How long should your commercial mowers last and any tips to help??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Church2224, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    I don't think anyone could predict the life expectancy of an engine (in years) without knowing how many hours would be put on the engine each year. One person might put 25 hours a year on an engine while another might put over 1000 hours on one.
     
  2. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Charlestown, RI
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    I have a 36 ferris and love it
     
  3. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Both of my wb are 1999 model's and are still going strong. And maybe have about half a million hour's on them it seem's.
     
  4. jkingrph

    jkingrph LawnSite Senior Member
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    And where do you find Amsoil bypass filters for small engines such as the 26hp LC Kakasaki on my Scag. All I see listed on their site is automotive kits.
     
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    You just need the correct sandwich adapter. If I remember correctly, the Kawis use the same oil filter as Toyotas.
     
  6. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'm not real familiar with the mowers you mentioned but, I would probably choose the eXmark because it's more like the mowers I have, Bob-Cat and Scag.
    I use WB's on areas I can't use a Z, hills, gates etc....
    A gear drive will do it but it's tougher on you.
    You'll develope nice strong forearms!
     
  7. jetta

    jetta LawnSite Member
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    oil is important to change at the right time and more often than in the manual, however air filter at least 3 times a yr
     
  8. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have to change mine every month and I blow them off every week.

    They do.
     
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Then all is needed is the kit for a Toyota car.
     
  10. jkingrph

    jkingrph LawnSite Senior Member
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    How about the larger, Honda engines, I have a 20 hp on a generator i would not mind adding one there.
     

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