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Need advice ASAP!!

grasssin

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
War Eagle!!
Going to an repo auction tomorrow and have my heart set on a Exmark hp 44" with 20 hp kohler. This mower only has 18 hours on it. There is also a Toro with 44" with 17 hp Kawi with 11 hours. however, there is only one 52" Toro being auctioned with a large majority of mowers being 60".


I think 60" is too much for the type yards I will be doing (residential less than 1 1/2 acres), so what is the opinions of the Exmark?

I also think the Toro is a little underpowered with only a 17 on it, but I have not used it.... any help would be apprecaited in the decision making process..........
 

Runner

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Flint, Michigan
yeah, I wouldn't even bother with thw Toro. It's just underpowered, considering you are pushing two hydro motors, too. I would certainly look into the 60's, though. Your lawns are NOT too small for a 60. I have a boatload of 1/2 acre lots I cut, and I run 60's.
 

Lbilawncare

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Illinois
1 1/2 acres deserves a 60" deck, We run 60" decks on everything that doesn't have a gate.
 

metro-hp_48

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
TN
I would love to have a 60", and it has to be the favorite size in ZTRs in general, but you know your yards. (as long as I can turn around, I never think any size is too big...but I over compensate... don't ask...he he he)

Since you have your heart set on the eXmark 44/20, follow your heart, and get it.
 
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grasssin

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
War Eagle!!
there are about 7 Exmarks 60" with either 23 or 27 hp below 100 hours on them going for auction, I will wait and see what is going to happen................


never been to one of these before and dont know what to expect ....................
 

metro-hp_48

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
TN
Most seem to enjoy their's very much, of the one's I know. Would have to go with the most HP as I could (between the 23 and 27)
 

thill

LawnSite Member
Location
Central Texas
I can't speak to the 60s (no experience) but do have a Toro 44 w/ Kaw 17.

It is slightly underpowered under a VERY heavy load but does most things we want.

We use it a lot but don't think it is particulary a good piece of equipment. BUT... if the price is right, you can do a lot of medium sized props and make money with it.

As a point of reference, we have two SCAG Tiger Cub 48s with KAW 19. Both are far, far superior to this Toro.

Good luck,
Tom
 

specialtylc

LawnSite Bronze Member
Dont be suprised if the prices these mowers bring at auction are about what you can buy a new one for. Thats just the way auctions are. Take a price list of what they cost new from the dealer of what you are looking to buy. Sometimes you can find a good deal.
 
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grasssin

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
War Eagle!!
Yeah I was wondering that because the lady at the auction told me "yeah they usually go fo less than half price" but I thought that was just to get people there............


It is a repo auction though, so I thought it would mean that the machines would have no owners
 


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