What should I offer on this mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by clayslandscape, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. clayslandscape

    clayslandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have been looking for a walk behind or a grand stand mower but I do not want to have to drop the amount of money into a Grandstand. I want a 36-40". I have found this one on Craigslist. He said he would take 2200 without the trailer and I asked what the best he could do and he said make an offer so what would you offer?

    Do you suggest me finding a hydro over gear? I like the grandstand because the deck can be lifted quickly and it have the closest thing to a floating deck.

    http://norfolk.craigslist.org/grd/2831257017.html
     
  2. K&L Landscaping

    K&L Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just my opinion, if this is going to be your primary mower I personally would not get a belt drive. If it's going to be a second mower or a back-up then go for it.

    Looks like a great unit and I think $2,200 would be a good deal. Offer $2k and see what he says. Those Turbo Force decks really cut good.

    Good luck!!
     
  3. clayslandscape

    clayslandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a 48" zmaster 2011 with only 115 hours
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  4. K&L Landscaping

    K&L Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well then, I think the mower you're looking at would be a great addition. From the pics it looks like it's in very good condition. If I was closer to VA. I wouldn't mind picking that one up for myself.
     
  5. clayslandscape

    clayslandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    What kind of mowers do you currently have?
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  6. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    That was my second choice when I bought my w/b. I was between a 32 and a 36, I went with the 32 which was a good decision for backyards. I think 2700 is fair where I live at. How many hours tho that is the question. Belt isnt that bad but you just have to keep adjusting the belt. Its a good starter mower. However, my next one will be hydro.
     
  7. gibbonsballer10

    gibbonsballer10 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I use that same mower (except mine has the newest 15hp kawasaki) on all of my lawns. It leaves a great cut and is very easy to use and productive with the velke. I got a 2010 model with low hours shipped from FL to MD fro $2100 after everything, so I think you may be able to get him a little lower.
     
  8. clayslandscape

    clayslandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Does the mower stripe well for you?
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  9. clayslandscape

    clayslandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Does a belt driven mower like this one still have true zero turn capabilities?
     
  10. OneLineAtATime

    OneLineAtATime LawnSite Member
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    Go low $1600, start some were low

    Belt drive is zero turn as well
     

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