used exmark mower with horizontal shaft motor

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by themadcutter, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. themadcutter

    themadcutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from florida
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    Did any of you use these. I was looking at a used one with a 27hp kohler motor. its the kind where the belt loops up to the back of the engine.

    It seems to run fine and the spindles feel tight. climbs a hill well. wheel motors and pumps seem ok.

    its a 52" on its second motor. The deck does have some holes in it. I forgot to take pictures. but he says its about 6 years old. I thought it has been a little longer than that since exmark stopped making this mower.

    The guy wants $1700. I think its a little over priced. what do you think?
     
  2. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thats too much, even for an exmark. if its on its second motor it probably has around 3,000 hrs on it? The price should be at the most 1,000 or less. It should be used as a back up. I definately wouldnt be using it as a primary.
     
  3. themadcutter

    themadcutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from florida
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    yes. it was jus going to be a spare.

    the hour meter wasn't working so I don't know the hours but I would bet it has 3000 hurs. the guy had 80 accounts and this was his only mower.


    Do you know when they stopped making that style exmark?
     
  4. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
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    No idea. I'm young I have only been doing this for 5 years now. They probably stopped making them before I even got into this.
     
  5. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
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    wow, 80 accounts i didnt see that. He probably put 6 hours a day on it. and he had it for 6 years, and based on a 7 month mowing period, if he mowed every day it would be around 7,500 hrs. minus some for weekends and down time it would probably be roughly 6,000 hrs or so. That thing is probably wore out, i wouldnt even get it, even if it was just going to be a back up. but thats just me.
     
  6. themadcutter

    themadcutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from florida
    Posts: 914



    Excellent point but I am betting he didn't start out with 80 accounts but I was thinking along the same lines. I like the way you thought it out so I crunched some slightly different numbers and I came up with a lower number of hours the way I did it. about 4500 but still a lot.

    I am sure they were not making them this way 5 years ago. He claims its 6 years old but I was worried it was closer to 8.

    thanks for the responses
     

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