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  • What should I offer for this mower?

    I have been looking for a walk behind or a grand stand mower but I do not want to have to drop the amount of money into a Grandstand. I want a 36-40". I have found this one on Craigslist. He said he would take 2200 without the trailer and I asked what the best he could do and he said make an offer so what would you offer?

    Do you suggest me finding a hydro over belt? I like the grandstand because the deck can be lifted quickly and it has the closest thing to a floating deck.

    http://norfolk.craigslist.org/grd/2831257017.html

    I have for sale a Commercial Toro 36 inch walk behind mower floating deck. 2009 model. Excellent condition starts right up runs great.It cost me $4200 brand new. I used it for residential backyards only so it has very low hours. Comes with trailer if you want. Call or email me at 757-535-4879. $2700
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    That is the mower I use to run my business. I'd offer $2000. Does it come with a bagger?

    The sulky is going to cause issues with the transmission so be prepared with a backup. It's easy to swap on a new transmission. The turboforce deck is HEAVY. The mower is about 150 pounds heavier than it should be. Makes ruts in wet lawns that my old mower didn't.

    It makes for a beautiful cut without stripe kits.

    Stay away from the 40" model. It's a turd. The 36" or 52" are where it's at.
    Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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    • #3
      That is the mower I use to run my business. I'd offer $2000. Does it come with a bagger?

      The sulky is going to cause issues with the transmission so be prepared with a backup. It's easy to swap on a new transmission. The turboforce deck is HEAVY. The mower is about 150 pounds heavier than it should be. Makes ruts in wet lawns that my old mower didn't.

      It makes for a beautiful cut without stripe kits.

      Stay away from the 40" model. It's a turd. The 36" or 52" are where it's at.
      So it does make decent stripes?

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      • #4
        So it does make decent stripes?
        You tell me. (Crappy cell phone picture, sorry.)

        This is KBG/rye mix. You may not get stripes like this on warm season turf.
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        Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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        • #5
          You tell me. (Crappy cell phone picture, sorry.)

          This is KBG/rye mix. You may not get stripes like this on warm season turf.
          That looks great. Have you altered the deck any way? Such as lowering the rear of the deck?

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          • #6
            That looks great. Have you altered the deck any way? Such as lowering the rear of the deck?
            No, why would you lower the rear of the deck?
            Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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            • #7
              No, why would you lower the rear of the deck?
              I have heard of a great deal of people doing so to stripe better. I didnt like the idea myself.

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              • #8
                Funny. That's what I'm hoping to find (used) myself.
                Going to go talk to my dealer to see if he has any available.

                I have no idea what a good price would be though.
                That one looks fairly clean - good luck!

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                • #9
                  I have heard of a great deal of people doing so to stripe better. I didnt like the idea myself.
                  Sounds backwards to me. Do you remember where you read this?
                  Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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                  • #10
                    $2200 obo = $1600 to $1800 cash in hand. who is buying mowers right no one has money and its late in the off season. pull the cash out and say this is what you can pay right NOW, you maybe able to get more in the next few days or so but you need to go look at 3 other mowers that are under $2000 first. If he needs cash all that money right there will make him drop the price.
                    hope this helps

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                    • #11
                      Not worth $2k

                      3 years does a lot to a piece of equipment.

                      $700 - $1000 only.

                      ... 2k is what you spend looking for a used vehicle, not a 3 year old lawn mower.

                      We also don't know how he defines, "runs great".... if you kick it a couple of times it'll start right up!

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                      • #12
                        Yes that will leave a better stripe but the cut will look like crap Your mower is designed to have a 1/4 rake.
                        I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts

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                        • #13
                          Yes that will leave a better stripe but the cut will look like crap Your mower is designed to have a 1/4 rake. ...
                          Yes, as in lower in the front. Lowering the back just makes no sense at all.
                          Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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                          • #14
                            Yes, as in lower in the front. Lowering the back just makes no sense at all.
                            sorry I should have explained that better, I was tired, sick, and on cold medicine when I posed that.
                            I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts

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                            • #15
                              Yes, as in lower in the front. Lowering the back just makes no sense at all.
                              sorry I should have explained that better, I was tired, sick, and on cold medicine when I posed that. Thanks for finishing the job for me mark.
                              I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts

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