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Buying a used walk-behind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by amclimber, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. amclimber

    amclimber LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I'm looking at a 10 year old 48" Ferris Dual Drive. Can anyone give me any pointers on things I should look for? I am assuming I can just tug on the blades to check for bearing wear. Also, I plan on jacking the machine up to try to check for play in the spindles. How can I evaluate the hydraulics? How long do these usually last? Also, what would a good price be assuming the mower has moderate wear (worn cosmetics, good mechanicals)?

    Thanks for any help you can give me.
  2. amclimber

    amclimber LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Nobody has experience with ferris dual drive hydraulics?
  3. Kkane97

    Kkane97 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    For the hydros check if they both have equal power ( move in a straight line while driving forward) open the hydro fluid resiviour ( cant spell that word lol) and feel for any shavings in the fluid,

    I am not good at pricing so sorry but I cant hrlp ya there,
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  4. amclimber

    amclimber LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Thanks, Kkane. That's helpful info.

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