Need some Professional Advice

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by BackInBlack, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. BackInBlack

    BackInBlack LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 2

    I know this is a site for those in the lawn care industry so I figure what better place to get some advice. I am looking at getting a commerical mower just to simply use for my personal yard with the hopes that it should last just about a lifetime. What I need is advice on whether the mower I'm looking at would be considered over priced or a good deal, comparing it to a used Stander offered by my local shop it seems just about in line but I figured it'd be worth asking anyways.

    Its a Great Dane Super Surfer 52" 23hp Kawasaki w/ 160 hrs. $2500

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    Also is there any good way to tell if the hour meter has been swaped out, other than it just looking newer?

    Thanks:clapping:
     
  2. Wilson Edge

    Wilson Edge LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    hmmmmm looks like an older model. i bet it has more hours than its telling. i bought my new at 5,000 so i would look around or else buy another mower. but for my 0.02 i would say dont buy the one shown in the picture for any more than $1200
     
  3. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,067

    That looks beat to me. Get the new Wright or anything new. Follow your plan to get a lifetime mower. Its a good one.
     
  4. BackInBlack

    BackInBlack LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 2

    The problem is I really didn't want to spend that much to begin with, so buying a new mower is really out of the question unfortunately. I would rather a rider, preferably a stand-on, for three reasons, one I'm lazy, two WBs are so long they take up a lot of shop space and third I'd like to be able to pull an aerator. Also, I can turn a wrench if need be on a used mower, I just don't want to have to swap a engine or something to that degree. I don't know, does it sound like I'm asking for too much given my budget and I should just stick to buying a resi mower? Once again I really appreciate any advice.
     
  5. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,067

    Brand new Wright Stander is my advice. You will then have something you can sell if you want to or need to and if you dont, you have a great, solid mower. Bite the bullet and take your medicine.
     

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