Lightly used bobcat $1900 or New exmark Metro $3700

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by recycledsole, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
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    Hey guys
    im going to buy a real mower
    on craigslist there is a guy claiming he just bought the bobcat 36" belt drive mower for his sons to cut lawns with and they werent liking it so hes selling it. its about 3-5 months old. he said lowest price is $1900. it comes with velke

    i have no idea if there is anything wrong with this mower. i dont know what has happened to it. i dont know why they are selling it.

    my other option is to buy a new exmark metro 36" for $3200, with velke for $300+ tax = 3649.16 (id get a bag or catcher also).

    I just dont know alot about mowers, how to tell if something is damaged or broken. obviously i will look at it thouroughly and test it out, look at the dipstick to see if its brown. but i have only used a commercial walk behind once..

    What would you all advise me to do?
    Thanks alot
     
  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Id likley buy the bobcat, if you have a friend that knows about equiptment take him with you to check it out.
     
  3. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
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    hmmm not a bad idea, dont think i have any friends that know about equipment tho
     
  4. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Since its the off season it may pay to keep looking.
     
  5. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
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    what do you mean larry? that is a great deal, i am just not sure what to look for in case there is something wrong? i dont think ill find a better deal than that..
     
  6. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
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    that looks nice, but im guessing its floating deck, hydro. which i cant afford. im sure its awesome, but a little out of my price range
     
  8. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have a 36 bop single hydro I might sell pm me if your interested.

    Make a offer on that Ferris you might be able to get it
     
  9. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
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    I dont really know BOP too well,
    ferris is $4,000+ and shipping
     
  10. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    4000 is close to 3600 and a way better mower
     

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