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Kelly Blue Book for Mowers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bakerboy, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. bakerboy

    bakerboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Just wondering if there is a website for mowers like a Kelly Blue Book. I did a search on this website for past related topics and nothing came up. Didn't know if one even exists.
    I was at my local dealer yesterday and they had an actual book, but didnt know if there is a website.
  2. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    Not that I know of. Just go on equipment trader or ebay and see what similar machines are going for. Thats what I do all the time.
  3. RonAyersMotorsports

    RonAyersMotorsports LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 854

    Generally a mower loses $1,200-1,500 worth of value off retail prices each year it gets older. Then you have to consider hours and abuse if any.
  4. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    It's tough to come up with standard prices on power equipment. It's so dependent on how it was treated and what options it has. Pretty hard to sell a an underpowered mower. Funny but a 48 inch hydro walk behind is often worth more than a 48 inch zero turn rider even though the initial cost of the rider is more.
  5. bakerboy

    bakerboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    I cannot remember the name of the book my dealer was looking at.....maybe it was made by Walker.

    The mower that I am curious about is a 1995 Walker MC 36" with the 16hp Kohler engine. It has 570 hours. Needs a couple things fixed on it, but is in pretty good overall condition.

    The book said it was 500-700 tradin value and the MSRP was at the highest $1600. So that made me think the private party value would be around $1000.
  6. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,758

  7. greenred

    greenred LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Posts: 916

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