how long or how many hr's will a air cool engine last ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SPENCER HUNTER, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. SPENCER HUNTER

    SPENCER HUNTER LawnSite Member
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    I HAVE A HUSTLER MOWER,,2007 19 HP KAW,, WITH A 42 INCH MINI -Z HOW LONG WILL IT LAST AS FAR AS HOURS GOES,, BEFORE I HAVE TO REPLACE THE ENGINE,HYDRO'S MAJOR ,, PARTS ON THIS MACHINE... WHAT IS THE LIFE TIME ON THIS EQUIPMENT?BEFORE I HAVE TO REPLACE IT WITH A NEW MACHINE?,,,,,:hammerhead:
     
  2. Birdjr

    Birdjr LawnSite Senior Member
    from nnj
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    Ive seen them last anywhere from 1000hrs to 3000hrs.It all depends how ur machine is maintained and who uses, owner/operaters get a lot more hours then if the mower was on a crew.
     
  3. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    when I first seen this post, I nearly fell outta my chair.

    there is simply NO way for anyone to tell you.

    there is however a "life expenancy" on all equiptment.

    you should have inquired this information before purchasing,

    contaic your dealer and he will tell you
     
  4. Mowinforaliving

    Mowinforaliving LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Someone once said on here that a good rule of thumb or formula is figure 100 hours for every horsepower the engine has. Just from what ive read on here I would say 2,000 to 2,500 hours on the engine (with proper servicing of course). Don't really know about the pumps. I heard after 1200 hours it's kind of a toss up whether or not you'll be replacing them anytime soon. I had an 07' Hustler Fastrac last year that I bought new, put about 75 hours on it in 2 months time. I went out in the garage one day and there was a puddle of hydro fluid on the ground under the trailer. I took it to a dealer and he replaced one of the pumps on it (free because it was under warranty). He said there was a screw on the bottom of the pump that they put on with impact guns at the factory and someone probably over torqued it when putting it in. It was stripped I guess.
     
  5. Mowinforaliving

    Mowinforaliving LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,258

    Of course your machine is a Mini Z, which has commercial pumps and what not, whereas, my Fastrac was residential grade. I sold it a long time ago. It was a nice little mower, my business just outgrew it.
     
  6. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Take care of (it) will take care of you.:waving:
     

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