Grasshopper 329 / good buy?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jim kolb, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. jim kolb

    jim kolb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    I bought a new demo today, 329 61 with a kubota 29hp gas engine. The mower only had 60.6 hrs. and I paid 8700.00 also the year is an 08
    Do you think this was a good deal or not. I know it is kinda late now but curios.

    Also I am looking for a power vac model 16.
    thanks
     
  2. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Posts: 912

    Sounds good to me.
     
  3. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,666

    That is about $1200.00 under what we sold new ones for LAST YEAR. Price is higher this year. Sounds like a very good deal. That is a smooth running engine, with loads of power.
     
  4. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    Well, that's less than I paid for my 227 - 61"! Sounds like a great deal to me.

    You just can't have enough power with the grasshopper mid-mounts. My 27hp is underpowered badly for mowing hills or lush spring growth, especially since I use the bagging system 95% of the time. Wish I had went with more power!... But my d***head dealer swears that 27hp is too much power and that 23 is more than enough for the 61", but he's a schmuck.
     
  5. jim kolb

    jim kolb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Thanks guys for the reassurance. I had been out looking for the last few days and had been to the Grasshopper dealer before. I think he really wanted to move the mower or the district rep wanted to.:)

    I Thought it was a pretty good price and just could not turn it down.
    I have 10 acres that I keep mowed. Started with a Kubota L 275 and a 4' brush hog 16 yrs ago. Have always wanted a zero turn and now I have one:dancing:

    At 65 this is gonna make my life so much easier(I hope).
     
  6. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Posts: 912

    You may want to consider a mulching kit, it will prevent grass from flying all over when its dry.
     
  7. jim kolb

    jim kolb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Thanks for the tip. I have ordered one and also ordered the 16cf vac.
     

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