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Old 12-17-2002, 06:29 PM
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how long will they last

i know everyone has had different experiences with different brands, but what's your opinions on how many hours a well kept ztr will produce.
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Old 12-17-2002, 06:30 PM
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Several thousand.
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Old 12-17-2002, 06:38 PM
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Several thousand.
I agree with 65hoss...but there are some considerations that need to be taken in account too...job conditions, preventive maintenance, and the person operating the machine.

For the most part, "employers/owners" take better care of equiment than do "employees/operators".
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Old 12-21-2002, 06:44 PM
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I have been looking for some new machines and I have been learning some things about why some will last longer than others. As mentioned maintenance is a key factor, but I have also learned that the simple no thrills design seems to be a better way to go. At first I thought I wanted all the fancy electric clutches and buzzards and stuff, but when it was explained to me that a machine that does not have all of this stuff on it just effecienct design there is less things to go wrong with it. I do agree that I do want the coolers and donaldson filters and stuff that will increase engine and hydro life but some of the other things that some companies do sounds good but can be expensive when it breaks.

I have a schweiss mower with 2300hrs on it.
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Old 12-21-2002, 07:53 PM
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our grasshopper dealer, has been selling hops for 15yrs.he also sells exmarks and wright.he told me in 15yrs he rebuilt many engines but NEVER a kubota gas or diesel,only in class.so he could'nt tell me how many hours to expect .:blob4:
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Old 12-21-2002, 08:23 PM
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I have 5000 hrs on a 322 JD Tractor - Yanmar 3 cylinder diesel and it purrs like a kitten - should go at least 10,000.
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Old 12-21-2002, 09:13 PM
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At first I thought I wanted all the fancy electric clutches and buzzards and stuff, but when it was explained to me that a machine that does not have all of this stuff on it just effecienct design there is less things to go wrong with it.
And who was it that explained it all to you? The guy selling the one that did not have any of that stuff on it? Hmmmm sounds like a sales pitch. Think about this, if (lets say) the electric clutches were such a problem, why are so many MFG's using them and were is the threads on here telling us of all the clutches going out? Plus if you are referring to DC, you had better look at their web site. They are putting a new machine out with an electric clutch. So if its bad why are they using one?

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Old 12-21-2002, 09:35 PM
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Actually, I've had a certified master mechanic tell me that they are troublesome and unneccesary. How did we ever get by without them? Why does a 15 hp engine need an electric clutch?
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Old 12-21-2002, 10:19 PM
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Why does a 15 hp engine need an electric clutch?
My 15HP 36" TTHP does not have one!
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Old 12-21-2002, 10:56 PM
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lets stick to the topic!!!!

3000-5000 if taken care of oil,filters,grease.....
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