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good price for hydro walkbehind?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by quick, Jan 3, 2002.

  1. quick

    quick LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    I found an older 48" Cub Cadet hydro walk behind for $1500. It has 495 hours on it, new gator blades, and runs great. Mechanically it's in good shape but it doesn't look too good. It was used for personal use and I think it was stored outdoors. I sure could use an opinion.:confused:
  2. quick

    quick LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    How about the overall quality of Cub Cadet?
  3. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 932

    i've used a few cub commercials with great results.
    they are solid machines and cut very well.
  4. fivestarlawnken

    fivestarlawnken LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 438

    Actually the cub comm.shouldn't be that old 2-3 years at the most.The commercial line is fairly new.Seems like a lot of hours for personal use(maybe its just me) . That mower is around 3200 brand new.1500 doesn't sound too bad. Always go with your gut instinct when buying something like this.The reason I say this is you said it looked rough.This may send out an alarm.Good luck. Quality on a cub will be decent and last a little while. If you're mowing 40-50 hours a week a scag or exmark might last longer.Just my two cents.
  5. quick

    quick LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Damn! The "Gut" is telling me it's a POS.

    Thanks for the help.

    BTW - A new Cub Cadet priced out for 4100 with tax.
  6. fivestarlawnken

    fivestarlawnken LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 438

    I got my 48 mtd pro hydro 14 kawi fixed deck for 3000+tax in Oct. 2000. SORRY I always go with my initial gut feelings.
  7. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Walk away from it, put the $1500 toward a better mower.

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