Walker Diesel

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kenny6425, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. kenny6425

    kenny6425 LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 23

    I am getting ready to go and look at a 1995 Walker with a (3) cylinder diesel engine. It has 3500 hours of use on it, and a 48" deck. The mower has spun the bearing that is on the shaft that goes to the mower deck. How much of a job to replace this bearing? and how much is the mower worth? Thank you.
     
  2. Duramax99

    Duramax99 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    The mower is only worth $2,000 to $2,500. Not sure about the how long it would take to replace the bearing.
     
  3. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    What kind of engine is it, a Kubota?
     
  4. lawncat

    lawncat LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    That's a Kubota--very rebuildable. 3500 hours in 9 years is nothing! The bearing problem will set you back a couple hundred, and if the mower is a GHS unit you can't really abuse it--it will either catch grass or it won't--it's not like a side discharge, where you could get into 14" of grass.

    The Important thing to check is the condition of the pumps & wheel motors. Find a moderate or average slope to test it on going in both directions.See if it does fine in both directions. How does it climb up when you want to turn--if its hesitant--I'd pass on it--the pump & wheel motor set-up is expensive.

    If the pumps are fine and if you can get it for 2500 or less, and even putting another 1000 into it you will have a fine mower.
     

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