lazer hp

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by kolar, Oct 12, 2003.

  1. kolar

    kolar LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    What do you think about a home owner with a lazer hp 23 52"?
    I've got about a 1/2 acre of new sod and I want to keep it looking that way. I figure I'm going to spend $5000.00 to $6000.00 on a lawn tractor. I might as well get something thats going to cut really good. Dealer priced me one at 7599.00 for a 2004 with kolher.
     
  2. abospaum

    abospaum LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Your willing to spend $7600 + maintenance for 1/2 acre?

    You could probably hire someone for less than $30-$40/week. So figure it would take about 200 weeks to pay off. Assume that there are about 24 mowing weeks of the year then it would take 8 years to justify this mower.

    A much smaller mower might only cost you have as much especially if you just get a good walk behind and there were be very little difference in time.
     
  3. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    I would have to agree,If you had an acre plus it might be justified but half an acre for a homeowner can be cut just as well with a good walk behind or riding mower for less money. If finances are not a concern then hey have at it.Even a 48" z would do you well
    or perhaps look at the lazer CT for a good bit less money.JMO.
     
  4. ple_1969

    ple_1969 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    That's a bit of overkill. I am not a professional, just a homeowner like yourself and have a 60" lazer. However I have 4 acres to cut. Why don't you look at a 36" or 48" walk behind. The 52" lazer just seems a bit big for a 1/2 acre.

    Pete
     
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Lazer ct 5200 Dollars.

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  6. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,660

    Or call me and have me come over and mow it with my 48" lazer hp..........I'm right near Mt. Holly.

    winkwink
     
  7. Moguy

    Moguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    or me, since I'm in Ortonville:D
     
  8. abospaum

    abospaum LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Why go CT?

    Hustler- Standard Z- fully commercial mower with 11mph speed and 52" deck, brand new, after rebate only $5400 from one of my local dealers.

    Or go 60" for just a little more.
     
  9. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    What kind of motor on that hustler z abospaum?
    Curious that sounds like a decent price.
     
  10. amrupp

    amrupp LawnSite Member
    from buffalo
    Posts: 27

    I'm a homeowner with only 1 acre and was in the same situation last year. Needed a new mower and liked the benefits of a ZTR. After a few weeks of sticker shock looking at new machines, I started to look at my local dealers for recent trade-ins.

    I wound up with a 1999 Lazer HP, 19 HP Kaw with 48" deck. Low hours, nice shape, just some paint scratches and minor stuff like that. Got it for $3800 and have not had a single problem with it.

    I know a lot of people stay away from any used equipment, but maybe you should at least take a look to see what might be out there.
     

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