how old do you think this mower is

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by I MOW ALONE, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. I MOW ALONE

    I MOW ALONE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    crappy pictures but how old do you think this exmark is. the reason i ask is because the guy selling it claims it is a 2003 i would say early 90's

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  2. MANOFSTIHL

    MANOFSTIHL LawnSite Member
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    I don't sell Exmark but I know that Kawasaki flat head is an older (but good) engine. I would say 10 years old or so...
     
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is an old one. The double white stripes down the belt cover tell me that. Look on the engine tag. There should be a manufacture date for the engine. That's no guarantee of age but it'll give you a good idea.
     
  4. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
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    The serial number on the chassis will tell you what year it is.
    Get that and either talk to a servicing dealer or go on-line and find out for yourself.
    The single lung Kawi's were replaced around '98 or so with more emission compliant, more fuel efficient motors.
    As a nutshell quess since I haven't tested the compression on the motor, haven't seen the machine in person, I'd say around $750-$800 would be fair.
     
  5. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
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    that is a varrible speed mower the last time exmark made one of those was 1989 i belive so he says its an 03!!!??? stay away he is a con man.you will have trouble even getting parts for that old mower
     
  6. I MOW ALONE

    I MOW ALONE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    im not interested in purchasing the mower. i know that mower is late 80's early 90's i have a 32'' exmark just like it. i just think it's funny that this joker is trying to pass this off as a 2003 he says he has the paperwork on it. and thats not a variable speed trans it's a 5 speed that has a chain that turns a jackshaft. but theres no way it's a 2003 and he says it only has 200 hours and get this he wants $1750 for it.:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  7. mowingtowing

    mowingtowing LawnSite Member
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    1750?? you need to say to him do you mean 175.00?
    That is a few years older then my first exmark metro i bought which was nearly 12 years ago. My metro did however have barely more then 400 hrs on it...
     
  8. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
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    They sold those motors un till 01' or 02'
     
  9. I MOW ALONE

    I MOW ALONE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    now the guy is telling me its a viking and that they still use chain drive til this day. is this true i have'nt seen chain drive used from any brand mower in a long time. i think the guy is smoking something:dizzy:
     
  10. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    Does he have a bridge he's trying to sell you as well? The chain drive set-ups are older. I've seen them on the gravely mowers but that was a 94-95ish model (I think). The engine might be an 03 though??? I have an older (but no as old as the machine in the picture) metro 36" wb that I got with a seized engine. I put a brand new engine on it back in 04 or 05. Mower still runs for my gated properties.
     

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