John Deere or Exmark???

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by PoconosRob, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. PoconosRob

    PoconosRob LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Howdy All,

    First thing id like to say is GREAT SITE! I am doing a little research on starting my own lawn care business out here in the poconos and I have a "possibly" stupid question. I am looking at Exmark equipment (Lazer Z AS 60" 23hp kohler and a Metro HP 36"walk behind with 15hp Kaw). And I am also looking at John Deere equipment (737 Z-trak 60" 23hp Kaw. and a GS75 walk behind with 17hp Kaw). I recieved a quote of $10,498 for The 2 Exmark mowers, and a quote of $10,400 for the 2 John Deere mowers. My question is.......Is there any differences in the two manufacturers that im not seeing?? Im sure i would have reliable equipment with either one I chose...I just wanted to make sure I looked at it from every angle before I go refinancing the house!! hehehehe

    Any input would be greatly appreciated


    P.S. All I have so far is the '04 Chevy Siverado 4x4 x-cab.....gotta start somewhere!
  2. pcnservices

    pcnservices LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    Did you look into dealer support and after sales service? This is one of the most important factors you have to look at when purchasing $10500 worth of equipment.
    Exmark is probably the best bet here - try the 27 hp on that 60". 23 hp might be a little under powered for the bigger sized decks.
    You can also try the search function and deep into the archives for more info on the Deeres and Exmarks.
    Good Luck

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