used mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobac, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. bobac

    bobac LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    I am looking at a scag turf tiger with 400hrs on it. It has a 8 hp vac system Jraco rake, and a 25hp kohler. They want 5600. Is this a good deal. What do you guys think about the kohler motor, pros, cons.
     
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Kohler 25s have 2 issues, neither major, that can be fixed if they occur. My Kohler had both problems and they have been fixed.

    1: Lifters ticking. Older Kohlers like mine sometimes had a problem with lifters ticking. My lifter collasped so badly that it bent a pushrod. There is a fix for the lifter tick and it's simple to install.

    2: Head gaskets. Some 25s will blow a head gasket. Mine did. Fixed it myself. Parts were $19.95.
     

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