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Mower Keeps Breaking!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by G. Ramey, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. G. Ramey

    G. Ramey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 376

    So far this year l. side wheel motor, l. side hydraulic pump, new hydraulic lines on the l. side, three spindles, a deck belt, blades, oil and filter for the hydraulic system, oil and filter for the engine and today a new clutch. What else can go wrong!:cry:
  2. ShooterK2

    ShooterK2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 816

    And what mower would we be talking about? How old is it? How many hours?
  3. KyLawnscapes

    KyLawnscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    Welcome to the club. Unless you have mowers with warranties youll have stuff break and sometimes it happens day after day.
  4. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,778

    It happens - no matter what make or model! Welcome to the good life!
  5. ShooterK2

    ShooterK2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 816

    If it's fairly new, and/or with low hours, it shouldn't be breaking down THAT much. I was just wanting to know, so I'd know what brand to stay away from.....
  6. G. Ramey

    G. Ramey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 376

    It's been a good mower. Hustler mini z. 1100 plus hours. I have had it for 4 and a half years. It has had a rough life. I cut two cemetaries. Lots of turning and backing up. I guess a $1000 in parts is still cheaper than a new mower. I looked at a new hustler z4 at two different dealers. One dealer is a thousand dollars cheaper than the other, but $7500 is still a lot of dough. There isn't much left to replace, maybe I can make a little profit with what is left of this year.

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