local dealers out of control prices $$

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dlandscaping, Feb 25, 2002.

  1. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 835

    after reading the prices and quotes you guys get for machines i am shocked at the prices i am getting when i was browsing for new equipment. i know price varies around the country but i mean some of you could get a ztr for the price of my hydro walkbehinds. take a look at these prices. how do they compare with yours?
    new scag hydro 48inch 17kawi twin recoil fixed-$4800 floating$5300

    new exmark tthp 48inch with ecs 17 kawi twin recoil -$4999 elec start-$51999

    new exmark tthp 52inch with ecs17kawi twin recoil $5199
    e/s $5399

    new toro 44 hydro tbar 15kohler $4500 pistol with 15kawi twin $4600

    new toro 52 hydro tbar 17kawi twin e/s $5300

    new exmark 52zhp 23 kawi engine with bagger $8600

    new toro z100 52inch 23 kawi with bagger $8400

    new scag tiger cub 52 23kawiwith bagger $8800
    i am afraid to check for the price of bigger machines, these prices are not including my discounts but be real. i hear some people buying mowers for even more than this unreal!!:angry:
  2. kroll

    kroll LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    new Scag TC 52" 23hp Kaw. cental In. 6950.00
    w/o bagger before tax
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    i agree u need to look elswhere . 8400 for a z100 . ill check
    but i think there closer to 5000 around here. if we are talking the same machine ,it has a very light ,homeowner type deck.
    i dont need that to worry about . later now ,hope u find better deals elswhere.
    ps it just occured to me . the one im talking about has i believe a 17 hp motor.could be mistaken on that.
  4. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 835

    toro has a homeowner time cutter series with 17hsp engine that is about $4300-4500. there is also a z100 44" with a 17 kawi twin for about $6500 here.
  5. juststarting023

    juststarting023 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    I just got a new exmark 48'' hp metro floating deck w/bagger and sulky 4050.00 15 hp kaw and put 2050.00 down and 9.9% for 36mths for 80.00 mth i didnt think this was bad after doing some pricing myself around here in northeast ohio....... i say keep shopping my friend maybe in another state i bought mine in PA and live in ohio ........:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
  6. Downeast

    Downeast LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,163

    dlandscaping , Prices seem to be a little better here on the cape.23kawi52" exmark or toro about 7500 , maybe a tad less.
    awm, the toro z100 17kawi44" has different bearings than any of the other z100 series . The deck its self is the same .
  7. trimmer

    trimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    Toro Z100 44" 17hp is 6000 and the 52" 19hp is 6500 both are kawi's.
  8. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I kinda made a statement a week ago to the regional distributor. Basically I told him that the prices on machines were increasing yearly, but the prices of the end users (us) are not rising at the same pace. He looked me in the eye and said "we've never thought about that."

    With people driving prices down, and cost of machines going up, eventually the manufacterers will get it. Just hope we can all be around when they finally do.
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Well said, Eric. Some of these guys need to get "real".
  10. I priced a scag belt wb last year ( 17 kawi 48" advantage) at $2900.00
    when I checked 2 weeks ago on the same mower the price was now $3900.00. I couldn't believe scag went up $1000.00 in 1 year. I know I should
    buy local but I may make a road trip to the closest Lesco. Same machine list
    for $2500.00

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