Need A New Mower

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Perfect Cuts, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. Perfect Cuts

    Perfect Cuts LawnSite Member
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    Whats Up Guys ... New to the site and need some input.
    I started my company Last year and bought a mower I thought was what I needed...My mistake now I want to get a legit commercial mower there were two I was looking at.

    2006 Exmark 52" Lazer CT (new but last years model) $5995 or

    2006 Cub Cadet TANK M54 w/ 139 hrs. for same price.

    Which one would you get and why?

    Also i need to sell this Cub Cadet Z50 it wasnt used much 42 Hrs.
    Paid $4700 was offered $2500 on a trade in.
    Dont want to take to bad a beating on it.

    Any suggestions will be very helpful on where to sell this machine

    Thanks
     
  2. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    take the trade. I'd go with the exmark if its new.
     
  3. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
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    Welcome to lawnsite:waving: We run all Cub Tanks and love them!!!! That's the 60's and 72's
     
  4. Perfect Cuts

    Perfect Cuts LawnSite Member
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    i really like the TANK M54

    Nice machine and It has twin 7 gallon tanks.
    On the 2007 models there is a striping kit on the machine already.
    they made the rollers wider from 2006 so it is like the full striping kit.
    I have the Cub Z50 now and it came with a commercial 1 year or a residential 2 year but I picked up quite a few accounts and dont think this machine will be able to go 8 hours a day.

    The lazer ct is new but it is almost like what i have now.

    Thanks for the input fellas
     
  5. lawn guy1350

    lawn guy1350 LawnSite Member
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    Go with the exmark!! you wont be sorry.
     
  6. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Demo both if you can. We also I have a '03 Tank M60. Its ok, kinda slow compared to our new gravely 260Z. Exmark makes one heck of a mower though. Are the rear rollers on the newer tanks still plastic? If so its not the same as a striping kit.
     
  7. Perfect Cuts

    Perfect Cuts LawnSite Member
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    I'm not exactly sure of that. if they are still plastic or metal now.

    A striping Kit is made of metal?
     
  8. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
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    One word: Exmark
     
  9. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Some are made of stainless steel some are aluminum, some chains, some are a rubber flap. The plastic one like on our tank doesn't have enough pressure to leave a good stripe on centipede or bermuda, it barely takes out the swirl of the blades.
     
  10. Perfect Cuts

    Perfect Cuts LawnSite Member
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    what is centipede and bermuda
     

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