Getting parts together for the late spring and summer

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Smalltimer1, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,223

    I am getting parts together for this coming mowing season and I need some suggestions on what to try to find.

    I'm getting ready to go on Christmas Break from school next week and I'm gonna be out for a month, so I'm trying to get things together for the spring and summer as far as mower parts are concerned.

    I need some suggestions as to what kinds of machines to look for that are common for things to go bad on. I am going to hit the backlots of all the dealers around here, because they usually just abandon the dead machines back there. I know of where a diesel F-725 JD is that caught on fire that I could get cheap if not free. They say its been picked over, but I think I could rebuild the engine on it and use it in something else if its not too far gone. I also patrol the local dumps for such machines.

    I am stocking up on starters, pulleys, carburetors and other common items from what I know right now.

    But anyway, what brands of machines do I need to look for and what parts off those machines should I pull and clean up for sale?

    Thanks for any help. This is the first year I will be getting into commercial machines. I still will have residential machines as well too.
  2. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    Spindles and idler pulleys. They are very popular items to be replaced on commercial mowers.
  3. jim dailey

    jim dailey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    In your travels and adventures, keep an eye out for that stander that needs some work, the one I am looking for and the one that you are going to sell to me. I am in Florida for the winter, and will stop by on my drive North in March to pick it up. Let me know when you trip over it...and, thanks a lot.
  4. CCWKen

    CCWKen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 113

    I've got a Woods 1850 with a D5218 deck in good shape. New seat, clutch, battery and overhaul about 100hrs. old. TT~1990hrs. No smoke, runs and drives nice.

    Email if you're in the area. (South Texas) :D

    Forgot to mention:
    It HAD a nice surry top until I ran it under a Mesquite tree. :(
  5. jim dailey

    jim dailey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    Hey, CCWKen, thanks for the offer and thinking of me...but...I'm in Florida for the winter, and returning to the Northeast in late March. I don't really plan on going to Texas anytime real soon, and I think that shipping could get a little ugly on the mower. Thanks again, though. JIM.
  6. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,223

    I'll keep my ears and eyes open for one for you. I can roam through one dealer's lot at my will and the others will let me browse for a little bit at a time. I'll let you know if I have any luck.

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