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is it possible to get a used ztr for this price...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stevesmowing, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    Right now I have a 48" wb belt drive and was wondering about getting a ztr for next year. I don't have the funds to go new so it has to be used. I am would like a 61" with under 1000 hours on it. At least a 22hp kohler or 23 kawasaki. As far as brands I don't have much of a loyality either way. Anything fron exmark to scag to hustler to ferris to bobcat or what ever else. Bottom line i would like to get out with only $3,500 of damage to the wallet and no more than $4,000. Is this possible and what is the best way to try to find a used machine?
  2. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,125

    I bought a Hustler Z 52" with 23 kawi and only 48 hours on it for $4500 last year. I bought it from a home owner that used it for one season, then decided to move to a smaller lawn.

    You just have to let everyone in town know you are looking.
  3. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    I know of a 2001 Ferris IS 4000 with 1300 hours on it here in MN that you could get for $5000. I know this because that's what the dealer gave me for it on a trade.

    Other than that, I've sold a 3 year old Toro 150, 20 hp / 52" deck with 1200 hours on it for $4,000.

    They're out there, just have to find them.

  4. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,143

    make an offer on this if you want to Drive from NY.
    99 Chariot 25hp, 61" deck More hrs than you want though, I think 1,6?? Hrs

    Pictures from disk Chris 571.jpg
  5. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 976

    Sure it's possible. I bought a 61" Scag TT with a 22 hp Kawasaki. It had 1380 hours on the mower and 820 hours on the motor. It needed some minor repairs, but I only paid $2200.
  6. a a green

    a a green LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    Look for a Country Clipper from shivvers, if you budget is to tight.You might be able to find a deal on a used one, now they arent the best machines but they work great for a low budget machine... just something to think about.

  7. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    thanks for the help. A 2,200 for a scag tt would be an awesome deal. Just gonna have to keep my open.
  8. statman

    statman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    I know of a 1997 Scag SSZ with ~1700 hours (bought new in 1998). 22hp Kohler, 52" Includes bagger with 5hp briggs pony. Probably could buy for 3750.

    Send me a PM if interested and I can get you a pic and details.
  9. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    I managed to but a Toro Z Master 52" 23hp Kohler for $4800.00 It was from a homeowner and only had 51 hours on it and was 2 years old.
  10. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    It is very possible. You will need to check the newspapers, for sale magazines such as the Valley Trader and let every equipment dealer know repeatedly what you are looking for.


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