Walker mower question

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by zima, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. zima

    zima LawnSite Member
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    Just going full time this year and trying to get a used lawnmower, this guy is selling his walker mower 02 model 26 hp whit a 42 mulching deck only 800 hrs on it, he is asking $4500 you guys think is a good price for the mower, and how much $ the bagging deck run for ?:confused: don;t know if go for it or just get one whit the bagging deck Tks.
     
  2. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The $4500 isn't a bad price. That mower still has a long life ahead of it. The GHS deck runs around $1460 for a 48" and $1370 for a 42". Do you have a Walker dealer located near you? The one by me sells reconditioned units that aren't bad. Make sure you absolutely need a Walker. I was practically sold on a Walker. Then I realized I don't need to haul away clipping, I might as well mulch them. Also, when I go and cut larger properties I will get them done faster with a midmount. Don't get me wrong, Walkers are one of the best collection units around. Don't forget you can get into a Walker (new) for $8800. Thats a MCGHS 18hp, 48" deck, and a warranty. Do some searches and make sure your possitive you need it. If you do... Jump on this offer. Thats my opinion.
     
  3. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sounds pretty good to me, i paid over $12,000 for mine new, with the 48GHS and 9.5 catcher.
     
  4. MCS Lawn Care

    MCS Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    I have a 42' walker with 2 decks that i dont want or need. IT is an older machine (late 90's) but all electrical is new, like 8 sets of blades and allways dealer maintained. let me know

    chris
     
  5. zima

    zima LawnSite Member
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    I'm confused about this mower. I'm going to see what kind of properties I'll be getting since this is my first full-time year. Then I will see if I really need this Walker. Thank you so much for your input. You guys know so much more than I do. I really appreciate it.
     
  6. Jody P

    Jody P LawnSite Member
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    I was at my dealer yesterday looking at new mowers. The Walker is a sweet machine but limited. If you have a lot of upscale yards the machine can not be beat. They also sell Exmark and Skag. You can add a power assisted bagger to either machine for around $2500.00. I want the Walker however to replace my old Husky I think I will purchase the ExMark or Skag. My dealer also offers Zero Down Time for $400.00. If any thing on my machine will take longer than 60 minutes to fix they will provide me a loaner.
     

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