Is this a good deal on an exmark metro W/b?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by matt1487, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. matt1487

    matt1487 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    Purchased about 4 years ago (Howard Brothers Duluth). Last tune-up over a year ago. used for just my house & a parents past year on less than 1/4 acre yards. Freshly sharpened blades, no bagger. Has a Kawasaki 12.5 motor, has ECS on the mower, & is tagged by factory# FB46OV. Mower was used for 15 customers in 2 1/2 season of a short lived side company of mine & has been used very little in last year.

    Thats the description he gave me, everythign is working like it should. price is $800 and is about a hour and a half drive. I live in a smaller city cant find too much used equipment. Any advice?

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  2. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,624

    Yep. Thats a $3,000 mower new. Just check it over good.
  3. dawgfan66

    dawgfan66 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    great deal if engine runs good
  4. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,020

    That is a good deal no matter what if the seller is honest:drinkup:
  5. matt1487

    matt1487 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    Thanks for the feedback hopefully I dont drive 2 hours there and back for nothing
  6. dawgfan66

    dawgfan66 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    if it was at my dealership i would ask 1500
  7. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,533

    I'd certainly grab it for that much. I have the same w/o the ecs, and about 250 hours, and I would want closer to what dawgfan says if I were to sell it. The only thing visibly wrong is the discharge chute is bent, no biggie. Even if it needed spindle bearings, they are no big deal to change out. Those and an idler pulley on the trans drive belt are the only repairs I've had to make.

    If you decide you don't want the mower, try to sell the guy a lawn renovation, then your trip won't be wasted, haha. Looks like a case of the cobblers kids have no shoes.
  8. Paradise Landscapes

    Paradise Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 959

    Trade off renovation for mower!
  9. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,472

    Yes it is. I sold a 36 toro (same mower just tbar) for 1200 and it had more hours on it.
  10. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    It looks GREAT to me.....

    Wish I would have found something like this before I bought the Quick 36

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