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Thinking of Tradin Mowers????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 1998tahoe, May 24, 2008.

  1. 1998tahoe

    1998tahoe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    I have a 2006 Cub Cadet Tank 27HP Kohler 60". It has 35 hrs on it. Would love to have a new TANK. With the new style deck and ROPS. Would it be worth the money differnce for this. I mow very few hills. BUT I LIKE THE LOOKS OF THE ROPS. The dealer said something like 2500 to swap.???????:confused::confused::confused::confused:
  2. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,305

    For me, I'd go with the old "if it ain't broke..."
  3. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Messages: 2,869

    Why do you have only 35hrs on that one ? Is something wrong with it?
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

  5. 1998tahoe

    1998tahoe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    I bought it in August of 07. DURING A DROUGHT!!!!! Only mowed once last year. Few times this winter over the Rye grass. It takes me a total of 1 hr and 15 mins to mow my yard. But we are in the process of buying 7 more acres that is mowed now. So I would like to buy a little better mower. ROPS???? THere is absolutely nothing wrong with my mower. Just want the ROPS on it.....
  6. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,985

    Any fab/weld shops nearby? :usflag:
  7. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    When you but a ZTR or anything else there is always going to be a bigger better one they put out next year. It makes no financial sense to trade yours in. Enjoy the one you have and remember it was the bigger better one when you bought it. The new wears off anything. But it's your money, most take the ROP's off. Most company's such as Exmark will install rops on the older models, often free.
  8. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,444

    I canot wait until I have a mower paid off, I agree their will always be improvements to a mower line. ROPS whats the point of them (roll over protection)? purchase one have it welded on the mower. Unless your mowing hills or wide open area's (sun shade) the ROP just gets in the way (hung up on tree limbs) when mowing around obstacles. I would like one on our next mower; however I'm not trading in a mower or running out to purchase a new one for the ROP option. I just wear large brimmed hat, long sleeve's,or now do more night mowing.

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