Help with buying a Scag ZTR on Craigslist

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pastorjoe77, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. pastorjoe77

    pastorjoe77 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    Hey guys needed some help from some people with a little more experience than me. I saw this and was wondering what should I look for or if there are any red flags that pop up when you see this listing. It is a brand new motor with 40 hrs on it. The hydros were redone two years ago. What would be other areas of concern. Thanks Joe
  2. intimidator782

    intimidator782 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    That looks like a great price for that machine. The motor and hydros are the two major things and those seem to check out. Other things might include rust on the deck or anywhere else, tire wear, condition of the bagger. Belts and blades are cheap but keep them in mind when your negotiating on price. Looks like a pretty clean machine for a good price. But keep in mind hours. Anything over 1500 is a lot. Good luck with it.
  3. Clark Griswold

    Clark Griswold LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 554

    Good grief, he couldn't even wash it!
  4. intimidator782

    intimidator782 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    Well dang thats gonna cost about $100 to wash, knock it off the price! :drinkup:
  5. pastorjoe77

    pastorjoe77 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    Seems real similar to the Walker mowers but I don't know if I was to buy it clean it up and end up not liking it what do you think I could get for it. Are these pretty easy to operate? I mostly use walk behinds and "i know I know" Lawn tractors in my small business but how will this mower change how I'm doing things now?
  6. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,336

    I would stay away from the turfrunners, low volume unit that didn't really do so well in sales or in the field.
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