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All Seasons Landscaping
04-23-2009, 07:27 PM
Ok, not exactly 'new' by any standards (doesn't even come up in JD's database, haha). But, new to me. It's a 52" 16HP Deere. It's my first commercial mower, I've always used my parents' Deere tractors for my mowing (never had more than 10 customers). The pic was right when I got it home. I'm putting new belts/blades/plugs/etc. in right now, and will clean it up and post another pic. Anyway, not a bad set up for under $300, and maybe another $100 in parts. Spindles and axles are tight, etc. They built Deeres solidly back in the day!

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2507/141/81/28405203/n28405203_32917055_6530261.jpg

KCfireman
04-23-2009, 07:35 PM
awsome...............

4.3mudder
04-23-2009, 07:45 PM
Shoot, you get it cleaned up real good, she ought to look like new again for sure. Good deal you got on it. I don't care for Briggs, but for you it will be ok.

DennisF
04-23-2009, 08:01 PM
I remember using that same JD back in the 80's. I think the one I owned was a 48 with a 14 kohler. Very well built and could take a lot of abuse. I remember using it like a brush hog on heavily overgrown lawns but it could also produce a very good cut on nice lawns. I used it for about 5 years and never had any problems with it. For $300 you got a great deal. It will pay for itself in no time.

vmderrick
04-23-2009, 08:40 PM
Thats i crazy looking velke/ sulky. IS it homemade?

All Seasons Landscaping
04-23-2009, 09:12 PM
Thats i crazy looking velke/ sulky. IS it homemade?

Not sure, but it's a distinct possibility.

lifetree
04-23-2009, 09:28 PM
Be sure to post pictures when you get it serviced and cleaned up !!

ashelton
04-23-2009, 09:29 PM
congrats!!!

LouisianaLawnboy
04-24-2009, 02:06 AM
300.00 is a good deal.

lauchlan mcconnell
04-24-2009, 05:27 AM
Fix/service it and it shall serve you well , make money and up grade but keep that old girl as your backup, great price well done.


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