looking at purchasing used bobcat zt219

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by garleness, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. garleness

    garleness LawnSite Member
    from ontario
    Posts: 4

    can anyone give me there thoughts on this machine it has 1200 hrs on it, and i will be using it on a hill my personal property. My father is elderly and he will be the one using it and myself. are they decent I dont know what year it is looks like its in decent shape, what is a fair price. any help is apprieciated thanks
     
  2. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,434

    i had a bob-cat 219 great mower, left a nice cut, striped well, allways started right up, i sold myn with 600hours for $4,000 and the only reason i sold it was to buy a bigger machine. hope this helps
    alex
     
  3. Tyler7692

    Tyler7692 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,086

    Great mowers. Built well.
     
  4. garleness

    garleness LawnSite Member
    from ontario
    Posts: 4

    thanks for the info, dont know if i should expect problems at that many hours or if it will be reliable, I have a scotts 25 hp 48 inch cut and would be changing to the zt-219 my property is fairly bumpy but i have been told that the bobcat will be a better ride
     
  5. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,251

    I'm going to be buying a Bobcat in about a week. I've used one before, and they are tough and durable. I know a guy that has one, which I've used before, that has over 2,800hrs on it. That one should be fine with 1,000 or so hours. How much is the guy asking?
     
  6. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    I bought a Bob-Cat 218 last year with just under 1000 hrs on it. They are very nice mowers and very durable. I bought mine for about $3800.
     
  7. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405

    Bobcat is great, you wont be let down. They have recently been bought by CGC (commercial grounds care, aka little wonder) and are adding many great innovations. They are truly great products at good prices.

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
  8. garleness

    garleness LawnSite Member
    from ontario
    Posts: 4

    the price is around $3000.00 and i think it has 1200 hrs
     
  9. CFB

    CFB LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 515

    Be careful with a Z on hills! They have been known to tip.
     
  10. garleness

    garleness LawnSite Member
    from ontario
    Posts: 4

    I was totaly sold on the bobcat dealer said he wouldnt go below $2800.00 I thought this was a good price but on the way up to negotiate I recieved a call from a friend. I ended up buying a ex-mark with a 21 kawi 48 inch cut and the ultra vac fully service with spare belts and lots of blades for 3000.00and it only has 900 hrs, I couldnt refuse. Just wanted to say thank you to everyone for there comments and help.
     

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