Used ZTR mowers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bjack312, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. bjack312

    bjack312 LawnSite Member
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    I am looking to purchase a used ZTR mower, probably something in the 48 to 60 inch range.

    My question to hours on a used machine. What would be considered high hours, and how many hours can you generally get out of a machine with proper maintenance?

    I am not a full time operator. I recently got a contract to cut 8 small city parks (about 1/3 to 1/2 acres each). In addition, I have about a dozen residential properties that I could use the machine on.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
  2. Action Lawn

    Action Lawn LawnSite Member
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    Finding a good used ZTR mower is hard. Most for sale are pretty used. We get about 2500-3000 hours out of our riders before they are overhauled. Then it costs about $1500 in parts labor, ect. We do all of ours in house. Our riders are 60" w/ 25hp and wb are 48"s w/ 17hp.
  3. lawnagent

    lawnagent LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 529

    Check any big cities around you for their surplus auction dates. Most come up in the spring. I have saw some GREAT deals at some of these!

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