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Omg $175

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Sweet Tater, May 10, 2010.

  1. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,123

    175 for a muffler for a Kohler 23 hp engine muffler? Ok, who knows where to get one over nighted for less? please help
     
  2. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,253

    A muffler for a 30hp Yanmar 3 cyl is $280.!!! and this muffler is nothing special, looks like any other muffler, Hell, you can get a muffler for a Ferrari for less than that I bet?? It would be cheaper to hire a fabricator to build a custom muffler! Where do they get the balls to charge what they do for some of these parts? They are ripping people off left and right on commercial mower parts, I bet they paid no more than $40. for that muffler from their supplier? I would turn their asses in for price gouging!
     
  3. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,578

    What souce is this from? I dont know if they're much cheaper, but have you tried mowpart or northerntool? Texasmowerparts might have it as well.
     
  4. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,123

    my dealer wants 175, mowpart is 189, 280?????????? Holy crap batman
    That is pitiful. partstree.com is 223. its getting worse :cry:
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2010
  5. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,420

    Bad boy sells the 23hp vanguard exhaust for $129.99, and the 30hp Kohler muffler is the same price too I believe. You might call make sure it will fit, and then go to your local BB dealer, or just order from the factory directly and have it shipped to your house. To my naked eye the vanguard, kohler, and kawasaki look the same, but I will do some measuring for you when I get to the shop this morning so you can measure yours. Alot of the other mower owners buy parts from us because they are so much cheaper. Good example, a deck anti scap roller wheel is $26 at the John Deere house, here the same roller wheel is $9.99. The parker pumps for the Gravely or Kubota at the kubota house are $800, here they are $489, and a clutch is $300 at alot of places and $189 here (they charge $450 for the clutch and to put it on, it takes 10 minutes!!).
     
  6. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,253

    Maybe we need to call these goofy companies up and tell them loudly..IT IS a MUFFLER!! mufflers do not cost hundreds of dollars!!
     
  7. BCPHOTO

    BCPHOTO LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    Years ago my Dad replaced one on his Wheel Horse tractor with a cheap chrome plated glass pack from JC Whitney! Sounded great too!
    BC
     
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    You want cheap try giving yourself time, like weeks, or months.
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2010
  9. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,123

    lol, what? lol, dont want cheap, just not that expensive. But I gave in since I cant find one for less and ordered it from my dealer, but that is still rediculous
     
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Try JThomas. I just bought one for a 25 Kohler efi for around 100 bucks, I thought. It may have been Texas Mower Parts, though. I don't know,...I order stuff through both of them.
     

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