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Old 04-19-2004, 07:28 PM
RBall151 RBall151 is offline
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Need Opinion about this Mower

I found a mower, and I'm only looking to do around 10-12 residential yards a week. I'm 18, so it's just a summer job before I head back to College.

I'm trying to find out how much this mower is worth, and what you guys think about this mower for the jobs I will be doing.

The Mower is a 36" Toro Eaglestar. It's got a Kawasaki FB460V engine, and I think it's a 15hp engine. It's a 1993, and it says on the engine, Full Pressure Lubrication, Cast Iron Cylinder Liner, Reciprocating Balancer and it has an Electronic Ignition.

I just got it started up today, but I have to fix a flat tire before I can start mowing with it. What are some things I can check it for before I buy it..ect?

Any rough estimates what it's worth?

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Old 04-20-2004, 06:23 PM
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Old 04-20-2004, 06:36 PM
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Sorry man, don't know anything about this thing.
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Old 04-21-2004, 10:43 AM
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You need to get as much info as possible, try to find out some history about it, how was it maintained? was it used in a commercial business? replacement cost? it is almost 12 years old, but if was only used occasionally it could have a lot of life left in it . So check it out with that in mind.
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Old 04-22-2004, 12:17 AM
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For the Past 3 years, it's been sitting in a storage shed..and it's been maintained regularly. It has a brand new belt on it, but it needs a new tire from sitting for so long.

It was owned by a "friend", and he just mowed about 5 yards a week with it. Before that, it was owned by a 18 year old at the time..and just mowed around the neighborhood.

My main worry is if I buy this thing, and the transmission goes out..or something major (200$) repair is needed. Do I just hope for the best after I've tried it out?
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Old 05-23-2004, 05:36 PM
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have a mechanic (prefer small engine) check it out
most people very happy to help a young guy out
(feeds our ego)
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