Originally Posted by TPendagast
I had a ransomes belt drive walk behind that never had an hour meter, I bought it used (1 season) in 1990... I sold it in 2005 I used it steady for 10 of those 15 years... figure 20 hours a week, 30 weeks, 600 hours a year, plus part time for 5 years at maybe 10 hours a week, 30 weeks...300 hours a year...so did it REALLY have 7500 hours on it??
This is why an hour meter is so important. How much of that 20 hrs a week was driving time, loading/unloading, trimming, clean-up, etc. My guess is you have less than half of those 7,500 hrs. In an 8 hr day, I sometimes only put 3-4 hrs on the machine. It seems longer, but in reality, the mower isn't running the entire day.