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"Good Deal or Not"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Nelson, Jan 12, 2002.

  1. Nelson

    Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Is this a good deal or Not

    52" Toro Z
    526 Hours
    2 1/2 Years old
    23 HP

    For $3,000
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Bearing in mind that I haven't seen the mower I'd have to say "Buy It!".
  3. Have you been able to give it the good lookover?For just 3 grand and only 526 hours i say buy it to.
    Im no toro expert though i never owned one.But i have some exmarks and i think mechanicaly they are the same just the mower deck different .
    And i would certainly jump at a exmark at that price with just that many hours.
  4. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    sounds like a great deal. id say buy it too, providing everything looks like its working mechanically sound.
  5. fivestarlawnken

    fivestarlawnken LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    I would look over it real well,amd if everything checks out BUY IT!!!!!!! That mower is priced at a very nice price.
  6. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    go over one morning . dont call first. look for white, black smoke in excess.shake the spindles,look at the plug. if its new,
    get your mechanic to evaluate it. a plug thats been run a while can tell a story to an educated eye. good luck ,sounds like a good deal. by the way pay close attention to steer responce,hydro fluid tank etc
  7. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    See if the greese zerks have been used. I went the other day to look at a metro and the guy sucked at maintenance. I don't think he owned a greese gun. Nice mower needed to many little things to make it worth the money he was asking.

    Point is, just make sure it has been well maintained. If they don't greese, I would doubt if the oil has been change correctly either.
  8. Nelson

    Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Thanks Guys,

    It is @ Toro dealer, where I buy my Equipment. Someone
    purchased a New Toro Z, & is selling this one. When I
    was there this morning he told me that it probally will
    not be for sale come Monday. There were a lot of people
    asking about it. I guess I should have purchased it. I know
    the guy that owns the Toro shop. I grew up with him. He is
    trying to help me out that's all. If I do not get this one, He assured me that he will look out for me on another deal. Demos etc etc. Again thanks for the input. Everything looked fine on
    this machine. I even drove it. Now I have to have one. It will
    cut down on time. I only have a Toro 32" now. I will post again
    when another deal comes up, and maybe yall can let me know
    if it is a good deal.......:cry:

    CLARKE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    sound like a sweet deal low hrs was probley only used 1 1/2 seasons sound like the guy just got bigger mowers a want to sell it cheap.:blob1:

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