good deal on walker?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rosolar, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. rosolar

    rosolar LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 172

    how do you guys think this sounds?

    2003 walker mt ghs. 48" deck, 9.5 bushel, kolher 20 hp, 110 hrs., priv. owner. $5800/BRO.

    Looking to buy one before fall clean ups, how does the price sound. What do these models go for new? is the 20 hp enough power?
     
  2. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 698

    that price sounds awesome but it homeowners tend not to change oil and stuff like that as frequently. But those can go for 9 grand new so you would save a lot.
     
  3. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    i think the walker will be obsolete very soon. i laugh when i see the guys with them, and thier trucks loaded to the top with grass clippings. there is like only one place within 25 miles of here that will accept clippings. there are actually some townships around here that will no longer take clippings even from a homeowner if he puts it out from his own yard.
     
  4. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    Awsome deal, I'd grab it. Even if it is home owner used it only has 100+ hours on it and would only have 2-3 changes through it anyway. I bet a homeowner shelling out the cash for a mower that is $8000 plus would tend to take care of it. Why's he selling???
    Bobby Walkers won't be disappearing around here anytime soon. 95% of LCO's around here have them. They are the ultimate machine for this area. Alot of small to medium lawns to mow and a ton of leaves in the fall. I've tried mulching and with the spring growth we get up here it looks like crap when you are done, gotta bag to get the look my customers want, I just make it up in price.
     
  5. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    but arent you FORCED to bag with a walker? if u can dispose up there, that's good. here, it's impossible to dispose
     
  6. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    Yes and no. With the Walker you have to buy a different deck to mulch. So you don't have to bag but it sure looks nice when you do!!!!! :D
     
  7. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,098

    Not always. I know a lot of LCO that have accounts where they can dump onsite which makes all the difference. I know one that has a big valley behind his house that he dumps at. And a few have freinds that has a place for them to dump at. So it is all according to where you are at. Walker may die out in one area just to become king of the hill in another area
     
  8. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    Walkers are great, just for that fact. I the spring, they do awesome cleanups, and then, for summer, I can put the side discharge deck on, in any size for some large lots at factories, and on my other, I put on a mulch deck. Then in the fall, I put on the GHS decks, and collect leaves. I'm just now buying a Walker, that can't even collect, only mulch/side discharge, for factory lots. BTW, that's a great price!!! :cool:
     

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  9. rosolar

    rosolar LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 172

    how significant are walkers during fall cleanups. can you plan on cleaning up an acre size lawn without dumping an annoying amount of times? I have a solo operation and am trying to figure out the most efficent way to do clean ups solo
     
  10. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    I am going to have to agree w/ bobbygeld on this one. When I pass a crew w/ a Walker(s). I think "man they must not do volume." My theory is that the corroding paint on the Walker mowers evaperates while the operator is mowing and has a brainwashing effect.
     

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