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Old 07-20-2013, 11:21 PM
Hotshot MO Hotshot MO is offline
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john deere L100, L108, L110 ??

I realize this isn't expensive commercial equipment like most if you run but if any of you have a review on this style Mower I would love to hear it. Next year I am starting up and don't have much money to go on. I plan on buying one of these off Craigslist for $600 or less. I know they are priced cheap for a reason. And I was wanting to run it for a season to get my feet wet in lawncare without high startup cost. And trade up to a better mower if all works out good. Any High wear points to look for and do they mulch good. Thanks
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:44 AM
unit28 unit28 is offline
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wear oints that I can think of are
blades, sharpen very frequently because the BTS will be awefully slow
spindles, belts and an unserviceable transaxle

keeping the deck leveled for the best cut can only help to a certain point,
because buying used, you're likely going to get one with a dinged or slightly bent deck

check around the outside of the head for excess oil build up

when testing it out , after it's warmed up try to restart it.
sometimes either way when it's hot or cold, if it has trouble restarting
it may have rod issues.

just be ready to spend extra money to keep your used purchase operating

for mulching, it won't e a mulcher but rather it will side discharge,,
to keep a decent grass dispersal that hides the clippings, try a gator type blade.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:35 PM
rungreen rungreen is offline
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I would spend a little more money and get a different mower. You can find older deeres for 1000-1500 that would be a lot better. Had a 110 for a few weeks couple years ago, they are total junk.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:07 PM
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mpriester mpriester is offline
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it won't hold up to commercial use very long. IMO you may be better off buying a used walk behind and sulky.
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