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Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by nickpappapump, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. nickpappapump

    nickpappapump LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    I dont know if this is the rite thing iam posting this in but:

    Is there any way you could telll me if this thing is any good by looking at the pic he is sopose to be sending me more. It is a 48" exmark with a kawasaki on it. he said it ran last summer and it would run with a little tinkering? he also said he does not have the cover for the pullys so i would make one.

    i dont care about how it's looks pretty like because i can re paint the whole thing

    thanks in advance

  2. RonAyersMotorsports

    RonAyersMotorsports LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 854

    Yeah don't waste your time or money. Your can get a brand new walk-behind for less than 5K with a warranty. That thing has seen better days years ago.
  3. LCPullman

    LCPullman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 589

    Looks pretty rough. How much is he asking for it? What do you need it for? I wouldn't touch that thing as a primary mower I depended on.
  4. FDuce

    FDuce LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178

    GOOD GOWD!! It looks like you will have to replace almost every piece on that thing...pulleys, levers, belts, bearings, the bars look bent, cables, brakes, etc. etc. If you were to pay for it, I wouldn't pay more than scrap value.
  5. Phil G

    Phil G LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 843

    Wise words from our Ron.

    Don't even take it for nothing, you'd be too tempted to waste time and money on it.

    Good luck, Phil
  6. Matlock Lawncare

    Matlock Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    I think everyone else said it all.... Dont do it.
  7. Sir Fixalot

    Sir Fixalot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    get a hydro. you'll never go back.
  8. mowerknower

    mowerknower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    Check the serial number, that just might be the very first mower exmark made. If you buy it you should go on antiques roadshow.
  9. turf&snow98

    turf&snow98 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    wow, ask him if he would PAY YOU to take the thing.
  10. Phil G

    Phil G LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 843

    To be honest turf&snow, I'd be happy to pay him to keep it. :laugh:

    Good luck, Phil

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