Originally Posted by weaver
I've never heard that.. I have had dealers tell me that 1000 hours on a machine is like a vehicle having 100,000 miles on it though... My work truck has 300,000+ on it (newer motor,trans) but you can't tell it from driving it though & I'm sure most top manufactures would have no problem getting 2500-3000 hours with regular maintenance...
My ranger is still going with 338,000+ on it! My 2002 Exmark Viking has over 7000 hours on it, and everything is factory save a valve replacement ($450.00) at around 3000.