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1996 Walker Model T

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by zinkjo, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. zinkjo

    zinkjo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    Looking to slowly upgrade our business. Currently only have walk behinds. Found the attached Walker for sale from a local landscaper. He is selling it for $2,400. Is that a decent deal??

  2. zinkjo

    zinkjo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    oops forgot 20 HP/42"
  3. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    How many hrs? I would say 2k cash.
  4. zinkjo

    zinkjo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    how much maintenance do u think it will be? just landscaping part time, mowing about 20 accounts 1 day/week
  5. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 721

    set as side $80 a piece for new tiers...
  6. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    Well if you get it I would sink a few $$ and change fluids, blades tires, and a new paint job. After that it should just be the regular oil,blades, and grease. Like I asked earlier hrs matter alot and what is still original. If its original motor, gear boxes, and hydro pumps with a good amount of hours I would think again.
  7. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 362

    I have a '96 model mt-ghs/20 hp kohler with 1700 hours on it. Looks better than the one in your pictures, but I have replaced several pieces of the grass handling system and the seat. I was offered 2500.00 as a trade in on a new 2005 walker.
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,200

    I bought a 2000 Walker with 36" bagging deck for $1500 and it had a 2 year old new 20hp motor on it.
  9. lawnrangeralaska

    lawnrangeralaska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 436

    it would be cheaper in the long run to have a new relieable piece of equipment that you can count on hour after hour.
  10. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    Have you demoed a new one? That unit is definately "seasoned" but aside from that I can't tell you to buy or not. I have a 2000 26EFI that I really like alot. I used to have a 98 but the 25HP motor was trash.
    The unit there is a mower with no frills. The newer units have some considerable improvements for comfort and maintenance. (the donaldson air cleaners are a must in dirty environments and are great for everyday use also.) The seat is a basic one. I am sure it will cut and give decent results but I personally don't buy really old used equipment as my luck usually gives me a breakdown just when I don't need it. Good luck on your choice.

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