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mikeyshane331
02-05-2005, 07:02 PM
I Have Found A John Deere 48 Inch 17 Horsepower Kawasaki Walkbehind For $1500. It Has About 800 Hours And Comes With A Velke. I Think It Is About A 1996 Model Because It Has The Yellow Deck. Do You All Think It Is Worth It. I Am Just Starting Out.

K&L Landscaping
02-05-2005, 08:46 PM
Is it a hydro drive or a belt drive? If it is a belt drive NO WAY!!!! I'm not sure if I would consider it even if it is a hydro. 1996 with approx. 800 hours, I think you could find a newer machine with fewer hours for about the same money.

pcguy
02-05-2005, 09:59 PM
That seems a little bit on the high side. With 400 hours or less, a good price for a 96. But with 800 hours I'd be very careful and really check that engine good.

mikeyshane331
02-05-2005, 10:31 PM
im pretty sure it is a belt drive. i posted the same thing on another forum and they acted like it was not that many hours for that year and a good price. i have searched for some cheaper used ones around here but cant seem to find any where do you all suggest to look for used ones??

stumper1620
02-05-2005, 11:07 PM
Is it a hydro drive or a belt drive? If it is a belt drive NO WAY!!!! I'm not sure if I would consider it even if it is a hydro. 1996 with approx. 800 hours, I think you could find a newer machine with fewer hours for about the same money.
Are you sure its 800 hours, I fail to see the big concern here, what engine is on it? staying on the lean side figure you mow for 20 hrs a week. thats only 40 weeks work. if a kohler,B/S commercial, kaw or handa can't make a season and a half something is wrong.
If that motor was maintained it should be able to make 3k, it's barely broke in.

stumper1620
02-05-2005, 11:15 PM
oops, my mistake, i missed the specs there. 17 hp kaw. I f its been maintained it should have a lot of life left in it. It would make a great starter or back up machine, belt drive, i've not seen much better pricing anywhere. everything i look at is 2k+, check it over good, if its a good machine GRAB IT AND GROWL! :D