1997 walker

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by ashs inc, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
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    hey guys i have a friend who wants to sell me his walker 1997 ghs. 42 inch deck. this would be my first walker. hes in a pinch so i was going to help him but i dont want a dud mower. what should i look at? the motor is a kubota i think he said.

    thanks
     
  2. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 598

    anyone? anyone
     
  3. shadetreelawns

    shadetreelawns LawnSite Member
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    I have a 99 walker paid $500 for it from a friend. Motor was locked up. Replaced motor all is good. The way I looked at it was I got a great deal, and could fix most problems. If it runs use it see how the hydros are.
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  4. shadetreelawns

    shadetreelawns LawnSite Member
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    Just read that it has a Kubota motor, which means its diesel. I have heard of a lot of problems out of the earlier diesel motors.
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  5. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
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    Kubota also made a converted gas engine. They are a strong motor but bring an extra can of gas.....

    Simple to tell if it is gas or diesel. Does it have a choke and plug wires?
     
  6. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 598

    It's a gas burner
     
  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,531

    How many hours? Go over it with a fine toothed comb. Especially the shafts and gearboxes. Hopefully its a mulch or discharger as I doubt the blower wouldn't need replacement at that age.
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