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I am going to buy an exmark and I went to the dealer today the prices they had were $3129 - Metro HP 36", $2150 Metro 36" 12.5 hp pistols both kawas and I am a bargain shopper and have been looking for a while, I think I could do a little better. Or have the dealer throw in a mulch kit or something. What do you think. I would prefer the HP because of the double wide belts and the larger engine and floating deck but am not sure if it is worth the extra $$. Please let me know something I am going to buy on monday.
 

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Floating deck is worth alot to me. If you change heights frequently, spend the extra $$$ and get the floater. If I am not mistaken, the Metro HP has a deeper deck, can't remember, someone will correct me if I am wrong.
 

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Thanks Elephant Nest. Could you recommend on an easy way to help me work him down to those prices. With out getting him upset to bad. And were those prices with the floating deck or not. I am not sure how hard it is to change the height on a fixed deck. Any info that would be appreciated.
 

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Hey TREX a place in Royce City (rockwall area) called Four Brothers (I THINK) sells them for almost cost, he makes his money off like 100k tractors so mid-sizes are no big deal. So try them, they can get the toro 21" commercial bbc thing, like the best one and they sell em like in the low 800's from what I hear.

Garland Saw is also a great place, that's who I deal with. About to walk in there Monday morning and get my 44" Toro t-bar:-D
 

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I am going to buy monday to one way or another. I am still not sure if I need to get the floating deck or not I know I want the 15hp kawa and ecs. Do you know these guys pretty well at garland and what kind of service and deals do they offer. Thanks for the help man.:cool:
 

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No, that price was a fixed deck, but man, they cut great. As far as changing heights, it takes about 1 minute, less with the floating deck. We always just used the spacers on the front caster wheels to adjust height. Worked fine. Just use gloves so you don't get grease all over your hands. Come to think of it, it was easier to change than my TTHP with floating deck is.....but the TTHP actually changes the entire deck. But we cut many yards at different levels and only used the front spacers.

Tell him that if he can make you a good deal, not only will you buy your mulch kit, sulkies, belts, repairs, etc. from him, but also your next mower. Tell him you plan on getting a 52" or bigger within the year...he'll see future $$ and tend to go lower now, to try to get you to stay with him, hopefully.

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This is a little off the subject, but still concerning Exmarks. I am in the market for a 32" WB and know that Exmark has the Viking hydro with a 15hp Kohler. However, I'd rather go with the Kawi which is ofered on the 36" and bigger. Do you think I'd have the option to switch for the Kawi. Also, what price range wouldI be looking at (with the Kohler)?
 

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Trex- most of the prices I originally got from three separate dealers were high...but this is the best that i found:

the dealer has a special on the Toro -$2400...15 Hp Kawa- w/pistol grips
exmark metro 15 Kawa 48 inch $2470 with pistol $2670 with ecs
exmark metro 15 Kawa 36 inch $2220 with p $2400 w/ ecs


never looked at the hudros so can't give you a price on them

hope this helps- every market seems a little different
 

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i got a metro hp 48" , 15 kawi, mulch kit and sulkie for like 3200 i think
 

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shm Thanks for the post I would not mind buying it at that $2400 at all but Exmark does not show a metro 36" ECS with the 15hp kawa only the 15hp kohler and I have never touched a kohler only the kawa on my JD and it is a stong motor. If the kohler is going to be good to me I won't mind I just don't know. If anyone can help me with this thank you
 

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Trex- i didn't see the 15 kawa in exmark's catelog either for the 36inch...this dealer orders them special...i asked him twice because i thought he was making a mistake when he was quoting me the price...so apparently you can get it with the kawa...which is quieter than the Kohler...but the kohler is a decent engine

hope this helps
 

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Hey, this is a little off topic here, but for you all that bought the metro walk behinds HP or basic. How are they at going down steep hills? Do the belts hold them back? so you don't have to use the breaks, or do they slip? I am asking this because I have the Viking posidrive duel pulley belt system that Exmark discontinued. They said their sales data showed low sales. The posi drive works great for going down hill. Although, in wet conditions it will slip some like most belt drives.

Someday, I will have to replace my oldest Exmark.:(
 

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Well I brought home my new metro hp 36" I like it a lot just have to get used to it. Thanks shm for reffering me to chris garland. He sold it to me out the door for $2999 with tax and he threw in a mulch kit with it. If anyone can help me with drivers ed please do. P.S. He gave me a bum price to get me to drive the hour there and then he said sorry I screwed up but I'll give it to you for this price. So watch out for him not that he won't give you a good deal though. OH and I asked him him three times on the price when he said $2399 before I drove there. Salesmen always try to get you in the door and then go from there.
 

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Its an HP with floating deck 15hp kawa ECS for $2679 and mulch kit for $86. I didn't feel thet was a bad deal from all my endless searching I've done but if you feel diffarent please let me know. Texas has a three day return no bs law. And any help driving it would be cool. Thanks
 
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