Wanted - 44" or 48" Floating Deck Walk-behind or Stand-on Mower for $1200 or under

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by genesis215, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. genesis215

    genesis215 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    Hello, I'm new to this site, 16 years old, and just getting started in this buisiness. Someone is wanting to buy my current mower, and so I need a replacement. My current mower is great, but I really need something bigger. I would like a 44" or 48" walk behind or stand-on mower, with a floating deck, an engine with approx. 1000 hours or under (preferably a twin-cylinder engine). Either hydrostatic or belt drive; both would be fine. Appearance doesn't really matter, as long as it is not really badly rusted. I'm just looking for something in good mechanical condition. I am located in the Peoria, IL area. Any responses would be greatly appreciated.
  2. genesis215

    genesis215 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    I would also consider a rider under $1500. I can't go any bigger than a 48" because of my trailer. Thanks alot.
  3. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    it will be hard to find one without high hours to be this cheap
  4. Kris@PrecisionLawnCare

    Kris@PrecisionLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    There are great deals out there, just have to be patient.
    I just bought a 02' Ferris 48" Walk Behind, Single Hydro, with under 500 hours for $750. 3 hour drive to pick it up but it certainly was worth it. Runs great too.

    Good luck. I'd check out craigslist.
  5. genesis215

    genesis215 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    Thanks everyone for the replies. I just found a 48" Great Dane hydro walk-behind, with a 15HP V-Twin Kawasaki engine, for under $1000. It is owned by one of our closest friends (who introduced me to Lawnsite, and encouraged me to get into this business). Their friends who are buying my current mower will be delivering it to us, and picking up my mower at the same time. It's quite a deal! I guess a second question would be if anyone has a 2-wheeled sulky for $200 or less. Will I not be able to find a quality one for this low? There are ones on eBay for around this price brand new. Are they quality or not? What brands would you recommend? I have heard the Bull Rider is really good, but they are expensive. Any other less expensive brands that are still well made?

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