$450 exmark lazer z is it worth fixing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnkid14, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. lawnkid14

    lawnkid14 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 232

    this is a 2002 the guy took a few parts off the machine has 1600 hrs of use on it the engine runs but has a small oil leak that after 6 lawns heats up and shuts down. should i buy it and fix it up or is it not worth it here is the link thanks http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/grd/2895462280.html
  2. Salcido Lawn

    Salcido Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    No, It will probably cost you a couple of thousand to fix everything on it. It would make a great parts mower though.
  3. lawnkid14

    lawnkid14 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 232

    it has everything except a rear tire and a front the deck chains and air filter and deck adjustment lever
  4. jaybow

    jaybow LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 1,089

    You can just bet that the engine is probably shot, or possibly the hydros. Otherwise they would have never disassembled the mower for parts. If you want a project to piece together slowly you may want it, but to dump money into it immediately, you will probably have more into it then anyone would pay you for the mower. I personally like projects like that, its alot better then taking a loan for a new one. Lasy summer I just couldnt handle walking anymore and bought a brand new X-series 60' Exmark Lazer, nice mower, but I dont really need it for what I do at this point. To be honest, my favorite mower to use is my old Toro T-Bar belt drive walk behind. Its the easiest mower I have ever used. If I would have tried the Jungle Wheels on the Toro before I bought the new exmark, I never would have bought it. Or I would have atleast spent much less and bought a new Toro T-Bar with Toros new better deck.
  5. lawnkid14

    lawnkid14 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 232

    The hydros were good the engine needs a head gasket
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  6. RickL1700

    RickL1700 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    So buy it, it sounds like you're convinced that you can get it going despite the opinions u asked for
  7. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,226

    if its shuts down when the engine gets real hot it might need a coil as well.
  8. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    How do you know the hydros are good on it? Doesn't exactly look like it could travel very far on its own.

    How long has that mower been sitting there...1 year...2 years? Usually a mower doesn't just break down and then parts pilfered from it right away, usually it sits there a while before people start to think about just taking parts off that mower to fix other machines.

    I would pass on this machine. How does that old saying go?..."you can paint a turd gold, but in the end it will still be a turd."

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,222

    Its a virtual pile of junk. Dont walk away from this run, run very very fast.
  10. lawnkid14

    lawnkid14 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 232

    Ok I will pass on this I apprciate all the help
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