4500 since he is asking 3600. It has been a long rainy week here!
     
  10. bigfish5

    bigfish5 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    The mower didn't cost much more than 3800 when new? I need to move to your state. That mower with those hours around Florida would probably sale for over 5 k.
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