Picked up a used exmark phazer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by S man, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
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    Well I finally found a used phazer in mississippi and went to get it last friday. It is an 06 with 171 hrs and the guy wanted 2600 firm. He paid 5500 new. I have the receipt from it. Anyway when I got there I noticed it wasen't in pristine condition like mine was. But I really wanted to get it so I jumped on and tried it out. The starter or battery sounded rough when it started but after that the engine purred. The engine and hydros were good. The pto started right up and shut off with no problem. The only issue is the parking brake which is out of whack. After the owner got off I wanted to ride it and the mower wouldn't start. So he fools around under the seat and fixes it but after I paid him and we talked it wouldn't start again. So he messes with it again and I get it on the trailer. When I got home it wouldn't start again and by then I was very tired and pissed off. So my dad gets a piece of plastic to wedge in between the part of the brake where it touches the switch that allows it to start. So I'm at least able to get it in the shed. So now I again wegde the piece under the switch so I can try it out and it ran and worked fine. Except the parking brake is now screwed up and I can't get it to go all the way up. So I need my dealer to check this thing out. Is it a big deal to fix or is it just out of adjustment? Other than that I have a decent phazer for all my gated yards.
     
  2. KCfireman

    KCfireman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    looks like you got a pretty good deal on that.
     
  3. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yeah except I can't use the damn thing until my dealer fixes the brake. It really does look good other than that.
     
  4. KCfireman

    KCfireman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    the starter not working??? The previous owner might have got water in it.
     
  5. milkie62

    milkie62 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sounds pretty simple to fix if a piece of plastic wedged into gets it going.Without seeing how it is setup can't tell.But anyway you should beable to do minor repairs or find another line of work.
     
  6. KCfireman

    KCfireman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    scott can we get some picks of the new unit???
     
  7. KCfireman

    KCfireman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    scott can we get some picks of the new unit???
     
  8. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
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    Looks like you need a new switch under the seat...If it is still under warranty they should replace it...Also do you really need a rider for your small back yards?
     
  9. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
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    I do because I can sit and be more productive and get lawns done faster thereby increasing productivity. It has a great deck that cuts in all conditions and a big 19 hp to go through the really thick stuff. I've had one before and regreted selling it so I'm glad I have one again.
     
  10. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
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    Maybe..Depends on the operator...Im the same rider or walk has to be the same deck size though
     

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