Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 04-06-2012, 10:25 PM
Orrdc Orrdc is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 269
Valid points, thanks man. Here is how little this one has been used, it has the original blades and they were still looking good. However they weren't mulching blades

As far as the sulky it was the one that flexes
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 04-07-2012, 12:40 AM
mtmower's Avatar
mtmower mtmower is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Western Montana
Posts: 1,108
Wow. Good to hear. Check the underside of the deck and see if there is still quite a bit of paint in tacked. That would be a good gauge unless someone had repainted it which is unlikely.

Be careful of using a true mulch blade on a side discharge. It won't hurt anything, but your QOC may suffer and/or discharge. Unless you actually install a mulch kit along with the mulch blades. The G5 is as close to a mulch blade while still being a side discharge blade.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 04-07-2012, 12:51 AM
Orrdc Orrdc is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 269
Thanks again mt, I am still torn about it. Just browsing cl in other cities, of course not mine, I see some other mowers I like better for not a ton more money. Just not sure if I wanna buy a 20 year old machine now matter how good of shape it's in
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 04-07-2012, 01:16 AM
mtmower's Avatar
mtmower mtmower is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Western Montana
Posts: 1,108
You have a good point. Even rubber items age when not being used. ie tires, hoses, belts, seals. The newer models may have better deck design.

If your not familiar already with it try using searchtempest.com to search.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 04-07-2012, 01:18 AM
Orrdc Orrdc is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 269
Yea that what I've been using,found a few I like just kinda far. But the prices aren't much different. I may just hold out, made it this far. Thanks again for all your help
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:12 AM.

Page generated in 0.07014 seconds with 9 queries