Advice on this mower please.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by WHIPPLE5.7, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I found a 1999 John Deere WB 36"(looks to be gear drive). Homeowner got it new, used from 1999-2003. It looks pretty clean. I can get it for around $600.
    I was looking to buy a new Quick 36 but if this thing would last me about 2 or3 years without much problems I would buy it. It has a Kohler Command 13. Has about 250 hours.
     
  2. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nobody knows anything about these mowers?
     
  3. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey, for 600 bucks and a homeowner mower, why not???? It being a homeowner mower, it really shouldnt have been abused or anything of that sort. It will save you some $$$$ over buying new. Good luck!!
     
  4. jwl5510

    jwl5510 LawnSite Member
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    check to see if oil has been changed if so its a GOOD DEAL for 600.00 should not have seen to many hours
     
  5. BUCKEYE MOWING

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Get the Quick ....hydro
     
  6. Skimastr105

    Skimastr105 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Gear Drive Sucks! I hate using them. The presision control of hydro is so much better.
     
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Except when it is a single hydro running across hills....then the belt drive is nice.
     
  8. F Haney

    F Haney LawnSite Member
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    Sounds like a good deal if it checks out mechanically. It has low hours, used by a homeowner who probably took care of it, and should last another 1000-1500 hours if cared for properly. Gear drive isn't as nice as hydro, but for 600 vs 3600, you can't go wrong . Good luck
     

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