How many hours are to many?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by rerod, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. paulsgrass

    paulsgrass LawnSite Member
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    300 thousand far and few between. So yes it is uncommon to see vehicles get into 300 thousand with no problems.
     
  2. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
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    It depends.o_O
     
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  3. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
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    There have been numerous threads to the contrary.
     
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  4. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
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    1300+ hours might be fine and then again the engine might be on death's door. A lot will depend on the owner. If the owner is a solo operator and anal about maintenance it might be worth looking at.

    If it was run by crews at a fairly large company it is much more of a crapshoot.

    I have looked at used Exmark 60" TT's run by Brightview. Most are in rough shape even though they will have around 1k hours. Wanted to get one in the word way a number of years ago but the ones I saw were in too bad of shape.
     
  5. Mowing monkey.

    Mowing monkey. LawnSite Senior Member
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    I didn’t say no problem. You’ll almost certainly have to replace all the motor accessories, ball joints and bearings. I bet you’ll find more 300k mile vehicles than you’ll find vehicles that were built in the last 20 years that are junk at 100k and it’s not the owners fault.
     
  6. paulsgrass

    paulsgrass LawnSite Member
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    Yes you will. In Florida.
     
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  8. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Silver Member
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  9. Marshall's Yard Service

    Marshall's Yard Service LawnSite Member
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    If it was American made:usflag: you could expect at least 100k more miles. Keep America Great!:usflag:
     
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