Whats a fair price?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by clean_cut, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. 2Brosmow

    2Brosmow LawnSite Member
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    hydros are gonna be easier to handle - especially the bigger walk-behinds and easier to manuver around objects.

    I just picked up an 05 exmark viking hydro with 585 hours with brand new drive tires for $1800

    Scott
     
  2. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We sorta got off subject though, do you think either of them are good deals? (The mowers in the beg. of the thred)
     
  3. Tom'sLandscapeDesign

    Tom'sLandscapeDesign LawnSite Member
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    There is no changing gears. On my ferris, I push down on my thumb control to go forward, push deeper to go faster, lift on the thumb control to go backwards. All without taking my hands off the bars at all. Add in the independent side to side brakes and I can pivot turn.

    On a Dual Hydro, I can push down with 1 thumb and pull up on the other to spin in place "zero turn"
     
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    How much does a brand new car devalue?
    By how many miles it has been driven...
    And by how old it is...

    I use that as a guide.

    But see, I know the price of these machines new and I know how they devalue and why,
    hence why I said I suggest going to the dealer.
     
  5. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So a dual hydro would be good. Did those sound like good deals though, I'm wondering if I should try to talk them down on the price at all. Any opinions about Exmark or Scag, I'm thinking that it's mostly a personal opinion just like dodge or ford. Am I right?
     
  6. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So a Hydro would still have a lot more value than a belt, and it would keep it's value for future resale?
     
  7. Tom'sLandscapeDesign

    Tom'sLandscapeDesign LawnSite Member
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    Really, I had a belt and absolutely hated it.
     
  8. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    O.K, I'll try to look for a hydro, do you think that Scag was a good deal though? 2001 Hydrolic 52" with about 1400 hours priced at $2000?:confused:
     
  9. Tom'sLandscapeDesign

    Tom'sLandscapeDesign LawnSite Member
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    Thats high IMO.

    I bought a 2004 Scag 52", Honda 19 with 1000 hours for $1300. It was $1800 even for the Scag and a Lesco 48" Belt Drive
     
  10. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So, I'll try to talk him down some, was your scag a Hydro? Any other opinions out there?

    I also found a great dane 2004 Scamper HG Dual Hydro, used residential for 3 years with around 300 hours (no hour meter), comes with jungle jim's two wheel sulky for $2000-This a good deal?
     

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