How many hours showing on a new ZTR?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bigz1001, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. bigz1001

    bigz1001 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    What is an acceptable number of hours to be showing on an hour meter for a new ZTR? What is an unreasonable amount for a "brand new" one? Thanks.
  2. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    Not really sure what you are trying to say.

    IMO a new machine has ZERO hours on it. Or should I say less than and hour for breakin/testing purposes.
  3. mcclureandson

    mcclureandson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 242

    Bought one new this year with less than 2 on it...
  4. l1011100

    l1011100 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    Mine had .1 on it.
  5. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    mine had .3 on it and that was because i tested that particular machine for a few minutes before i loaded it up.
  6. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 967

    They need to start them to move them right? Because isn't it really hard to push a hydro, or impossible?
  7. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    Not only hard but bad for the pumps. There is a correct way to move hydros though.
  8. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    I know what you are talking about. I have been looking for a 52" Z and all the ones that they want to get rid of have a min of 25 hours on them. I was ready to buy one ( had 45 hours on it) He wanted only 100 less than new. To me that is ridiculous. Guess what... He still owns it.
    I won't buy one that has less than 4 hours on it period unless they are giving me a hell of a deal.
  9. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    Mine had .1 on it also. Hydros can be pushed easily with the flip of a switch. If they are moving it from one side of the showroom to the other, it should be pushed. If they have them outside or something, I could see cranking them each time to move them in/out.

    25 hours on a machine is used. At least get a demo price.
  10. beransfixitinc

    beransfixitinc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    IF A MACHINE HAS NEVER LEFT THE DEALERSHIP, IT IS NOT USED. I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT WHAT YOU PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT.. A machine still comes with the full factory warranty, no matter how many hours it has on it when it leaves the dealer. I guess you all go and look for trucks with absolute 0 miles on the odometer too huh?

    Also, I would like to see you all push a close to 1500lb machine around and turn and manuver it frequently.

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