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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by roeslandscaping, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Almost dead?? When do you upgrade mowers? Every 500 hours?
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  2. catpride22

    catpride22 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    A demo with 180 hours on it has alot more life taken from it than just 180 hours.When i demo a mower i always check blades there always shot even if it only has 5 hours on it,2nd i check the oil most of the time its atleast quart low,3rd check hydro oil usualy thats good but some times its low,and then check air filter dont be to sure that the last guy that demoed it didnt take it for his mower,in my region people demo mowers when in a pinch or just to see how much nasty sh@t they can mow with it.You never know what people have done to a demo then dropped it off making funny noises and act like they know nothing if you think that people dont abuse demo's or rental cars than your mistaken.Buyong a demo is like letting someone test ride your wife before you merry her, no thanks.
  3. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,177

    It may have been demoed, but with 180 hrs., I'd say its been in a loaner lineup. I would think it to be very hard to put 180 hrs. on a demo mower without it being sold long before that high number of hrs. rolled over.
  4. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

    my demo had 168... Its got 500 now. must be really dead... my other toro had 174... thats got 500 now... must be really dead. Strange cause Ive never done anything but change the oil in either one
  5. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,828

    What else is there to do with two dead mowers?:laugh:
  6. 500 hours...u should trade them in, they are done(dead)
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  7. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    Dude, I about spit coffee all over the pc screen. LOL
  8. catpride22

    catpride22 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    You know i was just trying to give this fella some what i thought was good advise,i see how people bring back loaners/demo's in my area and i dont care how much money there taking off the price im not buying it.But as usual people on this web site just want to attack people instead of saying maybe there is some truth to what the guy is saying.Im not a newbie to this industry been mowing for 25 years,and just for your info i get a new mower every 1500 hrs now you can laugh and almost spill your coffee and make stupid remarks like a bunch of high school bullies,but i made some valid points and when your demo with 500 hrs on it has a pump or spindle go out early you will know why.You know every new member here has some good info on something but if members just make fun of them because they think differant than then them they will just take there info somewhere else,i personaly have alot of new and old equipment and would be scared to dare tell about it because some member may laugh at me or say thats stupid.You guys need to rethink your hazing process.
  9. Your point is valid, but there is usually multiple possibilities. What if it was demoed and just never sold? If I understand correctly, you still get a 2 year warranty with a demo, so if something goes bad, dealer fixes it...unless I'm way off base???
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  10. bln

    bln LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    My exmark is pushing 4,000 hours. It must be on its 8th life.
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