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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by metfanjim, Apr 26, 2001.

  1. metfanjim

    metfanjim LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    I blew anengine today on an Exmark and need a new mower 36". Funds are low but I don't want to buy anything cheap in quality. My dealer wants to sell me a 36" MTD Pro and I don't know much about them. Price is good, demo for 1650.00 with full warranty. Please input any thoughts
  2. Scott H

    Scott H LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    Did you ever consider just replaceing the engine. Small engine ware house, sells 14hp Kawasaki's for $750.00
  3. metfanjim

    metfanjim LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Tranny is nearly shot and mower is 7 years old
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Add a few hundred more to it and get a new eXmark 36". We recently checked and a lot of the dealers are still carrying the 36" metro for $1999.
  5. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,732

    i'm getting my metro in about 2 weeks, go to the exmark forum and find out if any dealers in your area are offering the special.
  6. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,645

    I'd take a metro over an mtd pro anyday dave
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Scott H wrote:
    Small engine ware house, sells 14hp Kawasaki's for $750.00

    Plus a minimum of $50 for shipping. You can get a 17 hp Kawasaki twin at Alamia for the same price. The 14 hp Kawasaki is $595.00. http://www.alamia.com
  8. Most of the time the input bearings (about $30)are the only things that need replacing in the peerless trannys.

    You can buy a brand new 12.5 hp OHV engine for $370 w/free shipping.

    Add some new belts and tires and you have just rebuilt your machine for 1/4 the price of a new unit.

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