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Old 01-22-2014, 08:48 PM
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1990 Hours?

I wanted to hear from the seasoned guys on here what is a high amount of hours to have on a Toro Z-Master ZTR? I've seen a few on line but I'm not in to spending a few thousand and then getting burned.
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:47 PM
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Your gonna end up dumping quite a bit of money into any mower after the 2000 hour mark. Maybe the current owner has already dumped that few thousand into it though.

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Old 01-22-2014, 09:51 PM
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Your gonna end up dumping quite a bit of money into any mower after the 2000 hour mark. Maybe the current owner has already dumped that few thousand into it though.

Michael
Is that right, What are we talking about? Clutch, spindles, Trans, Blade assembly, talk to me. I'm new to ZTRs I've been using commercial Walk behinds.
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Redmax EBZ 8000
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Tarps up the wazo
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BOSS 7'6" POWER-V STEEL BLADE
2Stage Snow Blower (I have to think of a loading system because these things are HEAVY)


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Old 01-22-2014, 10:07 PM
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hydro motors and spindles tend to be the most expensive, but nothing is cheap.

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Old 01-22-2014, 11:22 PM
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Thank you,
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Rakes ect

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Old 01-23-2014, 06:45 AM
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Try and find out about any recent repairs or if the machine was solo owner operated, those tend to be in better shape. It is definitely a bit of a gamble, but you should also be spending between only 2-3K I'm guessing depending on the model/engine vs the 10K plus for new. There have been plenty of engines and hydros go on machines with close to half those hours. I personally would hate to spend 5-6K on a machine that is supposed to be about 1/2 way through the expected service life on the major components (engine/hydros) only a month later to have to make a expensive repair. High hour machines just don't be disappointed if you have to replace part of the drive train in the near future, but then you will have a new drive train now under warranty for what you would of paid for a well used machine.

Or you could get lucky and get another 1000 hours out of it and really be ahead of the game.
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Right around 2k hours....if you are looking at buying a machine like that make dang sure you don't overpay. If you are taking it off someone's hands for little or nothing, that is the best bet.
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I sell all my wore out equipment at 1800hrs Cheaper to buy new
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:50 PM
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I sell all my wore out equipment at 1800hrs Cheaper to buy new
Hey KDJ how long those it take you to put in 1800 hours on machine
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:57 PM
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I run four mowers. I buy one every year, So about four years.
I run Hustlers but I may try the Kubota Z725 this year.
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