My first zero turn ?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by rips88, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. rips88

    rips88 LawnSite Member
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    Hey Guys, I came across a deal on a scag turf tiger 61" deck hydrostatic drive 2000 year model. It has 1102 hours on it. It has the 22 h.p. kawasaki water cooled engine on it. I called a scag dealer about this and they said the engine was good for 6-7 thousand hours. Is he right or just bs ing me? Anyway the guy wants $3500 for it. He just mowed an orpanage with it once a week for the last 8 years. about 5 hours a week and then it was parked in their shed. The model # is STT61A. what do you think? Deal or Dud? Thanks for your input!!!!!
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    In all my years I've never seen any engine make it that long, Not saying it's impossible but I have never seen it.


    If the unit's been used as you say and been taken care of and looks good it doesn't sound like that bad a deal.
     
  3. rips88

    rips88 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks restrorob, I thought that didn't sound quite right , but I've only been at this 2 years now, but I thought it might be a good entry level machine for me as I don't want to finance a ten thousand dollar machine right now. Anyways is that a lot of hours for that engine?
     
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Naaa, That's not too bad for the age of the unit. You shouldn't have any problem getting your investment back out of it.
     
  5. rips88

    rips88 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks. I guess that's my biggest worry, engine replacement would probably be the most cost if something went wrong.
     
  6. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
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    That's low IMO for hours. I have one thats an 03/-4 with 2000 and a Scag I bought two years ago already has close to 800.

    I have seen Kawi's go into the 4000 hours. Of course pretty easy and economical to replace a motor if the rest of the unit is in good shape.
     
  7. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
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    22 hp for a 61? thats a little underpowered IHMO
     
  8. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm pretty sure that was the standard motor in 2000. 48" and 52" walkbehinds had 12.5hp motors as standard.

    It will be fine except in the heaviest stuff. I have 25hp Kawis and feel they are perfect for a 61".
     

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