400 hours

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by bmxerss, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. bmxerss

    bmxerss LawnSite Member
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    Are 400 hours "too many"? My dad say it is, but I don't believe him. Its on a 2010 Encore Xtreme btw.
  2. trock

    trock LawnSite Senior Member
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    My back up walker mower has 4100 hours on. One of them has 2600 hours
  3. groundskeeperllc

    groundskeeperllc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not on any commercial equipment, that's half a season for one of my machines!
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  4. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    All depends on the price vs a new mower
    New mower has a warranty
    Sometime its cheaper just buy new vs a 2-3 yr old unit

    Like others said its not
  5. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    One of my mowers hit 5400 hours this evening. Your dad seems to think in terms of homeowner not professional landscaper. Say you mow 30 weeks a year now you mower 3-4 days a week and you rack up 20-30 hours a week on your mower. This is very normal and you can see 600-900 hours per season is what can be expected in the hands of someone that makes a living from cutting lawns. So how is 400 hours to high I would say thats 4 months of use.

    IXINRGIXI LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have 1700hrs on my exmark turf tracer and still has plenty of life left
  7. ddixon7

    ddixon7 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have an Encore walkbehind with 5000 + hours. 2 Exmark Turf Tracers in the 1500 hour range. 1 Exmark Turf Tracer with 7300 hours (Everything pretty much replaced on it of course, except the frame and deck). 1 Exmark TTHP with 1100 hours. My other two mowers are brand new this spring and have only 80 and 280 hours respectively. It depends on if its a Kawasaki engine or Kohler engine in my experience lately. If its a Kawasaki it might be about toast, but it might have a thousand hours in it also. If its a Kohler, it isn't even broken in yet.

    BTW, I have 2 Toro 2 cycle pushmowers that are 25 years old with more than 3 times the hours of the machine you are looking at.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2013

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