How old are your MOWERS?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Esby, May 3, 2002.

  1. Esby

    Esby LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just curious as to how old your mowers are. What year are they? Did you buy new? How many hours are on them to date?

    All of these were bought new.
    1998 21" Ariens self-propelled....guess about 450hrs.
    2000 Exmark Metro HP 48" w/15hp Kaw...438hrs.
    2001(bought new in Sept of 2001) Exmark Lazer Z HP 52" w/23hp Kaw...228hrs.
     
  2. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
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    mines a 96 lazer. id say im ready for new castor tires after this season . everything else runs like new.relaced a
    bld clutch ,before i learned how to engage w doubles. just replaced spindle .
    spindle was good just stripped the threads out of it due to cross threading ..
    the kohler command is the best air cooled motor ive owned in 25 yrs.
     
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    My eXmarks were all bought in 2000 new.
     
  4. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    2000 Exmark Metro HP, bought new, 16 HP Briggs Vanguard, no hour meter... 20 hours per week- I figure X 20 weeks X 2 years = 800 to 1000 hours?

    Still strong.

    Only replaced several belts, blades, spark plugs, filters, and a safety switch so far.

    1998 commercial Lawnboy 6.5 horse two cycle; bought new; It was my only mower during 1999. I lost 20 pounds, so figure that into hours? 700? I broke the wheel adjuster loading on the trailer, otherwise absolutely no maintenance!

    Good topic Esby
     
  5. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
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    OOOH Baby. I have:
    1999 Exmark Metro 36" Bought used, had about 10 Hours, now has maybe 400 Hours?
    2001 Exmark Lazer Z 27 L/C. Bought TODAY. Has 1.1 HOUR!! Whahooooo!
     
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Be careful, don't wear it out in 1 day. haha:p J/k Congrats on your new office.
     
  7. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
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    My Walker is a 1993. It only has 950hr's on her, so I think I can get quite a few more years out of her. 20HP Kohler runs great. No problems with the mower. When I need a new mower I will most likely buy another Walker Mower.

    Mowman
     
  8. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    1999 Walker 25hp, 2000 Walker26 EFI, 2001 Walker 26 EFI, 2001 Toro Z-Master 23hp, 1996 Toro Pro-Line 15hp. I am looking into a used Ferris Hydro 52" walk-behind and was wondering if any owners out there? we average 400hrs a season per mower! And change oil every 50hrs, cheap insurance at around 2qts per change.
     
  9. C4chris70

    C4chris70 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a 36 Toro w/14hp Kohler entering its 15th year of service, a 36 Exmark Metro w/12.5 Kawi purchased new in 98 (been sitting in my garage for the past two years because spindles fail constantly), a 2000 Hustler Shortcut w/17 Kawi with 498 hours, and My 2002 Scag TT w/22 Kawi liquid cooled with 82 hours.
     
  10. TFL

    TFL LawnSite Member
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    2 New Holland 18 hp kohlers with 280hrs about 2 years old. and 2 that are about a year old around 100hrs all with 52 inch decks
     

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