Used equipment hours!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by realtree27, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. realtree27

    realtree27 LawnSite Member
    from harrah
    Messages: 32

    Is 1500 hours to many for a used zero turn? Just wondering, thanks guys.
  2. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    Depends on the maintanence performed during those 1500 hours IMO.
  3. realtree27

    realtree27 LawnSite Member
    from harrah
    Messages: 32

    Lets say it was taken care of average!

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    A lot of hours buy it cheap,figure if your not pleased and you want to sell it what's it worth.
  5. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    This is all gonna relate to price, number of hours, you already covered maintenances & your final commitment to repairs or final expectations

    2 summers ago .... bought a 2001 Walker with a 25hp Kohler .... we'll maintained ....lots of maintenance receipt front deck, tires, seat, belts & small stuff

    Had 1500 hours on it .... price was $3500 .... figured the engine had another 1000 hrs, n the hydro's good till same time frame

    Last Spring had to finally replace the engine at round 2800 hrs ....hoping for more ....cost installed was $1800 .... just had to replace the left hydro at 3600 hours (800 on the new engine) another $800 installed ...right hydro should be replace now ...but just having a new shaft n bearings put in for another $150 ... hope to get to next spring before all that

    Point being ..... I still got what I think was a good deal ... all in all it's now a fair "new" machine n less than the cost of new at $8k .... which I did not have to come up with all at once fit my need at the time & I realized that I was gonna have to replace major parts in time ....but I did get productivity out of it before I had to re-invest back into the mower
  6. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    If it is a DIESEL, it is just broken-in !!! :weightlifter: :weightlifter: :usflag:
  7. steve45

    steve45 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,325

    I recently bought a 2000 Scag Tiger Cub w/ 1180 hours for $3200. I figured it was good for 2000 hours on average, which would last me a long time as a homeowner.

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