Too many hours for a used WB

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DaveRave07, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. DaveRave07

    DaveRave07 LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 69

    I am just wondering as I am looking into purchasing a used WB, how many hours would you guys consider to be too many to purchase. The benefit of buying a used WB is the price but I do not want to have to put a lot of money back into it in the near future if it is already too "used". The particular engines I have been looking at are 15-17 hp (occasionally slightly under 15 hp) Kawasaki and Kholer.
     
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Most mowers with those size engines have no hour meter. are you looking at hydro or gear.

    John
     
  3. DaveRave07

    DaveRave07 LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 69

    I am looking for the most part at Hydro
     
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    1500 hours or less. But like i said! no meter, go on condition and how it handles.

    Hydros can get costly.
    John
     
  5. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 741

    Very Costly. :)
     
  6. DaveRave07

    DaveRave07 LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 69

    what are the major advantages of hyrdo over gear drive?
     
  7. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812


    Demo both then you can tell us.
    John
     
  8. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    Anything over 600-700 hrs...chance are not too good. There are ton of hydro walk available for sale like 100-200 hrs condition, sound tight and run like new, spindle, pulley, belts...sweet, you have to look for those guys with lazy ass on Z and want to get rid of walks, cheap price cause they want to sell. Listen to engine at full throttle and idle, it tells you a lot but nothing better than cutting and riding on it.
     

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