New mower is finally here !!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Sharp Services, May 5, 2006.

  1. Sharp Services

    Sharp Services LawnSite Senior Member
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    It took a little over two weeks, but I got the call today that the mower had arrived and that I could pick it up on Monday.

    Thanks to everyone that has guided me thru this process. I finally ended up purchasing a walk behind. I wanted to get a walker ... but I just don't think my business is there yet. Hopefully in 18 months I can add one to the trailer.

    New Mower:

    Snapper Pro Hydro equipped with a 15 hp Kawasaki OHV engine and a 36" adjustable deck - $4199.00

    I added the mulch kit for $109.00 and the bagging system (for leaf season) for $469.00. I was not going to get the sulky but in the end I also ordered the standsit sulky for $420.00.

    Grand total $5197.00

    The only thing that I am worried about is that the 36 might be light on the front and I might have to add weights so the front want lift up while using the sulky. What do you think?

    I will have to practice some at home before I take it to a customers house. I am use to using a Hydro tractor. Hopefully this mower will start saving me some time.
     
  2. Sharp Services

    Sharp Services LawnSite Senior Member
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    Also purchased a Echo PAS260 to replace an aging Redmax.
     
  3. Sharp Services

    Sharp Services LawnSite Senior Member
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    I took delivery of the Snapper WB last Friday and cut 5 yards with it. WOW ... it is amazing how much time can be saved when you get off a standard tractor and get behind a hydro WB. It is going to take some getting use to ... but I am sure that my speed will increase.

    Thanks to all who helping me decide on this new mower.
     
  4. Ron's Lawncare

    Ron's Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Did you try the sulkie yet? that takes some getting used to.
     
  5. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    First off, congrats.
    Secondly, a 36" walk for $5197? Are you for real? :hammerhead:
     
  6. fulano

    fulano LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 319

    You should have given him an idea of where to get that same mower for less instead of beating him up on the price.

    I'm in the market for a 36" exmark TTHP. Where do I get one for less than $4425 and that is just mower and tax no extras like mulch it or sulky.
     
  7. Sharp Services

    Sharp Services LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have tried the sulkie and yes I will have a learning curve on it. I don't have many properties that I will use it on, but it will speed up the large yards.
     
  8. Sharp Services

    Sharp Services LawnSite Senior Member
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    I priced around for the mower and it was a little more than others but the dealer is close and takes care of me and that is worth something.

    I don't think I did that bad .... for that price I got the following:

    36" hydro (dual pump) with a Kaw 15
    Mulch kit
    Mulch blades and high lift blades
    Sit/Stand Sulkie
    Bag kit
    Bag
    and a great dealer
     
  9. kirk brown

    kirk brown LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 164

    congrats i been using my husqvarna 36" hydro 15hp kawi. for a couple weeks and i love it as well. it`s crazy how fast they are on a small res. yard.
     
  10. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    I am not beating up on price, but look at it, that is like buying a 34", 36", 42", 44" Z. My point is I don't get it why spending that much for a walk. I would shop for a used hydro walk, plenty lying around cause people move up to Z and they want to get some cash back and that is when beauty of bargain comes in.
     

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