Question about Buying A 36" John Deere

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by vaulta, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. vaulta

    vaulta LawnSite Member
    from Orlando
    Posts: 118

    someone is selling a 36" john deere with some rust on the deck everything else looks clean. the only problem is he said it runs for a short period of time then it dies, but runs fine when the mower is choked. do you think this is a en expensive repair or should i buy this seven year old mower for $350.00.thanx for any help
    vaulta
     
  2. vaulta

    vaulta LawnSite Member
    from Orlando
    Posts: 118

    I am sorry the, the mower runs like it is choked when it is choked. The problem is that the mower dies after about twenty seconds after the mower is runnng, he said that the safety just went out on it a month ago.thanx
     
  3. vaulta

    vaulta LawnSite Member
    from Orlando
    Posts: 118

    safety switch
     
  4. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,100

    fuel filter.....carb.....air filter......spark plugs....it could be number of things. i dont know. if i were you, i would run. theres better deals out there! trust me!
     
  5. vaulta

    vaulta LawnSite Member
    from Orlando
    Posts: 118

    its a commercial walk behind 36'" mower thats john deere thats seven years old.i dont think iam going too find a cheaper one?
     
  6. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,100

    you may not find a cheaper one, but you'll find on a whole lot better one for a little bit more. from my experience on buying lawn equipment, you get what you pay for! go for it if you think it's good. its not my money or my decision. just trying to keep you from making the same mistakes i and other people have made. thanks
     
  7. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    Is it in the Gainesville craigslist? I'm looking for a 36" too but passed on this because it looks like the guy doesn't take care of his equipment.
     
  8. vaulta

    vaulta LawnSite Member
    from Orlando
    Posts: 118

    i saw this on a different sight, maybe same mower. what looked bad about it.
     
  9. oceanpotion

    oceanpotion LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    sounds like water was in the gas and is now probably in the carb bowl
     

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