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how many hours should my new walkbehind get?

lawnwizards

LawnSite Silver Member
just bought a bobcat with a 15hp kohler, the dealer said i should expect 2500-3000 hours. is this correct? whats the average hours you all get out of your machines. thanks in advance.

lawnwizards
 

rodfather

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Clinton, NJ
I would say he is correct...maybe even more with a good pm program adhered to.
 

Jusmowin

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Va Beach,Va
Sounds about right. I have a 99 toro wb w/ a 16 vanguard, that I would say has around 5 to 6 thousand hours on it to date.
 

sgallaher

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Middle TN
I have a 48" Exmark WB and it's about 12 years old. Still runs great. I bought it used about 3 years ago. No hour meter on it so not too sure of the # of hours. It has a 12hp Kawi and it starts on the first or scond pull. After sitting all winter it only took 3 pulls to start. If you take care of any machine it should last a long time.
 

Roger

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
McMurray, PA
I have an Exmark Viking (hydro) with Kohler 15hp ProCommand. I changed engines after about 3,500 service hours, and now have put another 1,500 hours on the machine. I've changed spindle bearings, but after 5,000 hours on the machine, it still is fine.

I understand that the 3,500 hrs on the first engine is considered very good service. I work solo and do all my own maintenance work.
 

TURF DOCTOR

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
BEREA KY
Sounds right,This is a big statement but if you take care of your equipment it will last a lifetime.
 

Pecker

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Louisiana
Also, use it the way it is intended to be used and don't overwork it (i.e. mulching grass that is too high).
 
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