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Saleing A Mower....what Whould You Pay?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by iamthelawnman, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. iamthelawnman

    iamthelawnman LawnSite Member
    Male, from inverness,FL
    Messages: 73

    I have a 48' Lesco viper it is about 3 years old and i have taken very good care of it, change the oil every 2 weeks and greased once a week. runs great. change the air filter ever three day. i paid $5,000.00 for it and i have know idea how much to ask for it? how do you come up with a fair asking price? thanks for all the help guys....

    Born to Mow
  2. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    What's the price of a new one? From what I've heard, Lesco mowers don't hold their value real well.
  3. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    I think it's under 6 for a new one.

    How many hours ?

    I would say in the 3k range.
  4. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
    from gone
    Messages: 859

    I'd pay 2k, cuz i'm a cheap bastard. $3,000-$3,500 range seems about right tho.
  5. KINGjosh

    KINGjosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 531

    sounds like you did some extreme maintenance
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    that is exactly what I was thinking
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I'm going to say in the $2500 to $3000 range if the buyer knows what he's doing. Last October I bought a 2003 60" Dixie Chopper with 28 Kohler EFI and 29 hours for $4500 and I just sold my 2001 Dixie for $3800.
  8. lawncare4u

    lawncare4u LawnSite Senior Member
    from S>C>
    Messages: 399

    I might go $500.00 :waving: :blush: :waving: :waving: :waving: :waving: :waving:
  9. iamthelawnman

    iamthelawnman LawnSite Member
    Male, from inverness,FL
    Messages: 73

    the mower has 1000. hours but the clock stop working..... left out in rain. :dizzy:
  10. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    I almost bought one until I asked around to other LCO and one company just traded in all three of his that were 1 and 2 years old for Exmarks, all three of them had stress cracks galore on the decks. And the dealer was selling them for about 2k each. One was $3200.00 only because it had a bagging system and lower hrs. They only had about 500-800 hrs each. They ran good but looked like they were falling apart.

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