WTB Walker GHS

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by PeteB, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    There are 2 listed under Worcester near Lowell, Ma... 2 listed in Johnston, Ri...... 2 listed in New Jersey. The market is thin at the present time. I just picked up a 1995 two weeks ago. Guess I was lucky.
     
  2. PeteB

    PeteB LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the help Gene! I inquired about the one in Lowell about a month ago. It's been reposted. Never got a response. The one in Leominster looks like it's gotta be the one I looked at in Dover, NH! I passed on it. Almost no oil when I checked, and gear oil poured out of the gear boxes when I lifted the deck, other little things, too. Guy probably picked it up cheap. Was going for 2500.

    Hope you got a good one!! And thanks again!
     
  3. PeteB

    PeteB LawnSite Member
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    Still looking.
     
  4. MIDDLESEX LANDSCAPE CO.

    MIDDLESEX LANDSCAPE CO. LawnSite Member
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    there is one in maine , waterboro on craigslist , believe it needs an engine 800 bucks 48 deck
     
  5. PeteB

    PeteB LawnSite Member
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    Anyone have any thoughts on these??

    1999 Kubota gas engine, 1500 hrs. NEEDS Deck chute.

    2006 23hp w/ 3093 hrs. Well-maintained.

    2007 23hp w/2482 hrs. Well-maintained.
     
  6. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    Any one would be fine, depending on price. The Kubota gas is a sweet sounding engine. Check with a dealer about parts for that engine. Not many sold with that engine. I have only seen two in all my years of owning a Walker. The 2006 could have tired hydro's with those hours. All parts need replacing at some point in time, the engine is the most expensive. At least with a "new" engine you get new starter, new carb, new muffler and etc. Replacing engine parts add up fast on an old engine that may still not run properly.

    There is a 2006 listed in Agawam, Ma. on Craigslist for $6000.00.......Overall, there are not many used Walker mowers on the market and most are over priced.
    Good luck with your purchase.
     
  7. PeteB

    PeteB LawnSite Member
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    Gene, thank you! Quick questions about the 99 with the need for the chute:

    The part is inexpensive (70), but is it wise to purchase w/o seeing the mower collect grass?

    Is it easy to install the chute?

    Thanks!
     
  8. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    I probably paid more than I should have but the dealer replace some of the worn out parts before I bought it. Its going in for new tires next week. They are a tough machine.
     
  9. PeteB

    PeteB LawnSite Member
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    Any thoughts?
    Thank you.
     
  10. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    I don't do many of my own repairs. There are a lot of "little" tricks to working on a Walker, along with some special tools needed. I have a good dealer and they get me in and out with out much waiting time.

    As far as the 99 Walker, or any of the Walkers, on collecting grass. Look at the blower housing and impeller for wear. Run your finger across the flat part inside of the housing to feel the groves. Ask if the blower has been "up graded" to the 10.5" new size. There is a big difference with the blowers even thou its only a half inch bigger. The 10.5" kit has different size pulleys that turn the blower faster to move more material. When collecting grass, blowers are a "high" wear item on any machine. The more a person runs over thin grass areas or dirt areas, the more grit gets sucked up that will cause wear in the blower system. Replacing a blower unit is cheaper in the long run to replace the whole unit , impeller and housing, verses just one part at a time.
     

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