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New Exmark....no cheap date!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nobagger, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    I stopped into my local Exmark dealer so he could fix one of our Gravely's,lol (popped the front tire) and while I was sitting there I was checking out some prices for another rider. The "E" series with a 27hp Kholer went for around 12k with a bagger and a "E" series 38hp kawi went for 15k with the Ultra Vac. ;). The last "new" rider we bought was a Gravely 52" with a 23 kawi and bagging system and we paid around 9k for everything. Even a 52" TurfTracer was pushing 7k! Yikes! I think we'll stick to Gravely.
     
  2. Northeast Mower

    Northeast Mower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    That's insane.

    I just got a quote for a 2010 Turf Tracer, 16hp Kawi for $6,249. I'd pay that kind of money for their walk behinds but the lazers pricey.
     
  3. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,487

    I thought the E series was the lower priced series. I just bought a new 52" Lazer, 24HP Kawi, with Ultravac for $10,500. If I didn't get the collection system, the mower was $8800. I did the three years, 0% from Sheffield.
     
  4. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,756

    I added another to our fleet of 4 - so now have 5. This machine has the kolher engine, 52 deck, ultra vac setup. Demo machine with 23 odd hours - $7800 out the door.

    In comparision to others out there exmark and toro I have found are the most money. But then I looked at a diesel this year as well. Exmark, toro, and kubota - the kubota was more $$$.
     
  5. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,223

    You get what you pay for.
     
  6. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    I asked about the Exmark diesel.......18K!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    He showed me an "s" series and the "E" series. He said the only difference was larger spindles, better seat and more suspension on the deck. He figured 0% same deal and the payments were 460/mo....no thanks.
     
  8. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,103


    In most cases I would agree but not in this case. You simply can not beat gravely for the money you spend. The mowers can be used as nuclear shelters and the X-Factor deck is hard to beat. Was just at my dealer and I can pick up a new 160Z for $7200. Or I could go buy a new 60" lazer for $10K+ that will do nothing better than what the much cheaper gravely will do.
     
  9. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    I agree 100% that X Factor deck is awesome!!! ZERO build up! Yeah, we'll stick with Gravely, very minimal problems so far with all of ours.
     
  10. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,756

    the kubota diesel with bagger that I priced was $20980. The Xmark I priced was $18950 with bagger. That is alot of money for a diesel machine where as i do not see the savings in fuel to justify that amount of $$$$$$ for a mower.
     

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