Good price for Navigator?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KS_Grasscutter, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    My local dealer has a 42 inch Exmark Navigator for $7800. It is a demo unit, with like 50 hours (I think, cant remember exactly). Anyway, is this a good deal? I am possibly going to get either a 42 inch Navigator or Walker here sometime soon. The only thing I do NOT like about it is the lack of a high dump, and even the slide in bins like Walker has. At this point I am leaning towards a used Walker, but I guess if the Navigator is a good enough deal, I can find a way to dump it lol.
  2. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
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    KS, I have the Navigator and the crews like it so much I have a second on order.
    The only issue on the Navigators was the first year of issue there was a problem with the double pto belt which ExMark released an up-date to correct.
    Make sure this one has been subjected to the TSB up-date.
    The price you are quoted is very attractive but the resale on the 42" deck falls way behind that of the 48".
    My 48" new cost me right at $11K for the tractor unit and deck.
    The 42"'s were offered at right around $10K or so.
  3. Mr Priceless

    Mr Priceless LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    KS, just to give you a heads up....some guy is selling a ridiculously low priced 27 HP KAW LC HS 70 miles from you in Augusta.
  4. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    Not worried about re-sale, plan to keep this for a LONG time. Right now it would be my only mower, but in a couple years would get another bigger mid-mount and just use this for the smaller yards and back yards. Just have too many 4 foot gates that my Dixon doesn't get in, and honestly, I am tired of walking:laugh:

    How do you guys dump your navigator? I am thinking about dumping into three Rubbermaid containers, then dumping those into the truck. Just have to be sure to not fill the catcher clear full.

    What is a LC HS? BTW, you wanna buy another Dixon (2300 50", 23 kohler, with bagger)?
  5. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    Forget the Nav its Ford junk.

    Best of all is Lexus LX470
  6. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,783

    What are you talking about SUV's? hahah we are talking about mowers here!
  7. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thats what I was thinking :laugh:
  8. Mr Priceless

    Mr Priceless LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    Liquid Cooled Horizontal Shaft engine...i saw the listing on ebay

    "kawasaki 27hp horizonal engine liquid cooled new 5hrs
    nice motor has 5 hours of run time Item number: 180137037909

    Seller of this item? Sign in for your status
    Bidding has ended for this item

    holy crap;)!!!

    I saw it like....4 hours ago, it wasn't supposed to end in another 6 days!

    but gathering the best i could remember, deerhunter11 was the seller of the item...his reason for getting rid of it was that it would fit his log splitter...the bidding (With no reserve) started at $100.00

    I carefully examined all the pics (10 of them) and it was in immaculate condition...

    ah well, anyway nah, I'm good on the offer for the dixon (not good, broke is more like my situation)
  9. bigbone

    bigbone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    My choice is the Lexus RX Hybrid.
  10. tallimeca

    tallimeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,229

    Sale Price New is 10,700, so you are saving 3 grand out the door!!!

    There were an abundent about of demo units available in my area that we sold and great prices like that. Now that they are out there and people seeing , the new sales have been growing. Plenty of info in my sig about the machines.

    The update on the pto belt is just a support arm for the engage pivot to keep it from cocking to one side or the other when it gets some hours on it. Just a small bracket and a couple bolts . Dealer should put it on for you before he sells it.

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