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I got quoted this price on another WB, yea or nay?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fiveoboy01, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,988

    New Exmark Viking with ECS, 36" deck, 15hp pull start kawi.


    Seems like a lot...? considering I got my TTHP for 5800 out the door with the exmark standon... This is the same salesman who sold me the TTHP.

    Input? Yes I know it's a fixed deck, but I don't see the need for a floater with such a small deck width.
  2. qualitylawnlc

    qualitylawnlc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    I just bought a 48" Metro with the same engine for 3000 plus tax including a set of jungle wheels. I know this is a gear/belt drive instead of a hydro like the viking, but the owner priced me the viking for right at a grand more.
  3. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    I would run, fixed deck is okay but when you do blade-changing, it is another whole world...
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Floating decks are the equivalent of training wheels on a bike, thou I prefer a 48" deck
  5. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,988

    Topsy, a floating deck is great simply because height adjustments take seconds compared to a fixed deck machine.

    I don't care about the blade changing issue, I'm just concerned that the price I was quoted is too high.
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    Sounds about right, I was looking at the same machine for $4600 up here. Blew me away, in 2002 I paid $4800 before tax on a TTHP 36". Prices have gone up drastically it seems.
  7. Mowman16

    Mowman16 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 282

    It sounds a bit high to me too. I think anyting under $4300 these days is good.
  8. m396 #00-011

    m396 #00-011 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Same prices here for a 36" Viking. ($4700)
  9. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,988

    Heh I forgot about this post...

    I think that I must have put the wrong price up there, cause I got a 36" TTHP for the same price. I think the Viking was actually 4300 or 4400.
  10. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    Even $4300 seems high. I was quoted $4311.00 + tax for a 48" viking.

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