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Old 08-18-2014, 11:36 AM
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older MTD commercial WB 36" worth it?

I need a 36" mower for the rest of this season for some smaller residential lawns, to much for a 22", yet to small for a ZTR. A guy has one for sale for $500 is it worth it?
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:14 PM
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Will probably last the rest of the season as long you don't plan on a sulky and weigh 250.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:15 PM
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I'm about 230, but I'll be walking.
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:18 PM
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That is a heck of a deal for a good running commercial walkbehind. It is the same basic design, and most likely the same parts as a Cub Commercial, yellow paint, and a Lesco,(pre JD buyout), green paint. This might have a different engine, but otherwise, all are almost exactly the same mowers, all built in the same plant.
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:20 PM
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13hp Briggs. I haven't pulled the trigger on it yet, but it seems like a good deal.
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:37 PM
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go for it. it'll last longer than the rest of the season. been looking for a decent 36" myself. prefer hydro but for 500 bucks you cant beat it
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:40 PM
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Thanks for helping make up my mind. I'll go and look at it tomorrow.
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:36 PM
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I purchased it. Now I need to learn how to use it. And the blades are as dull as a 2x4.
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:36 PM
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Easy peezy. From neutral shift into desired gear with knee while holding both handles tightly. Ease out both hands at same time. Use varying pressure on handles to steer. To stop squeeze both handles tightly and use knee to shift int neutral.
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:23 PM
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Do they make a mulch kit for these things, or should I just fab up something to block the shoot and run some mulching blades?
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