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Old 09-30-2013, 10:08 PM
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Good or bad buy?

Hello everyone, I bought this mower (2004 Toro ProLine SFS 30403) over the weekend for $500, do you think I got it for a decent price? I was looking for a cheap 36" to start with because all I have are two 21" honda mowers. It starts up after 3-4 pulls and it cuts fine but the only problem so far is there's a gas leak in the engine. I was planing on replacing the engine after this one dies.




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Old 09-30-2013, 10:23 PM
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For 500 bucks seems like a decent deal
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:54 PM
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I traded in a 44" belt driven pro line in less than average condition and got $900 from the dealer so I'd say you got a steal on it. I wasn't expecting half that for it.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:35 AM
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That's good to know. I was worried for a bit because I thought I payed more than what it's worth.

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Old 10-01-2013, 09:45 AM
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Floating deck! You got a good deal alright!
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:56 PM
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For $500 I'd be worried that it was stolen, also those engines don't leak gas, not like that anyhow... Probably you need to fix the carburetor float mechanism and if fuel has gotten inside the engine you need to change the oil and filter immediately because it has been contaminated, and the longer you wait to fix that fuel leak situation the more often you get to change oil and filter (like try daily) and if you don't change the oil and filter that thousand dollar 15hp Kohler won't last long at all.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:14 PM
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For $500 I'd be worried that it was stolen, also those engines don't leak gas, not like that anyhow... Probably you need to fix the carburetor float mechanism and if fuel has gotten inside the engine you need to change the oil and filter immediately because it has been contaminated, and the longer you wait to fix that fuel leak situation the more often you get to change oil and filter (like try daily) and if you don't change the oil and filter that thousand dollar 15hp Kohler won't last long at all.
Even a broken clock is right twice a day;-) Herler hit it on the head I think. That mower should fetch double that. Even with pistol grips. Easy carb to service. Probably just a bit of dirt in the needle and seat. Factory fuel filter was 80 micron on those if I remember. They probably picked up some crud, then changed the filter afterward.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:29 PM
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I hope it wasn't stolen. I'll save the sellers info just in case.

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