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cpt87gn
12-05-2009, 02:24 AM
has anybody used this brand model are thay anygood i have the chance to buy a used one with about 100hr on it with a sulky for 1300 or less its a beltdrive 2005 homeowner what do they cost new are they reliable this will be my main mower with some 21'' as back ups i only plan on doing small residential thank you

cpt87gn
12-05-2009, 02:25 AM
how much would a mulching kit run for a mower like that

Tharrell
12-05-2009, 07:07 AM
Bob-Cats are very good machines and it sounds like you're getting a great deal.
I have 3 of them. Tony

cpt87gn
12-05-2009, 11:42 AM
which one is the better mower the classic or the classic pro

Tharrell
12-05-2009, 02:30 PM
The only difference I can tell between them is the deck is welded onto the engine platform on the classic pro. Not sure why they did that. Mine are all classics. Tony

mowerbrad
12-05-2009, 02:56 PM
I've never run a bob-cat walk behind, but I do have one of their ztr's. It is a pretty solidly built machine. It has actually been a pretty reliable mower, if my dealer was any good I would buy another one.

pugs
12-05-2009, 09:15 PM
The Classic came out first. It had single wheel drive belts and cheap Briggs or Kohler engines. It was based on their older designs with the 13" wheels. At the time they were making gear drives with 16" wheels, all 3 belts were spring tensioned...very nice machines but they were getting pricey.

The Classic Pro went to Kawasaki engines and dual wheel drive belts and basically replaced the larger machines that had 16" wheels.

Both machines have the engine deck and mower deck as a combined single piece. Bad if you ever replace a deck....but honestly decks are expensive and normally do not get replaced.

cpt87gn
12-05-2009, 09:27 PM
thank you pugs

Tharrell
12-06-2009, 03:53 PM
The only Bob-Cat I have with a single drive belt is my 32" and all 32's are like that because of the narrow width. All of my decks bolt to the engine platforms.
The new gear drive walkbehinds have a one piece deck/engine platform and red wheels. Why? Don't know. The way it was, all engine platforms could be bolted up to whatever deck was needed, even my 32 shares the engine platform of a 36, 48, 54. Tony