Most hrs on a ZTR?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tacoma200, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Who has the most hrs on a fully functioning ZTR? Gas? Diesel? Just how long will they last if you keep repairing things such as spindles, pulleys, engine swap, etc. Will a diesel engine outlast the usable life of a ZTR? At what point is it not practical to keep running a machine. I'm seeing ZTR's on Ebay with 1800 hrs selling for some pretty good money.
     
  2. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have an 04 exmark lazer with a 27hp kohler on it with 2000 hours. To me it is as good as the day I bought it. Everything is in good working order. I wouldnt be surprised to get another 2000 hours, but I also wouldnt be surprised to blow the engine in another 1000 hours. Sometimes you never know. But I would never part with it for what some of the guys on this site would say its worth.
     
  3. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
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    A while back, I sold a Grasshopper 721D Diesel that was running great and had 3,200hrs. on it. I had used it as a backup machine for a year before I sold it. A homeowner has it now.
     
  4. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
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    GeneGLS has a diese Walker w 3500+. We were comparing notes I have an

    2001 mt-20 w 400. Edl
     
  5. NMS0219

    NMS0219 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have an old cub cadet with 5,000 hours on it. It still has the orginal engine. This winter I made it my winter project and went through it and repainted it. Spent $250 on parts made it like new again.
     
  6. Grass Man

    Grass Man LawnSite Senior Member
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    .... I see no good reason why you can't get 5 ½ 000 to 6000 hours out of a good quality diesel machine that has been properly maintenanced and taken care of.

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  7. NMS0219

    NMS0219 LawnSite Senior Member
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  8. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    This thread is for gas or diesel. Whats the best you can hope for with a gas engine?
     
  9. NMS0219

    NMS0219 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm surprised it has lasted as long as it has. I figured it would have went about 1,000 hours ago. I just use it as a back up now.
     
  10. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
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    I also had a Walker MT20GHS with 1850hrs on it when I sold it. The buyer still uses it every week and has a little over 2000hrs on it now. Still going strong.
     

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