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Is there a hydro WB mower on the market for under under $2k?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Cheryl, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. Cheryl

    Cheryl LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 95

    I need your help.
    A friend is into the "high tech" gadgets for the home. He asked if there was a hydro mower on the market for under under $2k. I became interested in the subject, now I'm curious. I know from reading the interesting posts here, I haven't seen one under $3.4K. Is this because you guys are only talking commercial? Is there a "cheaper" less "robust" version for the home? I know from looking at those things, the parts look expensive as heck.
  2. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,045

  3. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,755

    Ditto that...yeah you can get a junker for around that price. Anything in that price range wouldnt even last through residential use and abuse.
  4. Rick Jones

    Rick Jones LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 427

    Sure, Honda makes a 21" Hydrostatic mower for about $1,000. I know you probably meant a mid-size WB. I think you are looking at about $4,000 to get something respectable.
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Ferris makes a 32 incher hydro for around $2400.
  6. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 799

    I bought a used hydro for $1800.00 bucks in 2001. Used it for 3 seasons now still runs just like it did. (starts on first pull 36" kaw engine)Just have to keep your eyes open,this guy only wanted pay off. Tony
  7. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    I got a good older used Scag 52 inch 14hp Kawasaki powered hydro walk behind for $800 last January and ran it up until the middle of this summer when I sold it to upgrade to a used eXmark TTHP 52" hydro 17hp that I got for $2,000. Not a single problem with either of them I know the Scag's still being used too.
    A good used one can be had for that price if you look hard. They will last forever at the usage a homeowner puts it to.
  8. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    Maybe FrankenScagMachines, can build you one with some parts he has laying around. Like a SCeerisExCat or something. :laugh:
  9. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    The $800 and $2000 mowers side by side. Just so you know what to look to get for your money.

  10. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 935

    I'll sell you a used 1996 Scag 52" hydro w/14hp Kawasaki with single wheel sulky and catcher for $1900. It sits in the garage for now, but I live in Ohio so that could be a problem. :D

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