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tonym10
11-05-2002, 03:09 PM
I am looking to buy a mower for my own lawn, about 1 acre ,I can buy a used Walker Model C ,16 hp, kohler , 42" with grass catcher
,I was considering a Hustler Fastrak,an a couple other models, Can anyone tell me about this Walker , are the controls good?Tha price as $5000,it has 100 hours,and is a 98 model

greenman
11-05-2002, 05:45 PM
Do you want to get through in record time or in average time? A Hustler will get it done way faster, and leave a great cut. Walker is not built for speed, its a detail mower. It will give you the best cut. Do you need to bag everything? Or why not mulch? I think the price for that Walker is too high. Even though it has 100 hours, its still 4 years old. I wouldn't pay that much for it. That particular model brand new is under $7000.

tonym10
11-05-2002, 06:03 PM
I do not need to bag every time, and I dont want to, I would like the nicest cut in the quikest time.
Thank you for the info.

Green Pastures
11-05-2002, 06:13 PM
The Walker is probably not for you.

tonym10
11-05-2002, 06:33 PM
With the Walker I would be able to bag when there are alot of leaves and when the grass gets thicker in spring.This is where I get confused about what mower to get , if I get Fastrak will mulching blades be ok for all year , what about in the fall with the leaves and in spring with thicker grass?

mowerconsultant
11-05-2002, 06:44 PM
The FasTrak will mulch grass and leaves any time of the year, even in heavy growth and heavy leaves, it will "Excel".........
Just put a set of Gators on it and install the mulch kit.

Hope this helps

Pj

bubble boy
11-09-2002, 01:15 AM
for just an acre i'd say the walker is fast enough, and will give you great quality of cut.

tonym10
11-09-2002, 10:23 AM
Thank you for the responces, i was a little off on the price of this used walker, it is $5600.00 , sounds like alot for 98 model being the smaller size 16 hp, 42 inch deck(it has only 100 hours) with grass catching system.
Does anyone know how much I should be able to buy a new one of this size Walker with the grass catcher should be?

Green Pastures
11-09-2002, 06:36 PM
I just paid $11,500 for a 2002 Walker, 48" GHS, 9.5 bushel hopper with HD gearbox and a light kit as options. It has a Kohler 26 HP EFI twin cyl. V-twin engine, (sounds like a small Harley at idle).

I love this mower.

You said you wanted to go fast, that's why I previously said the Walker is probably not for you. But you will get EXCELLENT quality of cut. You can always get the Walker and learn how to drive it then get the speed up kit for it. The speed up kit brings the MPH from 5.5 to almost 7.

The more I use my Walker the more I like it. Just put 4 more hours on it today.

greenman
11-09-2002, 10:39 PM
Originally posted by tonym10
Thank you for the responces, i was a little off on the price of this used walker, it is $5600.00 , sounds like alot for 98 model being the smaller size 16 hp, 42 inch deck(it has only 100 hours) with grass catching system.
Does anyone know how much I should be able to buy a new one of this size Walker with the grass catcher should be?

That particular C Model, probably around $7500.

Brickman
11-11-2002, 08:31 PM
That isn't a bad price for 100 hours. Altho I would certainly offer less and see if they would take it.
Walkers hold their resale better than you might think. Even trashed, hard used 8, 9 years old can still bring a pretty penny.

If you want more speed get the $25 speed up kit. Adds 1.5 MPH.

IBGreen
11-17-2002, 10:34 PM
Get the Walker you don't have to bag every time. You can prop the back of the hopper open with a little thing Walker sells, and the grass clipping will fly out of the back. Then they sell a speed up kit for $25 that will make it run about 6.5 mph. Fast enough for an acre, and it will leave the best cut imaginable. Try to get him down to $4,000.

MikeLT1Z28
01-02-2003, 02:35 PM
i bought my walker ('98 Model T, 42" GHS 20hp Kohler) for $3500 with 730 hours on it. good low hours (if they didn't disconnect the hour meter) but still too high for a model C if you ask me.