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pricing on exmark viking 52 hydro

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by eek, Jun 21, 2001.

  1. eek

    eek LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    i'm a homeowner concidering buying a dealer loaner 1998 model exmark 52 hydro with a 16 horse briggs vanguard for $2500.00 with a 6 month warranty! does this seem like a fair deal or am better off buying a new belt drive for approx same money.1 can get a 36 toro t-bar/exmark deck belt& 12.5 kaw for $2200.00 including tax!
    what makes the best sense for once a week use?
    thanks in advance
  2. scottb

    scottb LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 408

    If the dealer will stand by the 52" hydro I would jump on it.
  3. Since you are a flatlander and you can mow when it is dry I say go for a new 48" toro gear drive fixed deck with a sulky.

    If some thing does break it's cheap and easy to fix. If you only used it a few hours a week that machine will outlast you and it will be in your will.
  4. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    How many hrs are on the machine? How much area do you need to mow? Do you have a gated area? I personally prefer hydro over belt but that's my own opinion. I have a 48" viking hydro with a 18hp kohler. I didn't know they put briggs engines on them?
  5. eek

    eek LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    the unit,im told has less than 500 hours on it,serial # is 1997 model,they offered the vanguard then,i have a little over 1/2 acre to mow,no gates to worry about!

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