Is this a good deal on an Exmark?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jtelliott6, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. jtelliott6

    jtelliott6 LawnSite Member
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    In our local trader is an 2004 Exmark 5219 w/ 19 hp Kaw., 52" cut, Mulch kit, stripe kit, and del. seat for $5500. Is that a deal? No hours listed for the mower.
     
  2. traman

    traman LawnSite Senior Member
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    seems like a good price to me with all the extra it has , but on the same note 52inch deck and only 19 hp that sounds like one of there homeowner models . it wont have enough power for commercial work
     
  3. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
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    It's a bit under-powered. That's probably why it is still sitting there un-sold. It might be good for cutting grass in dry weather, but it would have trouble dealing with tall, wet grass...especially if you were mulching with it. I have a 23 HP Kawasaki on my 52 inch Hustler Z and there are times that I wish I had a little more power.
     
  4. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
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    Sounds like a good deal to me providing that it doesn't have too many hours on it and is in very good condition.
     
  5. hulan2

    hulan2 LawnSite Member
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    I beg to differ. My 52'' Toro with the 19 hoss has no problems even with wet grass.
     
  6. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
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    A 52", 19 horse exmark is a Laxer CT. A homeowner machine.

    I'll beg to differ as well...........A 19 horse motor on a 52 inch machine will absolutely choke in northern grasses.

    The $5500 price tag is not all that great for a lazer CT, considering you can probably buy a new one for just about as much.
     
  7. bscw1234

    bscw1234 LawnSite Member
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    I believe I am the one who has the Exmark 5219 listed for sale in the local Southern Illinois Trader. I did omit the hours from the trader by mistake. I believe the mower to have about 30 hours or less on it. The tach now shows 9 hours and the first tach quit working at 14 hours. This is a homeowner model mower. It does also have an arm rest kit. It has provided me with me trouble free operation. I would not be afraid to put this mower in a commercial situation. It did cut my mowing time from two full evening per week to only one short evening per week. I have never lacked for power with the 19hp kawasaki engine. Exmark is moving to a Briggs engine this year on these models and I believe that to be step backward. As for the mulch kit, I believe it to be the best one I have ever used.

    In conclusion I have priced my mower fairly for the extra equipment that is included and the low hours. I may be contacted by responding here or at bward4020@hotmail.com
     
  8. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I can't see how 19hp on a 52 is under powered. My Ferris has a 14hp with a 48" deck and it will only bog down a bit while mowing and pulling me on the Velke up hill... Wet grass? Well dam how long is the grass you cut? I have yet to experience a mower feel under powered due to wet grass, unless of course you want to talk about my 6hp Murray....
     
  9. ScCo

    ScCo LawnSite Senior Member
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    i had a 23hp 60" exmark on demo not too long ago and it was lacking pretty badly in the power department. I can't see how a 19hp 52" would be better off.

    On a side note, one local dealer that is closing out exmark has a 19hp, 52" deck machine brand new for around $4900.00. They're just trying to get rid of it since they are not going to be selling exmark anymore. I have entertained the thought of buying it and putting a 27hp kohler on it since my dad works for a company that sells kohler and honda small engines and I could get a helluva good deal on one.

    But back to the original comment, I can't see using a 52" deck with anything less than 23hp with the stuff we have to cut around here.
     
  10. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,381

    The mower in question is a ZTR. It probably weighs twice as much as your 48" WB. A 52" ZTR with a 19 HP engine is seriously underpowered for commercial use.
     

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