My New (Used) Jacoben HR 5111

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by JohnnyRoyale, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just bought this used 2006 Jacobsen HR5111. Barely used with 350 hours, for half the price (29K). Your opinions please.

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  2. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
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    what you mowing with it.
     
  3. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale LawnSite Senior Member
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    We have some big open acreage at some of our industrial properties as well as approx 80 schools.
     
  4. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Was this on ebay in Florida? IF not - but I have been looking as well for a WAm and I thought I seen this unit there. Do you run all jacobsens? I guess I have always stuck with toro wams cuz i know how to work on them now and all our units seem pretty similiar in design. That is alot of mowing your doing. 80 schools?? WOW
     
  5. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale LawnSite Senior Member
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    This was on ebay in florida. Apparently, the township bought six of them when they only needed 3, then they figured a contractor could do it for less, so they got rid of all of them. He had this one, another with 500 hrs he sold last week, and I think he still has one with 200 hrs. We cut alot, mainly with Ferris ZTRS, and Kubota front mounts, we have a few Walkers for areas where collection is a must... This is our first WAM. A buddy of mine has two and claims they're the cats ***. I'll see how much labour they'll save me after the first cut-but apparently its huge. We cut 80 schools, the two biggest postal sorting plants in the area, a few of the areas biggest shopping malls, a couple of marinas, a campground, some industrial properties and were bidding a part of the Airport-our largest mowing challenge thus far. We're tired of the winter work and have shifted gears to focus on Summers Only. :drinkup:
     
  6. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Summer only - that would be awesome! Way to go, I would like to see some pictures sometime of those properties. My biggest this is 33 acrea.
     
  7. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My university had a big Jacobsen a couple years ago, but it caught on fire and burned up. They replaced it with a Toro WAM with a cab on it. They also have a JD WAM. I'd love to drive one of those things. That looks really nice, JohnnyRoyale.
     
  8. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nice machine
     
  9. riverwalklandscaping

    riverwalklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    that thing costs 58K new? wow, seems it would be cheaper to just buy two regular mowers and drive em next to each other...
     
  10. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale LawnSite Senior Member
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    They're all still snow covered, but I'll definitely post some this spring/summer. I'm kinda guilty of never taking pics-just too damn busy.
     

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