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My Hustler Super Z has 75 hours.. How much is it worth?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JohnBanks, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. JohnBanks

    JohnBanks LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 181

    Thinking about selling my Super Z with 75 hours 2010 model. How much depreciation did it have in the midwest????
  2. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Messages: 2,869

    Not sure you might need to talk to a dealer about trading it. I just sold my 2006 Super Z 1100 hrs for $3500. Now I need a new mower fast.
  3. scagman52

    scagman52 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    May I ask why are you selling it? Not happy with the cut or other reason?
  4. JohnBanks

    JohnBanks LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 181

    The cut is annoying. I have to double cut most yards. Doesn't stripe very well. I am going to try G6 blades and if that doesn't help I might throw it in a pond. This one as opposed to MJB seems to be built well and won't break as much, other than how many drive belts I will break with sticks.

    Doesn't save a ton of time over my Deere 737 mowers.
  5. cujrh10

    cujrh10 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    That really stinks. I'm looking hard at these and this post scares me a bit.

    I'm guessing its probably worth a couple hundred bucks at this point. give me a call and I'll pay double that :D j/k
  6. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Messages: 2,869

    John The stripe roller does an excellent job of striping on the Hustler. I had to put both front air baffles in the highest position to improve the cut using mulching blades. But it still leaves a few stragglers at times side discharging.
    But as far as striping it as good as any of them if you use the roller.
  7. Exmark#1

    Exmark#1 LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Messages: 109

    What kind of grass are you mowing when it is leaving stringers? Let me know if you come up with a price too.
  8. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,702

    To answer your question: You can pretty well figure that a ZTR will lose 30% of it's value immediatly after it is sold, and used to mow grass a few times. This may seem like a lot, but unless you are very lucky in selling it, that is what you can expect.
    Given today's economy, you will be lucky to get it sold at that pricing. If a prospective buyer has fairly good credit, they can buy a new one and finance it for a long time, at very low interest rates. They will not be able to do that when buying your used machine. This makes a new, although higher priced machine, a better deal than your nearly new, used one.
  9. cujrh10

    cujrh10 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    I can vouch for this. He just described the situation I'm in and the approach I intend on taking. Good call Mowingman
  10. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,350

    It all depends on what you are willing to sell it for and if a buyer is out there. I sold a one year old Super Z 31Kawi 72" deck for 8K w/250hrs on it. I bought it for 10.2K OTD while some would say that is a hit at around $9/hr it made a good chunk of change last year using it. Put it up for sale this spring as I didn't think it would get as much use this year with the 72" deck and someone bought it. Got lucky I guess.

    Also it depends on if you bought it at the right price or not.

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