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comments @ pricing on these wb

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DEA, Jul 10, 2004.

  1. DEA

    DEA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Geting closer to a decision
    Here is what I've looked at so far
    Ferris 48 hydro 15 hp Kaw.$3950.00
    Bob Cat 48 hydro 17 hp Kaw./elect. start $4050.00
    Exmark Viking 48 hydro $4400.00
    A very slightly used Great Dane 48 hydro 15 Kaw $3000.00(still looks new)
    The Deere dealer is supposed to have some new 48" hydro's in soon
    Still thinking about the Better Quick for $2000.00
    I tried out a Ferris SD at a dealer just to see how it steers.It's the one that uses a riding mower type transaxle. Just to get an idea of how the Better Quick would steer.(so so)
    What do you guys think of these choices and prices?
    I don't mind to drive a little to save a lot
  2. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    I prefer the cut from Bob-Cat.
  3. bobcat175

    bobcat175 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 377

    I bought a used Ferris 48" 13hp SD for $2000 and returned it after its first use. There is only ONE hydro pump. Not a true zero turn, you won't be happy. Get a DD if you go Ferris. I ended up with a 2 year old Bobcat 48" hydro 14hp w/velke/grassgobbler for $2750. I've had it since 2000 and still love it. How many hrs on the Great Dane?
  4. DEA

    DEA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    The guy that owned the shop said maybe 15 hrs.He was selling it for a guy that bought a 36"and 48" Great Dane new.
    And decided lawn care wasn't for him.
    The paint isn't even scratched on the deck.
  5. BrianK10

    BrianK10 LawnSite Senior Member
    from usa
    Messages: 252

    I'm with Tharrell - I'd choose the Bob-Cat.

  6. madmusic

    madmusic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    for 2000.00 i would try the better 36
  7. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    Definitely get the Bob-Cat!!!!!!! I love mine!!!!!!!!!!
  8. Husky03

    Husky03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 432

    The Better Quick 36 is just unbeatable when it comes to price. I am seriously considering this as my first big piece of equipment.
  9. youngdude

    youngdude LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    My 36 inch Bob-Cat is almost 15 years old and my 48 Bob-Cat is coming up on 9 years old and both start on the first pull if its above 40 degrees. Wouldnt trade them for any other mower!
  10. apluslawn

    apluslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    I have a 48 17 kawi hydro bob cat wb that has performed flawlessly with about 200 hours only thing I dont like is the pistol gripsbut I dont use the machine as much now that i have upgraded to a z which is alot easier on the hands good luck:p

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