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Old 11-14-2013, 01:30 PM
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It's a 2003, 48", 20hp Kohler, new belts and head gasket and deck shoot mid summer, solo owner operated since new, runs smooth hydros tight and responsive. The gamble it does have 2429 hours but chassis in great shape worth a new motor ect if necessary but runs so smooth now, no smoke ect. I got stuff scheduled till Thanksgiving all bonus for me.)

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Old 11-14-2013, 03:08 PM
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It's a 2003, 48", 20hp Kohler, new belts and head gasket and deck shoot mid summer, solo owner operated since new, runs smooth hydros tight and responsive. The gamble it does have 2429 hours but chassis in great shape worth a new motor ect if necessary but runs so smooth now, no smoke ect. I got stuff scheduled till Thanksgiving all bonus for me.)

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Is that from the place on 111 in Arundel?

If you do repower it go with the Kohler 25 you won't believe the difference with the extra 5 HP.
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Is that from the place on 111 in Arundel?

If you do repower it go with the Kohler 25 you won't believe the difference with the extra 5 HP.
Yes he was allowing his customer to put it on his lot as he has serviced it for years, but it was purchased as a private sale. I'll cross the repower issue when it arises, there are no signs anything is wrong at the moment.

What are your thoughts on the hours have you delt with similar models??
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:22 AM
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Motors will go 2k to 3k hours usually

Hydros between 900 - 1500 hours

Blower assembly around 1200 hours

Decks will last around 3k hours depending on use, same with gear boxes.

I think the hours are high personally, if you're under $2,500 on purchase you're alright, any higher than that (unless they can prove they have recently replaced components) is overpriced IMO.

If you use it mainly for cleanups you should be fine for 2-3 years........
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:36 AM
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Motors will go 2k to 3k hours usually

Hydros between 900 - 1500 hours

Blower assembly around 1200 hours

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Decks will last around 3k hours depending on use, same with gear boxes.


I think the hours are high personally, if you're under $2,500 on purchase you're alright, any higher than that (unless they can prove they have recently replaced components) is overpriced IMO.

If you use it mainly for cleanups you should be fine for 2-3 years........
I paid 2300 owner was asking 3000. I'm thinking even if I have to repower within a year I'm doing OK given some of the new parts and condition of base frame ect. I used it for about 1/2 hour last night very smooth,,,much quieter than the older ones I used to use. If I could get 3000 hours out if motor I would be happy. I think the hydros are original as well some say you can get 3000 out if those as well.

I would hate to pay 4500-5k on a 1000 hour machine and then have to do the same. I figured go new, not really an option for me, or this route on a high hour but well taken care of machine and fix as needed.
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You did alright at 2300, you should definitely get your moneys worth.
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Still cuts good and this is not the best turf/grass. Would of been a real pain doing this clean up with the 36WB.






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Clean up at a new rather intricate account for full service next year as well.


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You're gonna have some fun edging that in the spring
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