What to look for on used hydro

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Aerojoe, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Aerojoe

    Aerojoe LawnSite Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3

    I am looking for a used commercial mower for cutting rental properties we own. I was looking at used belt drives but have come across used hydros. What should I check if buying a hydro. Is $1200 a good price for a used 1998 48" bobcat hydro?? Thanks for the help guys.
  2. D-Gul

    D-Gul LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    sounds a bit steep to me for an 11 yr old mower. if u bring cash he'll take less

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    i got an 05 bobcat gear in perfect condition for $1700 with a sulky
  4. foxlawn

    foxlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    Make sure you bring a magnetic screw driver with you, check the hydro reservoir with it by putting it in the tank and move it around the bottom. You are looking for any metal fragments in the tank they should stick to the screw driver, if you find some, walk any.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,466

    hmmm...never heard of that.

    Sounds like a great tip :drinkup:
  6. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    That is a good idea, I'll have to try that on my own hydros. Tony
  7. hondarancher4435

    hondarancher4435 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 307

    that is a great idea

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