View Full Version : Woods 6170 yr 2004 buy yes/no

04-01-2006, 12:55 AM
I have a chance to buy a Woods 6170 48",18hp,2 years old for $2500..
Was used at a park.
Anyone own one or have any advice about it.
I know about the pros/cons of a front deck mower.

Will use for small commercial properties.

Input is greatly appreciated.....


04-01-2006, 01:06 AM
how small are we talking on these commercial accounts??

04-01-2006, 01:11 AM
Probaly 1/2 acre at most per account.

Thanks for replying,


04-01-2006, 08:53 AM
Only 2 years old! Sounds like a pretty good deal! I have test drove the front deck mowers and personally do like the mid mount zero turns alot better for usability but for a price like that you could probably deal with it!

04-01-2006, 09:42 AM
Woods machines have been made by many different companies over the years. Not sure who was building them 2 years ago. Woods dealers tell me parts availability is not good for any of the Woods ZTR machines. They can get parts, but it often takes weeks.

04-01-2006, 09:56 AM
How many hours?

04-01-2006, 02:58 PM
I was told parts are the same as grasshopper.
Hour meter not known until Monday.
Anyone have one?

04-01-2006, 07:21 PM
Would like to know if anyone has the 6170 or grasshopper equivalent.

Mr Budget
04-01-2006, 07:22 PM
i love our woods mower & yes thats a very good deal

04-01-2006, 07:57 PM
Grasshopper has not built the woods mowers since about 1996 or 1997 I believe. So, anything newer will not have parts common to Grasshoppers.

04-01-2006, 08:15 PM
Great info guys..
I actually can buy two for about $5000
That would give me parts if necessary to canabalize if having to wait on parts.


04-05-2006, 09:51 AM
I belive the Woods Mow'n Machine 6170 might be older than a 2004. The 6170 was made by either Gravely or Jacobsen ( I forget which one for sure). Get the serial number of the unit and call Woods Equipment (1-800-319-6637) to varify year.

The tractor unit of the 6170 is comparable to the Grasshopper 618. Both are designed for the larger residential market. Yes, you can use both of them for commercial use if you don't bang them up and lug the 18 horse Briggs too much.

The Woods 48" deck design is very similar to the Grasshopper 48" deck. Both 48" decks use (2) 18" blades and (1) 15" blade. The 15" blade is in the front/middle of the deck.

The only negative thing that I see on both brands of 48" decks is that the "pulley wrap" on the spindle for the 15" blade is a little weak. Both brands could have used another idler to get more "wrap" on this pulley. This lack of "wrap" can cause some slippage of the 15" blade when mowing taller/thicker grass. It is most noticeable while mowing/turning a slight curve. NOTE: This is only nit-picking, most people would never even notice this slight imperfection.

There was a new/unused 2001 model for sale at Tulsa New Holland (1-800-759-4554) for $3999.

Don't worry too much about parts, these are simple machines to work on. You can get most wear parts (belts, bearings) at local supply stores. As for blades, you can always find them on ebay The blades for the Woods front mount deck (15", 18" and 21") are interchangable with the Grasshopper front mount deck.

04-09-2006, 06:13 PM
I bought one of the two since the other was sold and it is in great shape.

I appreciate all the responses.