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For us that own carbed motors on our mowers.....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by soloscaperman, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,045

    Since were heading towards more propane, efi, and diesel engines how is the value going to drop on our antique carb gas drinking mowers lol. Should I sell soon?
     
  2. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    I'm not! My mowers are only a few years old and dont even have 500 hours yet.
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  3. Georgia Lawn Works LLC

    Georgia Lawn Works LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 365

    It's going to be a while untill you start seeing all of the mowers you mentioned and the carbed ones being obsolete.
     
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    It's coming faster than a person might think. Kawasaki, Kohler and Robin Subaru now have fuel injected engines. Kohler just completely redesigned theirs.

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  5. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,741

    My dealer told me that Gravely is going to offer an EFI engine on their Pro-Turn model this year, but not on the others yet. If they offered it on the Pro-Master, I'd probably buy one.
     
  6. dbear

    dbear LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 606

  7. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    much like any vehicle. initially the price WILL drop. but you just gotta hold on to it for a while and the price will come around..

    Its nice to be able to work on your equipment..and not need a degree in computer engineering though...
     
  8. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,045

    Talked to my dealer a few weeks back and said that efi is the standard. I guess My mower is classed as a 1980's cutlass supreme ha ha. Carbed, gas drinker that no one will want with gas prices that will be coming to a gas station near you. It's hard to explain. I mean no one has a carbed car or truck maybe for weekends or enjoyment but what if we hit that time that owning a mower like this will actually push us out of business sooner then we thought.
     
  9. jkilov

    jkilov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MS
    Posts: 1,415

    I don't mind fuel injection as long as it's cheap, read:not overpriced. Small motors are likely to remain carburated.

    Another thing: A carb is not a carb, there are many types and still room for improvement. It's about time for somebody to get smart and start offering CV carbs on their engines. Since Kawasaki started using Mikuni and Keihin CV carbs on motorcycles 30 years ago I'd expect they would update their OPE engines as well.
     
  10. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,045

    I think in the coming years mowers will be hitting the $20K mark and there excuse will be for because of emissions and fuel injection.
     

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