Highest Hours for Used Machine

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by freshprince94, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    what is the highest hours you would buy a used machine with?

    example, 500 hrs, 1200 hours, so on
     
  2. brownsallseasonlandscape

    brownsallseasonlandscape LawnSite Member
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    Ive got an exmark with over 3000 on the original kohler. The only thing it uses is tires, belts, and plugs the norm.
     
  3. njones

    njones LawnSite Member
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    we run 3 mowers 2 walkers and 1 gravley try to trade on every year with 1000 to 1200 hours cost use about 7 to8 dollars and hour to trade realy wiyh down time
     
  4. jtoman

    jtoman LawnSite Member
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    Depends who owned the machine and how it was cared for. I would be weary of anything with more then 750-1000 hrs especially if it is only a couple years old. That kind of use would only mean that it has been used heavily and most likely in a commercial situation.
     
  5. RGM

    RGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Baltimore Md
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    I had over 5000 hrs on a 48'' snapper walk behind before it dropped a valve 16 hp vanguard twin
     
  6. RickR1818

    RickR1818 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have been kinda of wondering the same so I will just jump in here. I am looking at buying a 2006 34 Z that has just under 500 hrs on a 15hp Kaw. Would anyone on here object to buying this machine if it was you. It has been meticulously maintained and comes with all paperwork.
     
  7. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'd be more comfortable knowing that, have you tested it out, making sure everything's good...? whats the asking price..?
     
  8. barefeetny

    barefeetny LawnSite Senior Member
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    as far as belt drive wbs go...

    if the deck and bars are in good shape... i will buy it...at the right price...

    everything else can be replaced....I just bought an older 36 bobcat for 75 bucks... with a seized briggs 11 horse.... i have a 15 horse kohler..... another spare or e-bay machine for a few hours labor..

    my wife hates this... untill something i have for 200 sells for 600...
     
  9. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thats not a deal, more like steal....
     
  10. RickR1818

    RickR1818 LawnSite Senior Member
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    $2700, They retail for 4500 or so
     

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