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blk90s13
02-29-2012, 11:40 PM
I ran across this metro 36 walk behind locally missing a motor

Would it be worth buying it and getting a motor installed possibly me doing the install


mower looks very clean very low hours the old motor was a kohler and it just blew and was taken off already, if I get a serial number can i look up the year ?

M3615kc model

the guy is asking $700 for the mower with the motor included but in pieces

LawnMan19
03-01-2012, 02:10 AM
You should be able to look up the year with the serial number, and if you can install a motor yourself I think it would be a good deal, but I would still try and offer him $500 and see you might be able to get it a little cheaper the he is asking.

yardguy28
03-01-2012, 08:14 AM
I ran across this metro 36 walk behind locally missing a motor

Would it be worth buying it and getting a motor installed possibly me doing the install


mower looks very clean very low hours the old motor was a kohler and it just blew and was taken off already, if I get a serial number can i look up the year ?

M3615kc model

the guy is asking $700 for the mower with the motor included but in pieces

if you could use a 36" walkbehind as far as cut quality the metro is a great mower.

i paid $3000 for mine brand new 6 years ago with mulch kit. the only i don't like about it is the belt drive and the pistol grip. but it was a great starter mower and works great for the gated backyards i have now.

W&Wlawncare
03-01-2012, 08:21 AM
I think 700$ is really high. It's worth about 300$ in my opinion. You have no way of knowing if the transmission is good so you could be in another 300 for a tranny. I would just cover your ass.
I bought a 2003 metro for 450$. It wasn't running and had a 12.5 hp kawasaki. Well I got it running again and guess what ... my most used gear (second gear) had a miss in it. Just be careful, you have to think why this guy didn't fix it himself and make it reasonable to fix in a worse case scenario
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v6rs97
03-01-2012, 09:15 AM
That's high. I paid $1000 for a low hour 2004 2 yrs ago with a catcher.

blk90s13
03-01-2012, 11:27 AM
After reading the last 3 replies I think I will hold off


I wanted the ecs controls on my next walk behind and I will just wait


thanks all

weesa20
03-01-2012, 11:34 AM
I would definitely watch out- a blown motor might be indicative of other maintenance issues- also I recently looked at a TTHP that they had switched out the motor for another Kawi and it had a nightmare electrical gremlin that no one could figure out.

blk90s13
03-01-2012, 12:37 PM
if you could use a 36" walkbehind as far as cut quality the metro is a great mower.

i paid $3000 for mine brand new 6 years ago with mulch kit. the only i don't like about it is the belt drive and the pistol grip. but it was a great starter mower and works great for the gated backyards i have now.


That was enough for me to walk away.

yardguy28
03-01-2012, 05:16 PM
That was enough for me to walk away.

just talked to a buddy of mine earliers today.

they are still going for 3 grand in my neck of the woods.

you can get them with the ECS. just more $$$$$

weesa20
03-01-2012, 05:46 PM
Have a Metro 36"/16 kawi/ECS for sale- $2500, barely used, looks like new.

LawnMan19
03-01-2012, 06:24 PM
If your looking for a metro with ECS controls here's a real nice one has a floating deck as well.http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=372179

yardguy28
03-01-2012, 07:35 PM
i didn't know they still made the metro hp......

that one is in excellent shape.....

blk90s13
03-01-2012, 09:55 PM
Wouldn't the ECS be more comfortable for a taller guy ? I never used an ECS before but it looks like it would less back breaking for a taller guy like me

I am 6'3"

blk90s13
03-01-2012, 09:57 PM
If your looking for a metro with ECS controls here's a real nice one has a floating deck as well.http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=372179


Nice looking mower but that looks like its 10 years old compared to the one with no motor


I am just saying that how clean that other one is