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Exmark Metro need advice please

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by toddtt, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. toddtt

    toddtt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    I went to a real reputable dealer here yesterday and did a demo on a 36" Metro belt drive with 15hp Kohler fixed deck. He will sell it for $2,450.00, another $160.00 for the mulch package. I only do 15 lawns aweek and going to get a few more. Is this a decent price or should I be looking at another brand? Any input on the exmark?
  2. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,372

    I bought an exmark metro HP With the floating deck and Ecs. I payed 3800 for mine.. its a great mower.. Cuts great and real powerfull. - Peter
  3. Carolina Cutter

    Carolina Cutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 987

    If its brand new that is a good price. You might be able to get it lower if you really haggle with him.
  4. hartmas

    hartmas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    I paid 2200 for my 36 metro 12.5 hp Kawasaki.
  5. toddtt

    toddtt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    The dealer said it was their open house special until March 19th. It is brand new with the ecs system, but not a floating deck. I tried haggling with him and I could only get him to take about $50.00 off for paying cash, so he didn't have to pay the 2% to the credit card company. I can't afford anymore than this amount and I just needed advise while I am trying to grow my company. I just have 3 22 inch mowers now. Toro and a craftsman, and I want something that will grow and last with me. Thanks for the quick responses. Great site.
  6. Scottish LScape

    Scottish LScape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    It's a great mower, not a bad price. Does it have ecs handles? See if you can get a set a blades for free. Good luck!
  7. toddtt

    toddtt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    Yes it has ecs handles, but he does also have another exmark metro, 3 years old with pistol grip handles, he took it in on a trade of a new exmark, he wants $1400.00 cash for it.
  8. Carolina Cutter

    Carolina Cutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 987

    Well there is nothing wrong with the pistol grips BUT I assure you that if you get the ECS you will love it. I demoed both before I bought and the ECS is such a drastic improvment.

    I have this same mower and it is a tough machine. I think that after one season of use I can comfortably say that it will be around for awhile.
  9. MJhnson Lawn

    MJhnson Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    I just bought a 2001 36" Scag Belt Drive, Kawasaki 13 Hp for
    1500$ it runs good, and its in good overall condition. The Scag 36"
    seems like a real durable mower. I cut some rough terrain today
    with it and it ate it up!!! Go SCAG!!! Sometimes you can get lucky
    buying used equipment.

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