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nickeckes
12-10-2011, 09:18 PM
I picked up a 2003 Steiner ZTM325(zero turn) today at a house auction,

alittle bit about the mower

25Hp Kohler engine

61" cutting deck

300 hrs on it

It has an foot operated electronic deck height adjustment

with a good bath it would look brand new

it was 20 Degrees here today in WI and it fired right up with no problems and runs great. .

I was the highest bidder and paid $2,800 for it. .

i did my research before the auction and found no bad reviews on these mowers. . .

Any Thoughts?? have you used this brand before??? do you think i got a good deal?? or over payed??? give me your honest opinion you wont hurt my feelings :D

wandfsmall
12-11-2011, 01:03 AM
I picked up a 2003 Steiner ZTM325(zero turn) today at a house auction,

alittle bit about the mower

25Hp Kohler engine

61" cutting deck

300 hrs on it

It has an foot operated electronic deck height adjustment

with a good bath it would look brand new

it was 20 Degrees here today in WI and it fired right up with no problems and runs great. .

I was the highest bidder and paid $2,800 for it. .

i did my research before the auction and found no bad reviews on these mowers. . .

Any Thoughts?? have you used this brand before??? do you think i got a good deal?? or over payed??? give me your honest opinion you wont hurt my feelings :D

I think that was the last year that model was produced. They were not bad machines just they are part of the same company as Bobcat and they wanted to run less lines. They dropped that mower in favor of the Bobcat one. You should still be able to get most parts from any bobcat dealer. And you also if the hours are correct you got a good deal, they just seem really low for a 2003 model... even for a homeowner.

nickeckes
12-11-2011, 04:42 AM
thanks for the info on the "bobcat and getting parts" i did not know that. . i agree with the low hours(meter reads 0300.1 ) . . but it was owned by a old guy who died 9 years ago. .(o man it sat for 9 years???) no, the guys daughter didnt like using it and his lot was only an arce long, so she said she used a normal riding lawn mower. and each week that she mowed the lawn her husband would start the zero turn and ride it around to keep everything fresh, she also said every year they would bring the mower in for oil changes and check ups even thoe they didnt use it because she said her dad paid around 11K for it. . if he really paid 11K for it new?? i dont know...

nickeckes
12-11-2011, 05:38 AM
I MEANT DIED 6 Years Ago. . Not 9. . I shouldnt even be up at 3-4am in the morning ha

Steve
12-12-2011, 10:37 AM
Do you have a picture of it so we can see? :)

nickeckes
12-13-2011, 06:04 PM
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w49/sableboy/zeroturn003.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w49/sableboy/zeroturn002.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w49/sableboy/zeroturn001.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w49/sableboy/zeroturn004.jpg


Well there she is, sorry for the pictures being so big... just needs a good bath...

Steve
12-14-2011, 01:01 PM
That looks fantastic! Do you have any review of it now since you have had it for a few days now?

nickeckes
12-15-2011, 12:31 AM
Wont get to use it till next year. . .:mad: