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What would you pay for this machine?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tomk123, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. tomk123

    tomk123 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Recently I have come across a used 48" Exmark Metro. Four years old, belt drive, 17 hp Kawasaki, all brand new belts, fully serviced, no major problems. I tried it out and it ran fine, very responsive. The owner is asking $900 but will probably come down a bit. Do you think this is reasonable? Thanks for your time.
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I feel that is a very good price for it. You can't go wrong. I would try first by telling him $750 cash and see what he says.
  3. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    Thats exactly what I would do.
  4. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,265

    is he a landscaper? If he is, maybe he can come down a bit....if he is a homeowner, snatch it right away.

    I'd never buy another belt drive again. I hated mine.
  5. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    i agree on the no belt drives thing.
    i think the hydro is money well spent
  6. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    If you need a belt drive, snatch it up at that price...
  7. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    Try and talk him down.Otherwise jump on the deal...

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