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Old 04-27-2013, 09:36 PM
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how many hrs do you expect to get out of your permagreen, or other ride ons?

how many hrs do you have on your ride ons and still going strong? how many hrs should i expect to get out of one if taken care of?
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:41 PM
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Sold my Ultra at about 1200 hours. Hour meter quit 2 years before.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:57 PM
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Im still running my 1988 DC model hour meter stop working in mid 90s and shows 2k on it

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If it has the letters KUBOTA on it, it will last a minimum of 5000 hours with regular pm!
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:37 PM
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:16 PM
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:49 AM
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how many hrs do you have on your ride ons and still going strong? how many hrs should i expect to get out of one if taken care of?
The answer to that question is totally subjective. Care and maintenance is the key to the life of any piece of machinery. i.e. cars that have driven a million miles and my daughter flies an airplane built in 1958. Now with that said you have to understand that us manufacturers are taking parts and putting them into the worst situation there is for metal parts, fertilizer and water. Then the people that buy them turn them over to the loving care of a young person who has a hot date every night so he has no time to clean it. This is after he has played moto-cross with it for 8 hours then he will take it out the next day and do it all over again. Get my drift.
In my 39 years of doing this I have seen much and I can tell you that the best cared for machines are the ones that are owned / operated by an individual and he cares for his machine as it is his income and he does not want to walk. As said above with proper care and maintenance a unit could last indefinately. You have high quality parts in all ride on units, great engines and most parts made of stainless steel, so the manufacturers are trying. But, the owners have to do their part to insure the Production Life of any machine.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:03 PM
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What are your best care tips? I keep the oil changed and look over the machine for parts that need attention.

There has also be some talk here about washing off ....good or bad? I blow the machine off regularly but give it a good rinse off after a fertilizer round is completed.
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