Kicking off 2013 with a new mower

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by zechstoker, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
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    Finally, after numerous break downs and too much lost time (and money), we've had to retire the HRC216 and replace it with a new Exmark 21 X series today. Good riddance, Honda... You won't be missed.

    Fine way to start the new year if you ask me :)
     
  2. Toro 455

    Toro 455 LawnSite Member
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  3. Bowhog1

    Bowhog1 LawnSite Member
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    Hey Zech... did you get the Kawasaki powered model. My dealer has a leftover push and sp but he want knock off a dime on ether model. Did you get a good deal being off season ?
     
  4. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
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    The model I got has the Kawasaki on it (FJ180V). The dealer was saying these are suppose to be priced at $1,450 (out the door price), but they're selling them for $1,400. They weren't willing to go any lower than that, so that's what we ended up spending. Did the prices go up on these things? I could've sworn they were cheaper before, but I'm not totally sure.
     
  5. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    Geez a $1400 21" mower hope that thing last forever, and you use it a lot. I bought a $800 snapper last year and I thought I spent a lot on it, it turned out to be a good mower. Even though we needed a good 21" I wasn't about to spend over a grand for one.
     
  6. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ive been told that Snapper 21 no longer offers a kawasaki since Briggs and Stratton bought them out?

    My Snapper 21 has a robin engine and is 12 years old, still strong and tight. However I was thinking of a new one.
     
  7. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
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    $1400 seems high (still) to me too, but then again the Honda HRC216 was $1,100 when we bought it a number of years ago. This little fella should last quite a while.

    On a bit of a side note, I'm kinda glad (in a way) that we didn't end up racking up a bill at that dealer like one of the other local LCO's did. The owner of the dealership was telling me that these guys recently spent $75,000 just on mowers over there.
     
  8. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Did they buy the or are they making payments on them?
     
  9. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
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    Didn't say either way. I'd hope they're making payments though. I know they're the biggest LCO around here, but that just seems crazy to me. How many ZTR's and stand-on units can one get with 75 grand? All I know is they're using all Exmarks.
     
  10. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Nice mower by the way man.
     

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