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Looking at this mower for sale, wanna know what u think

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Micheal2008, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Micheal2008

    Micheal2008 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    Well as you all may know me and brother are starting up our lawn care bussiness next year and have been looking for a mower. Doesnt seem to be to easy to find one lol.. I found this one local not to far out of my way and was wondering what u guys thought about it.

    eXmark 36" Metro with a 12HP Kohler Command engine. It also comes with a sulky and grass catcher. This mower is in EXCELLENT cond.!

    Asking $1500



  2. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,102

    looks like a good deal.. maybe offer less if u r paying cash.
  3. Micheal2008

    Micheal2008 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    Yeah i emailed him asking more about it. And asked lowest buttom dollar on it. Cause i will be paying cash.
    Just wondering if a 36 is big enough, How long would it take to cut a regular acre yard minimum trees/ flat land with a sulky and just walking? and how good will a 12 hp pull someone on a sulky? Me and brother are splitting everything down the middle so it wouldnt hurt our pockets alot at $1500 but would be nicer to get it cheaper..

    Seems like everything i find is eithier 5 states away or looks like its been runned hard and has alot of hours for the money they are asking..
  4. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,102

    compare the price of that mower to a new one. Ask the dealer if it will pull a sulky, i have never bought a walkbehind that size, we run walker mowers and 21" toros. A new one like that cant be more than 2100.00.......if so i would buy a new one.
  5. Micheal2008

    Micheal2008 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147


    Heres one few local mower places around here like only one online with prices. And it says they are doing sale on there mower right now and still is $2999. I tryied to find another place local with website of exmark mower with prices new but couldnt..
  6. FDuce

    FDuce LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    When you buy stuff do you pay with something other than cash??
  7. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,536

    haha, yea i get people like that all the time. I just sold a plow and the guy offered me $200 less if he paid in cash. I asked him what other way is there to pay? Hamburgers?
  8. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    he pays with dirt and grass. :laugh:
  9. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    if you are planning to mow primarlily acre yards, I would steer you away from a 36 to no less than a 48 inch deck. Also, at 12hp, I'd say that might be stretching it to use a sulky...and you will be worn out after a day of mowing acre yards walking behind a 36". If you were looking at half acre or less lots, I'd say go for it. I mow several acre lots that take me 30 minutes or less with a 60" ZTR...would hate to think about mowing those with my 34" stander....JMO
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    An Exmark Metro 36" back in 2000 cost more than that. I bought one and it was close to $2500 back then.

    One of the weak points on any Exmark mower are the spindles. They're greaseless and are prone to not last long.

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