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Just bought a Simplicity Cobalt used,good deal?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by WOODSHED, Mar 24, 2009.


    WOODSHED LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 57

    Local LCO traded in several used Cobalts as he is switching to Snapper Pro S200X's for the 2 year commercial warranty. The one I bought has 377 hours, 27 horse Kohler Command, 61" deck. Pretty clean other than the rear bumper is scratched up pretty badly and the front suspension arms have a few scrapes. Cleaned up real well. Has a new set of blades and was completely serviced,hydros and all. It needs new rear tires,$60 a piece. These are around $8500 new,is a one year old one worth the $4000 I paid for it? I sold my Ferris IS 1500 Z 21/48 to get this one, the Ferris was just too smallfor my new place, went from 1/2and acre to 6 acres. Whatcha think?

  2. sslopok

    sslopok LawnSite Member
    Messages: 231

    If you are happy with the price you paid than yes you got a good deal. In the last few weeks I have learned that it is better to not ask after you bought something. If someone says you got ripped, now you have to live with that. If you don't ask you can look at that mower evereyday thinking "dang I got a great deal"!
  3. outlaw1960

    outlaw1960 LawnSite Senior Member
    from denver
    Messages: 307

    They are nice mowers, wish we had a better dealer out here...ours is also a John Deere dealer.....so we all know where his allegiance is...hahaha

    WOODSHED LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 57

    Does the 377 hours in one year scare anyone, or is that just broken in for a quality commercial engine like the Kohler Command 27? My 21 horse Kawi only had 43 hours on it.


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