Should I buy it?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by simplelawns, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. simplelawns

    simplelawns LawnSite Member
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    ok so i went and picked it up. its not to bad. battery is dead so didn't start it yet, but he says again it runs but very loud knock, so i found a master rebuild kit for $250 shipped. Also the front right wheel needs welded onto the deck its pretty loose. But i think i made out ok.
     
  2. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from South Jersey
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    How about some pics ?
     
  3. simplelawns

    simplelawns LawnSite Member
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    will post some tomorrow in the day
     
  4. simplelawns

    simplelawns LawnSite Member
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    here is the pics. not bad for $200

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    i put a battery on it and it cranks but dont start. took air filter off, there is oil all over the place. idk.
     
  5. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 532

    i'd rebuild that kohler. as they are easy to do and last a long time. The only downfall to kohlers are sometimes you get a bad head gasket or they break rods. You could also put a briggs on there. I have had them last over 2000hrs with maintnance.
     
  6. simplelawns

    simplelawns LawnSite Member
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    Rebuild is about to happen, found a master rebuild kit for $250 shipped.
     
  7. indplstim

    indplstim LawnSite Member
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    I would check for any leaks around the hydro pumps. I had an old surfer that needed both pumps replaced, sold it instead. pretty sure they were somewhere between 5-600 each.
     
  8. simplelawns

    simplelawns LawnSite Member
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    Got another one. Came across a 99 Scag 61" Tiger Club zero turn with 3500 hours. Well maintained, just a lot of hours. Has a Kohler 25hp motor, giving it to me for $1000. Is that a good deal? Same boat as the other one I just got, plan to rebuild motor for around $300 or so.
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  9. simplelawns

    simplelawns LawnSite Member
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    Turf Tiger. Don't know why i said tiger club lol

    Thoughts about this one?
     
  10. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,088

    Original hydros?

    If so id pass. That ones pretty beat
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