looking at used lazer- good deal?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by iski3d, Nov 21, 2002.

  1. iski3d

    iski3d LawnSite Member
    from NH
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    Hey guys. The machine im looking at is 1.5 yrs old. IT is a 52" lazer with a 22 horse kohler. It also has a vacumn system with a 8 hp briggs motor. The machine has 1,000 hrs. the seller naturally says nothing is wrong with it. I am not familiar with the motor, I have all kawis, how is it? also, what do you guys think of the hours. Hes asking $4,500/ bo for it. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    It sounds like it must be the HP. 1000 hours, - too much.
     
  3. Esby

    Esby LawnSite Senior Member
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    I will assume that the bagging system comes with it, but what BRAND is the system??? For 1,000hrs it seems a little steep. What is the condition of the bagger? If its been used for a 1,000 hours its probably just about beat(the bagger). A little more info please.
     
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    If its a 52" with a 22hp KOHLER it must be older than 1.5years. If its an HP it either got a 23Kawi or a 20 or 23 KOHLER. If its a full size Lazer Z 52" its either got a 20, 23, or 25.

    Either way, 1000hrs is a lot, and it only has about 1/3 of life left (under normal conditions). And $4500 is a lot to pay for a used Lazer with an air cooled engine on it.

    Pass
     
  5. iski3d

    iski3d LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Posts: 68

    You guys are right. I didn treally kno whow lonbg these machines are suppost to last. I have a liquid cooled lazer now with liek 400 hrs and its only a year old. I know that machine is just like broken in. I was thinking of using this machine as a backup for this coming season then maybe use it full time in two years with a helper operating it. It probly has too many hours tho. As for the bagger, I havent seen the machine in person but it looks like it has wo liek 55 gallon barrels with the engine on the side. I also think it must ben older because ive never heard of a 22 horse kohler. thanks for the help guys.
     
  6. iski3d

    iski3d LawnSite Member
    from NH
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    sorry about the spelling errors
     
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Easy way to tell how old it is...

    Does it have 1/2" or 1/4" height changes?

    The 22 hp Kohler was used, but its been at least since 1999.
     
  8. iski3d

    iski3d LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Posts: 68

    Yah I havent seen the machine in person its about an hour and a half away. So i dont know about the height changers. In the ad it says 1 year old and then on the phone he said 1.5 so who knows.
     
  9. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Very common with used equipment though. Uneducated sellers.

    :rolleyes:
     

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