exmark wb and simplicity prices now!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mac43rn, Nov 27, 2001.

  1. mac43rn

    mac43rn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    I went to my dealer today and received price quotes for the two mowers:

    simplicity 38" with honda v-twin 16hp honda engine, bagger and extra dedicated mulching deck. Simplicty has made it very easy to switch out the decks and I want the option to bag (very well) and mulch (very well). I will also be receiving the bagger that runs an extra $400.
    Total price $3700 (this includes two decks and bagger)

    I also received a price quote on a 36" exmark turf tracer hp with the new ecs controls and 15 hp kaw engine.

    $4100 for mower
    proslide $350
    bagger???
    mulching kit $150

    Just looking for a few more opinions. I could probalby get a less expensive wb, but I want the option of free floating deck and hydro, which both the turf tracer and the simplicity have.

    Again, I really want to stripe with a good quality cut. I know the simplicty does it very well. I have not seen any pictures of stripes with the exmark turf tracer. Any more suggestions??

    thanks
     
  2. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Have you considered Scag? My WB with the ProSlide stripes awesome. I have the Advantage deck which is fixed as I see no reason for a floating deck on a walkbehind.
     
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    First off, your talking 2 different ballparks. One is a simplicity and one is an eXmark. Two different extremes.

    With a 36" deck you don't need a floating deck. I asked eXmark the same question, and the response is that because of the spacing of the front caster wheels scalping isn't a problem. Hydro is very nice, but in a 36" its not necessary. If you want to spend the extra $$ for a hydro you will not regret it.

    My 36" exmark metro stripes great. Makes more defined lines than my Lazer. Add a proslide and the stripe would be awesome. If this is for you home only the exmark would be the last mower you would ever buy. Most of us put more hours on a mower in one year than a homeowner will in 6 or 7 years. At an average of 40 hours per year you would put on it will take forever to get to 2000 or more hours. I would not plan on getting that kind of hours from a simplicity.
     
  4. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,915

    The first thing your dealer should have done is ask whether this will be homeowner or commercial use. If he is going to knowingly sell you a simplicity for commercial use, he is merely a money-*****. He should be addressing your usage concerns if he wants repeat business.
    Secondly, if you are unaware of your specific needs ask around a little and use the search feature here. Good luck with your purchase.
     
  5. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 544

    check out great dane they have some good deals going right now.
     

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