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JD F687 54" 130 hrs. reasonable price???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by andygold, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. andygold

    andygold LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    Found a used F687 with a 54" 7 iron deck. 2 years old. Out of warranty. Has 1 huge, wide single wheel in the back (JD website shows dual wheels...what is this?) Has a 23 hp Kohler twin. 130 hours on the machine. Looks very clean. He wants $6800.00 What is a reasonable price? Owner is getting out of the business, he says (no time...newborn baby), I assume it was a side business .

    Anything on this machine to double inspect? Any known problems? Anything not so great, other than somewhat slow speed?
     
  2. timinkc

    timinkc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 217

    well last year when i was looking at 757's i was told they weren't being made any longer... maybe there's a reason for it... i thought they looked really cool... only problem i see is that lesco is selling brand new 60" zero turns for $5999 around here, so i can't see paying that for a used one, with no warranty.
     
  3. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    I don't know dude because you can buy a brand new 54" 7 Iron/23 Kaw V Twin 737 ZTR for the same $6900........and have a full 2 year warranty
     
  4. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,374

    You guys are comparing apples to oranges here. The front mount f-687 is a different beast. Shouldn't be compared to a mid mount ztr. I don't remember what list price of the f-687 are but they are higher priced than a 700 series midmount. But, I have to agree get a mid mount ztr unless you plan on running different attachments, snowplower, broom, etc. But yes you can get a nice new, mid mount ztr for that price. For a bout $300 more you can get a 757. Also, the single tail wheel is standard but you can get a dual tail wheel as a option.
     
  5. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 906

    Way too much, nice rig but wont even be in the same ballpark efficiency wise if you are just strictly mowing lawns. For that price, buy a new mid-mount you'll have a warranty and get a special financing deal. I think the deere's have come a long way but I had one of the early model mid-mounts and even that didn't compare to the other Z's I've had and I think this is even older.I'm pretty sure they haven't made them for a while but not sure.
     
  6. Potomac Lawns Inc.

    Potomac Lawns Inc. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 409

    I have an f687 and paid 7200 for it new 4 years ago i have the 20 hp and 54" deck and duel wheels in the back. Machine has over 1000 hrs on it and still runs fine only items other than filters that have ben replaced are tires and belt.
     
  7. andygold

    andygold LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    I was just trying to find out if his price was reasonable or not. If I got answers that it was worth only say $5000 or so, I would have made an offer. I'm really in the market for a mini machine such as a Ferris IS1500Z, but I really appreciate the F687's extremely easy access to the engine, belts, and deck, along with the deck's ability to flip up, and interchange with a blower and other items. Thanks for the replies!

    Andy
     

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