Looking at a slightly used MFT...

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by desire-a-ztr, May 16, 2007.

  1. desire-a-ztr

    desire-a-ztr LawnSite Member
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    Hey all, I am looking at a sightly used MFT (claimed 26 hours), and he says that it was bought new in October 2005, and has been stored ever since.

    What should I look for if it hasn't been run in a year and a half?

    Thanks in advance for your advice.

    Also, what would be a fair price for a 2005 MFT with the 17hp Kohler and the 42" deck?

    Best Regards,
    Eric
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would look at the battery and fuel.
    The battery may just need a good charge.
    The fuel system will likely need to have fresh fuel, if it runs ok then just getting good fresh fuel in it is all that is needed, if it doesn't run right then the fuel may need to be flushed out and the carb cleaned.
    Get the oil changed and the air filter cleaned and blades sharpened and the unit greased and you will be good to go.
    As to price.... hard to say really, they have gone up a bit in recent years...

    Pj
     
  3. desire-a-ztr

    desire-a-ztr LawnSite Member
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    PJ,

    Thanks for the reply. He is asking $100 less than MSRP from 2005. I think that is a bit much, but if he is willing to deal, it sounds like a plan.

    Thanks again for the advice!

    Regards,
    Eric
     
  4. mbb

    mbb LawnSite Member
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    I just got a 36/15 off e-bay for 2k in real good shape. FYI.
     
  5. desire-a-ztr

    desire-a-ztr LawnSite Member
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    mbb,

    That sounds much more reasonable to me. I'll keep looking.

    Thanks,
    Eric
     
  6. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is this a demo unit at a Hustler dealer?
    Pricing seems high if it isn't.


    Pj
     
  7. desire-a-ztr

    desire-a-ztr LawnSite Member
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    I don't know if it's a dealer or not. It's on ebay right now and that is his buy it now price. He says it was bought for his dad, but his dad didn't end up using it. He says it is was purchased in oct. of 2005

    I'll post the link if it doesn't violate the terms of the forum.

    Thanks,
    Eric
     
  8. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    Go ahead and post it if you like.

    Pj
     
  9. desire-a-ztr

    desire-a-ztr LawnSite Member
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  10. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    Its worth more than 2500, but I doubt it will bring what he wants for it.
     

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