USED LEAFLOADER:To Buy, or Not to buy? (w/ pics)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by The Lawn Boy Pro, Oct 24, 2003.

  1. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The guy that sold me the 2 Redmax 4300 blowers asked me if I want this. Its a Giant Vac (not sure how many hours, or how old it is) It isnt running right now, but I'm pretty sure I could fix it:p. I believe its a 27HP Kohler engine-Twin Cylinder. 14" intake. What whould you honestly pay for this?

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  2. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Herres a few flaws I noticed-I'm sure I could fix most of these eaisily:

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  3. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Welded patches on discharge:

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  4. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Engine rust: (note-He JUST took the plugs out yesterday, so no-water hasnt got into the cylinders)

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  6. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Too many unknowns. The hose I think would be minor. The welded patches mean nothing. Not a lot of moving parts on this kind of machinary. Check the vacuum fan and see what kind of shape it is in. You need to know what it's going to take to get the engine working. Would you want to tow this around or mount it on the front of your truck or on the trailer deck?

    Looks like a monster!!
    Good luck
    MATT
     
  7. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Right side:

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  8. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So, what cha all think? How much would you pay for it?
     
  9. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
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    i would give him $400 since its not running.then i would look for a new engine.nothing wrong with the welds thats normal on a old vac like that.all new leaf loaders have a liner in them to keep the out side steel from breaking down.i wouldn't pay over 1000 unless it was running.looks like a 15 + year old unit
     
  10. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
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    this is 15 years old

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