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TopNotchLawnCare
01-26-2012, 05:20 PM
I am wanting your guys opinion on this Walker mower. This guy is selling if for a friend and believes it is a 1991 model, but is not sure about it. How do I find out what year it is? It has a 16 hp Kohler with around 1,184 hours. Deck is either a 42" or 44". It looks to be in really good shape. He is asking $2,500. Do you thing this is a good deal? I don't really know that much about Walker Mowers.

Thanks

Wecutgrass
01-26-2012, 05:23 PM
theres a guy around here selling a 36" thats a 2003 with 760 and 40 hours on the mower for 3500. i tried to go meet up with him to see it but he kept giving me the run around..

TopNotchLawnCare
01-26-2012, 08:04 PM
Anyone? What should I offer for it?

Wecutgrass
01-26-2012, 08:09 PM
It's 20 years old. I would offer no more than 1000
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KS_Grasscutter
01-26-2012, 08:21 PM
I don't see why it wouldn't be worth at least $2,000. Though I have heard a lot of bad things about that 16hp engine.

Wecutgrass
01-26-2012, 08:24 PM
Everything is 20 years old. The motor and hydros have to be on there way out
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TopNotchLawnCare
01-26-2012, 08:35 PM
Not even sure at this point if it is a 91 or not. He said there is a little wiggle room in price.

fireman gus
01-26-2012, 10:16 PM
$2500 is way too much. We bought a 1999 model 2 years ago with 800 hrs. for $900. The 16 hp engine has not been known to be very dependable.

Wecutgrass
01-26-2012, 10:17 PM
Ya I think 500 dollars would be a good price.
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TopNotchLawnCare
01-27-2012, 03:59 PM
Thanks guys for your input. I went and looked at it last night and it ran well and looked to be fairly well taken care of. But I am passing on it, because he was asking to much for a 20 year old machine.

TopNotchLawnCare
03-16-2013, 05:31 AM
I am bumping this back up because I found another Walker mower for sale. It is a 2003 GHS 48" Diesel with 475 hrs for $3,500 Price sounds fair to me, but I haven't looked at it in person either. Opinions? Only problem is I don't always bag, usually only during spring clean ups and leaf season. So how can I use this mower in the summer without having to collect clippings? I know they make the No Catch Deflector (http://www.walkermowers.com/options/grass-handling-system-options.php), but for those who use these how do you avoid throwing clippings in mulch beds when turning, etc?

windflower
03-16-2013, 11:28 AM
Thatis a great deal! Is it a 18 or 21 hp engine? Mine was $16,000 new 1000 hours ago. No way would I sell it for less than $10,000. I haven't noticed any wear in the hydros yet. Unless they have been opened you should get 500 to 1000 more hours out of them. Sounds like it was used privately and the owner doesn't know what it is worth. Unless you see a major issue buy it. I love mine.

windflower
03-16-2013, 11:29 AM
You can get a mulching deck for it.

windflower
03-16-2013, 11:42 AM
You can test the hydro performance by using the machine for 30 minutes or so. Worn hydros will not work as well when hot. With cold oil they all perform like new. I mention this in case the clock was replaced.

jrs.landscaping
03-16-2013, 02:25 PM
3,500 is a steal, that kubota motor will go AT LEAST 3500 hours and the hydros should last 2k hours if they aren't abused.

Landrus2
03-16-2013, 02:34 PM
Did you say 475 hours:confused:

TopNotchLawnCare
03-16-2013, 04:39 PM
Thatis a great deal! Is it a 18 or 21 hp engine? Mine was $16,000 new 1000 hours ago. No way would I sell it for less than $10,000. I haven't noticed any wear in the hydro's yet. Unless they have been opened you should get 500 to 1000 more hours out of them. Sounds like it was used privately and the owner doesn't know what it is worth. Unless you see a major issue buy it. I love mine.

He wasn't quite sure, but he thinks it is a 21 hp. He said all maintenance was keep up on it and this was his back up unit and only used it on his own yard. The only thing that was done to it was a new belt. Comes with extr blades also.

You can test the hydro performance by using the machine for 30 minutes or so. Worn hydro's will not work as well when hot. With cold oil they all perform like new. I mention this in case the clock was replaced.

He said everything was original on it. I have never used a Walker before, but worn hydro's will fill sloppy or not be very responsive if abused, correct?

3,500 is a steal, that kubota motor will go AT LEAST 3500 hours and the hydros should last 2k hours if they aren't abused.

Any tips on what to look for with these mowers? I assume check for play in deck drive shaft, leaking hydro's, play in spindles, condition of impeller, and of course all fluid levels.


Did you say 475 hours:confused:

Yes 475 hours.

jrs.landscaping
03-16-2013, 05:08 PM
radiator, grease points, deck gearboxes, hydro pumps/gearboxes, wiring harnesses, and pulleys.

TopNotchLawnCare
03-16-2013, 06:26 PM
radiator, grease points, deck gearboxes, hydro pumps/gearboxes, wiring harnesses, and pulleys.

Radiator - check fluid level. What else?

Grease Points - check and see if they have any grease on them? The only way I know to tell if they are good is use a grease gun and see if they accept any grease.

Deck Gearboxes - check for leaking fluid and broke shear pins?

Wiring Harness - what do I look for here? Burnt or cut wiring?

Pulleys - check for play/wear?

TopNotchLawnCare
03-16-2013, 07:50 PM
Well It was all set for me to pick it up tomorrow and I just got a call back saying it was sold out from underneath me. Oh well..:rolleyes:

Landrus2
03-17-2013, 08:32 AM
Hey top notch don't feel bad that mower Was bad news:waving:

Golfpro21
03-17-2013, 11:19 AM
as for using the walker and not bagging, you can just open the hopper door and it will dischcarge, you just have to be extra vigilant on blowing your clippings on cleanup.

You can buy a deflector that is designed to keep the clippings down, but I didnt find it made much of a difference, it was just something else to get caught on trees and house corners etc

Armsden&Son
04-25-2013, 11:27 PM
Hey man that first machine is not a 1991..... Just to let you know in case it's still around... The hopper is way too big to be that old... Older models had a much smaller hopper... To be honest, that looks post 2002 to me...