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Need opinion on mower purchase!

CRM Lawncare

LawnSite Member
Location
North Carolina
I am looking at three ZTR mowers and below are the quotes i received.

New John Deere 717 48" 19 Kawi $5800.00 including tax

Demo Bob-Cat 52" 19 Kawi (45 hours) $5300.00 inc tax

Demo Bob-Cat 52" 25 Kawi (85 hours) $5700.00 inc tax

I have demoed both brands and would be happy with either. The Bob-Cats have several months of warranty left while the JD is new full warranty. I'm leaning toward the 52" 25 kawi on the bobcat at this point. Other opinions would be appreciated.

Charlie
 

shepoutside

LawnSite Bronze Member
Think'n you need to factor the dealer into this too, which is closer, will give you the service, and parts in the future :)
 
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CRM Lawncare

CRM Lawncare

LawnSite Member
Location
North Carolina
The mowers are at one dealer. He carries both JD and Bobcat. Does full service and carries parts on both.
 

craglawnmanor

LawnSite Member
Location
Nashville, TN
I've read about some Deere dealers dropping their competing brands and only going with Deere products (possibly pressure from Deere). Just something to think about for the future. Otherwise, either the 52" 25 Kaw or the Deere 717 should be a good choice.
 


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