JD Z-Trak Mower Prices Seem Really High (CDN)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Canadian GreenScape, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. Canadian GreenScape

    Canadian GreenScape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 217

    I priced some W/B and Z-Trak mowers from JD here in town yesterday and the prices seen high especially compared to the prices the guys are paying south of the border (even after taking in the exchange rate) Heres a run down:

    647 Quik-Trak (48") - $10,200
    657 Quik-Trak (54") - $11,250

    717 Z-Trak (48") - $11,100
    727 Z-Trak (54") - $12,150
    737 Z-Trak (54") - $12,900
    757 Z-Trak (60") - $14,175

    HD45 - $7,251
    HD75 - $8,435

    Are these prices comparabe to what other Canadians are paying? Im thinking about doing some cross border shopping in the spring.
    :angry:
     
  2. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,905

    WOW... That's crazy talk... But, the Deere machines are overpriced here as well, so it's not that big a surprise.
     
  3. Just bought a 757, 60" deck, 25 HP Kawi and mulch kit, $7600.00 out the door. Those prices seem waaaaaaaaaaay out a line, even taking the exchange rate into consideration. Its worth it for you to travel to save some dough.
     
  4. Steve1

    Steve1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 292

    I think the Z-Trak's are worth as much as the other brands but those Canadian prices are beyond ridiculous.

    Shop south of the border - you'll be glad you did and you'll get an excellent product that won't let you down. :D
     
  5. Shadowroll

    Shadowroll LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    I'd check with Canada Customs on the DUTY rate your going to pay bringing it back. PLUS your going to need a BROKER since it is being brought back in for COMMERCIAL USE!!! Expect to pay both GST and PST on top of the price you paid for the unit

    example

    pay $7500 U.S. for it new
    thats $7500x$1.30=$9750Can.
    now add DUTY say 15% $9750 x 1.15=$11212
    now add PST in Ontario 8% +$897
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    total=...............................................$12,109
    now add GST at 7%...........................$847
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    total=.................................................$12956 Canadian


    Plus now what kind of service will the local dealer give you when it needs repairs? Will he have a loaner for you, doubt it.
     

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