Walker with Hours

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CircleC, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. CircleC

    CircleC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW
    Posts: 309

    Went out yesterday and looked at a late 90's Walker MTGHS. Has a 25 hrspower Kohler with 1880 hrs. Unit was owned by the City of Medford, a guy bought a few mowers from the city and fixed them up (repaint). Mower is in really good shape.

    I'm a little concerned about the hours on machine. Runs good, started right up, hydros felt tight, didn't smoke, no leaking oil and it didn't look beat up. Guy is selling for $4600.

    What are some of your experiences with Walker with high hours...seems like a good price.

    Let me know what you guys think, give me some feed back....thanks!
     
  2. Kutz Lawns

    Kutz Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 526

    If he gets $4600 for that no wonder he's in the business of fixing them up, I would too!

    That's way too much & he's waiting for the right sucker to come along!

    Probably worth half that, maybe!
     
  3. CircleC

    CircleC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW
    Posts: 309

    Thanks Kutz.....What would you pay for something like that? I thought it was a little high....was thinking closer to 3k or so.
     
  4. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 958

    That mower should be no more than upper $2K range but preferably around $2K even. New paint doesn't do much for the rest of a machine facing retirement.
     
  5. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,767

    wow, don't do it! thats a lot of $$$$ for that old of a model. I personally wouldn't pay over $1500.00
     
  6. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,013

    Call the Walker dealer and ask for the Walker Bluebook value that Walker gives to the dealers.
     
  7. djchiodo3

    djchiodo3 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 345

    Simple answer. NO NO NO
     
  8. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,723

    I hate to just jump to conclusions. Can you find out what has been done to the mower from the shop records. As for as we know it could have a newer engine, hydro's, blower, ect.......... . All of these type items could change the price.
     
  9. CircleC

    CircleC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW
    Posts: 309

    Turf Dawn.....there are no records for the machine since it was purchased from the City of Medford. When the guy blasted it for repaint he blasted all the serial number off. I don't think its stollen, the guy seems too straight up for that.

    Owner says he has only put about 100 hrs on it, just too big for his lawn. Im starting to think he's asking too much. I could use a machine like that, however; I dont want to get stuck with a bomb! Maybe I will take 2k cask over to his place and see if he will take it.

    Keep it coming...
     
  10. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,370

    I think somewhere between $ 2-3 K would be fair !!
     

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