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Old 01-22-2014, 11:48 AM
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I've never heard that.. I have had dealers tell me that 1000 hours on a machine is like a vehicle having 100,000 miles on it though... My work truck has 300,000+ on it (newer motor,trans) but you can't tell it from driving it though & I'm sure most top manufactures would have no problem getting 2500-3000 hours with regular maintenance...
My ranger is still going with 338,000+ on it! My 2002 Exmark Viking has over 7000 hours on it, and everything is factory save a valve replacement ($450.00) at around 3000.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:49 AM
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I had a ransomes belt drive walk behind that never had an hour meter, I bought it used (1 season) in 1990... I sold it in 2005 I used it steady for 10 of those 15 years... figure 20 hours a week, 30 weeks, 600 hours a year, plus part time for 5 years at maybe 10 hours a week, 30 weeks...300 hours a year...so did it REALLY have 7500 hours on it??
This is why an hour meter is so important. How much of that 20 hrs a week was driving time, loading/unloading, trimming, clean-up, etc. My guess is you have less than half of those 7,500 hrs. In an 8 hr day, I sometimes only put 3-4 hrs on the machine. It seems longer, but in reality, the mower isn't running the entire day.
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:27 PM
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The a rule of thumb is 100x the horse power, example 23 horse power 2300 hours hope this helps,
I'm calling you out on that one. I've run mower's that have out lasted the hour meter. And I didn't realize mower's died!
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Seems a couple thousand hours on comml machines seems the norm.
I am not one to hold to the bitter end though....there isn't anyone out there that will take a heap of junk off your hands for any kind of real $.

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