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Two questions involving walker mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wakesetter2001, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. wakesetter2001

    wakesetter2001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    First question is does $9400.00 sound like a good price for a band new MTGHS 20, with a 9.5 catcher, and a 42" deck? Also does anybody know if the brand new model Ts have the new bigger blower and the larger holes in the the screen inside the grass catcher.

    Next with the purchase of this machine, what is anybodies opinion on pricing. Do I keep my price the same because I can do my work faster and add more jobs or do I raise my prices because I am now using a much nicer more expensive piece of equipment.
     
  2. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 911

    I don't know about the new ones but that's about the price (with tax) that I paid for the same mower a couple of years ago. I don't know about the blower but I do know that the screen with larger holes has always been an optional accessory.

    I wouldn't raise my prices because I bought a new, nicer mower. Working faster should make you more money per man hour though Walkers aren't necessarily the most productive machine out there. When mine dies, I think I'm gonna stick with walkbehinds. My new Toro hydro 36 is more productive than the 42" Walker.
     
  3. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 911

    I just noticed you're in Sunriver - with your typically dry climate, you sure you can't get away with mulching most of the year rather than using the GHS? You might want to save yourself some dough and get a walkbehind with sulky and accelerator bag. You'll mow faster, have more options (bagging vs. not bagging) and it will do the same job as the Walker. The new Toro's have a built in adjustable baffle for mulching - might want to take a look at them.
     
  4. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 362

    I have a 48" MTGHS. Don't know why anyone would want the 42" deck unless you had to go thru gates less the 47" wide. I've often wished I had a 52" deck on mine. But I bought a 52" tiger cub instead.
     
  5. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,646

    That is a very fair price. I had a machine just like that for 6 years, and loved it. I really liked the cut of the 42" deck. If you can afford it, you might want to buy a 42" mulching deck. I used my GHS deck in the spring and fall, but ran the mulch deck the rest of the year, when cleanup was not a factor. The mulch deck also has a great cut.
     
  6. 2 clowns mowing

    2 clowns mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 566

    i just bought a new mt 20 ghs 42 inch deck yesterday paid 9800.00 for it. the 10.5 inch bigger blower was an option, which i got with it. along with the 9.5 hopper. i wouldn't raise my prices for mowing. if people want the clipings removed i would charge for that. only.
     
  7. wakesetter2001

    wakesetter2001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    anyone else.
     
  8. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,004

    anything over nine is too high. dealer cost is around eight.
     
  9. above all

    above all LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    Who cares what you pay if the dealer does not stand up for what he sells.

    Case in point: I bought a new Walker from the only dealer in central Oregon last September and i am still awaiting for them to make good on the promises that they made to me. Two letters and over ten emails and nothing. Nothing.
    I love my walker(s) but if your thinking of buying anything from this dealer, do think again. ie: Workensport Sucks!
     
  10. wakesetter2001

    wakesetter2001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    So what are the promises that they are not taking care of. Who is the salesman that you deal with. I have never really cared for workensport do to issues with a snowmobile I bought but I know I want a walker and I don't really want to drive to the valley. I am already having trouble with the salesman not calling back. He is going to find out today that I am not messing around and that his not calling me back when he said he would may cost him. I am thinking about calling there distributer directly.
     

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