Help! Is this Ferris a good deal?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lil'MowinMan93, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Lil'MowinMan93

    Lil'MowinMan93 LawnSite Member
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  2. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    The price is good, especially for including a trailer, depending on what the trailer is. He might not take $4500 for that thing. It's got fewer hours than a dealer demo. Do you think you could sell the trailer?
  3. tnpete

    tnpete LawnSite Member
    from West Tn
    Messages: 180

    Keep in mine, This mower If I am right does not have the suspension on the back. And does not ride anywhere as good as the 2000's or above.
    But I do know my uncle bought one like that back in the spring. And his was a little higher then that without a trailer.
    But then again the guy needs to know the unit is used. Even if its under 4 hours. You still drop $$$ as soon as you sign. And I would cut some off the $6000 he is asking. Figure what you can get the trailer for. Then knock off for the unit being used.
  4. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    The 1500 does have rear suspension. The front is not exactly independent suspension--it pivots. That mower should sell for $6000-6500 brand new, so if the trailer is worth maybe $1000 (not knowing what kind of trailer it is), then he's taking $1000-1500 hit off of purchase price.
  5. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,536

    My dealer is selling that machine for $5600 NEW. Not sure what the trailer is.
  6. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    I got a 1500 with 52" deck and 25 HP kawasaki with a pivot trailer (6x8) for $6000 and it had only 30 hours on it. I would go brand new at the cost you are paying. You might as well get the warranty with it.
  7. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    They have a nice website. I know dealers can get a quantity discount, so maybe he's passing on those savings. And it was $5800 when I just looked. When I figured my local sales tax on that, it's almost $6200.

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