used mower advice

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Bustin ace in 2008, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Bustin ace in 2008

    Bustin ace in 2008 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Hi everyone. I have an opportunity to pick up a 05 SCAG TURF TIGER zero Turn Rider, 61" ADVANTAGE DECK, 27 HP KOHLER engine. with 1100 HOURS,LARGE GRASS GOBBLER CATCHER. the mower is in great condition and they are asking $4900 would that be a good deal or not. Any help would be great
  2. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    Doesn't seem that bad of a deal to me. 250 hrs a year over five years is not a lot of hours. I believe new that thing is around 10k. Since they are ASKING 4900 OFFER a little less and see what you can both agree on.
  3. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,227

    I would go for 4500 if possible, that 4900 sounds a little to much, 1100 hours is not a whole lot either, but I would try to come down with the price a little bit. Cash Talks, BS walks.
  4. obland

    obland LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Messages: 22

    $4900 sounds a little high.

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    This sounds like some good advice.
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    No, unless it's a diesel I would say you can probably do better.

    I couldn't get more than 5,000 for my '06 60" 25hp Kawasaki Ztr with under 200 hours if I tried.

    And folks may not want to hear this but the Blue Book on a mower is just like on a car, it drops like a rock,
    unfortunately a mower that age, at the most it shouldn't cost more than half the price of new.
    Unless it was garage kept and looks it, maybe then, but the hours are too high for that...

    Yeah ...
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2009
  7. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    FIRST: What type of mower do you have? Are you comparing your SCAG to this mower or anyother brand? If its another brand it would be clost to being pointless.

    SECOND: If the cost new for this mower is 10k, then the ASKING (thats the key here) price of this mower seems to be right on.

    THIRD: How come it automatically can't be garage kept? 275 hrs per year over 4 years. Assuming 30 weeks in a year that's only 10 hrs per week...not much in the commercial world (IMHO).

    Granted a little more needs to be found out about the mower...does it burn oil, are their leaks around the seals, how are the belts, are the tires bald, is the deck all banged up, is it rusted up bad, is the seat all ripped, spindle condition, etc. I dunno, huge assumption, but I would think this was for a farm or something where they were cutting a few acres a week on the farm.
  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    I would do this as well!
  9. IntegrityGuy

    IntegrityGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    it is worth around 4000 and 4500.

    But if it is in really really good shape with almost perfect paint then it is worth 4900$

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