New Machine

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Billz, May 22, 2005.

  1. Billz

    Billz LawnSite Member
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    I bought a mower at a garage sale yesterday for $100.00

    It is a 36" Ferris walkbehind. I am trying to grease it and change the blades, but am having trouble taking the blades off. I am holding the blade and turning the bolt, but there is a bolt through the top and the bolt is spinning there along with the nut on top as well... I have never seen this before, can I just put a wrench on the nut on top, and try again?
    I will post pics later today, it looks like a great machine, even though I didn't need one at all. LOL
     
  2. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yes, it sounds like to me that you need a wrench on the top nut. I believe it is a 15/16 same as the bottom.

    JP
     
  3. Billz

    Billz LawnSite Member
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    Hehe, thanks. I didn't think the bolt would go all the way through...it did.
     
  4. Billz

    Billz LawnSite Member
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    Is there any way to look up the motor and see how many hp it is?

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  5. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
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    I am going to bet it is 14 hp. Do you have any type of metal plate on the deck around the engine or in the second picture you have posted I see a white tag. Check those numbers and you might be able to tell from them.The metal plate should have your model and serial number on it.

    Looks like a older machine by the blade engagement switch.

    JP
     
  6. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    13 horsepower my friend.


    FC401=13hp
    FC420=14hp

    It looks like a good find.

    Grease spindles till grease comes out the weep hole.
     
  7. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 859

    Nice mower you got a great deal for $100. The engine is a Kawasaki FB-460V, 12.5 hp.
     
  8. Billz

    Billz LawnSite Member
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    it put some sweet stripes on my lawn already. I have a 52" Toro wb, and a 60" Exmark Lazer Z, and I didn't need another mower, but it was up for $500 and I wanted a peek, so I looked and as I was leaving, the woman chased me down and asked me if I wanted it for $100...I couldn't pass that up! LOL

    Do you think this will pull some jungle wheels?
     
  9. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    it will pull jungle wheels
     
  10. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    if i were you, i'd sell it for 800
     

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