Hours on Mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ztrguy, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. ztrguy

    ztrguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE FL
    Posts: 466

    Just bought a Exmark HP 52" deck, 23hp Kaw. Just wondering how many hours I should expect out of this mower?
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Simple. It depends on how well you service and maintain it. Treat it real well with scheduled maintenance and you should get 3500 (give or take) hours out of that motor.
  3. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089

    At least 2500 hrs before any real problems...keep up with that Preventive maintenance...Treat her good and she'll treat ya the same (hopefully)

    We put 700hrs/yr on our Walkers and like to get 3-4 seasons out of them...after that we like to upgrade em...even if they still have plenty of life left.
  4. fatboy5803

    fatboy5803 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 330


    Listen to these replys, On anything you have, Maintainance is the key to everything..

    Good Luck with the Exmark !!

  5. Lawnagent007

    Lawnagent007 LawnSite Member
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    A good rule of thumb to use is on a properly maintained engine you can get 100 hours/ 1 hp of engine size. 23 hp engine = 2300 hours. Just a rule of thumb and not exact. When you get above 25 hp it tends to drop some.
  6. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089

    Very interesting rule of thumb...never heard of that one before...

  7. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 544

    this same rule of thumb was printed in turf mag. some time ago. it also said a diesel would go 125 hrs for every 1hp. eg. 30hpx125hr=3750hr.
  8. Mowov Erthis

    Mowov Erthis LawnSite Member
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    Just curious to know what normally happens to the engine after it's "time" is up. I mean, is it not fixable at this point? Or, is it just gaskets and o-rings and a carb rebuild to run again? Also, What about the rest of the mower?, Will the body normally (with normal maint.) hold up for 1 more motor?

    Just curious!:rolleyes:
  9. Mowov Erthis

    Mowov Erthis LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    Does anyone know the answers to my questions above?
  10. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    It depends on how it was maintained. You might can just rebuild the motor, may need a complete new one. Most mowers should outlast the motor.

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