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Price Check- 2006 Walker

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KS_Grasscutter, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,332

    Another LCO in town approached me today to buy one of his Walkers. It's a 2006 MTGHS 26efi, with 1800 hours. Low profile tires, original engine and hydros. Also has the old style high dump, which I would prefer over the new one.

    I haven't looked at the unit up close, but have seen it on his trailer numerous times and it looks really good for the hours. Whats it worth? He is asking $5,500 and I am guessing I could get him down to $5,000 on it.
  2. oldclawn

    oldclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 280

    We haven't looked at the unit up close either........
  3. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,719

    :laugh::laugh::laugh::dancing::dancing: That was a good one!

    I am not sure what it is worth with the hours, but I know that had to be a high dollar mower new. The 26 efi was a upgrade the low profile tires were a upgrade and the high dump was a pricey upgrade. So I think it will bring 5g's.
  4. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,332

    What kind of results are people having with the 26 EFI? I have heard kinda mixed results on them. Are they a maintenance nightmare at higher hours? Do they get significantly better fuel economy like they are supposed to?
  5. CircleC

    CircleC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW
    Posts: 309

    $5,500 seems a little high. For say another 5k you could be into a new one. I just picked up a Navigator with 1563 hrs on it and I payed $3,200. Considering that, I know they are completely diffrent machines but....$3,500 would be a far offer. Also, the guy I bought the Navigator from also had 2 Walkers with over 3000 hrs on them, he was selling for 3k each. Were alittle beat up...but what do you expect for 3k+ hrs.

    Good luck....
  6. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    Bear in mind that around here used Walkers hold a HIGH resale value as they are in high demand. I've seen some really rough machines sell for 3 grand and then need $500 in parts just to get them useable. Oh, I think that's the one you own now eric, lol. I bought a WELL USED one myself a few years ago, same deal, paid like 3,500 for it but it had quite a few newer parts and supposedly had a newer engine. I put 2 or 3 hundred hours on it and did some repairs along the way. Once the engine started to burn oil enough to foul the plugs routinely I decided it was time to trade into a new one. Now my "new" one is starting to cost money at 1,050 hours.
  7. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,332

    Im starting to think I would be better off buying a new deck for mine, along with replacing the engine. And the hopper...
  8. T-Made

    T-Made LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 91

    Around $4300-$4500

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