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how many hrs do you expect to get out of your permagreen, or other ride ons?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by georgialawn88, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,075

    how many hrs do you have on your ride ons and still going strong? how many hrs should i expect to get out of one if taken care of?
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,556

    Sold my Ultra at about 1200 hours. Hour meter quit 2 years before.
  3. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    Im still running my 1988 DC model hour meter stop working in mid 90s and shows 2k on it

    Mine started out to be a mower Now is my spray rig since late 90s and its on it 2nd motor The hydro's are factory
  4. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,384

    If it has the letters KUBOTA on it, it will last a minimum of 5000 hours with regular pm!
  5. clydebusa

    clydebusa Inactive
    Messages: 1,660

    Somewhere around 4K hours.
  6. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    Forever with routine maintance.
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  7. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    The answer to that question is totally subjective. Care and maintenance is the key to the life of any piece of machinery. i.e. cars that have driven a million miles and my daughter flies an airplane built in 1958. Now with that said you have to understand that us manufacturers are taking parts and putting them into the worst situation there is for metal parts, fertilizer and water. Then the people that buy them turn them over to the loving care of a young person who has a hot date every night so he has no time to clean it. This is after he has played moto-cross with it for 8 hours then he will take it out the next day and do it all over again. Get my drift.
    In my 39 years of doing this I have seen much and I can tell you that the best cared for machines are the ones that are owned / operated by an individual and he cares for his machine as it is his income and he does not want to walk. As said above with proper care and maintenance a unit could last indefinately. You have high quality parts in all ride on units, great engines and most parts made of stainless steel, so the manufacturers are trying. But, the owners have to do their part to insure the Production Life of any machine.
  8. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Messages: 4,919

    What are your best care tips? I keep the oil changed and look over the machine for parts that need attention.

    There has also be some talk here about washing off ....good or bad? I blow the machine off regularly but give it a good rinse off after a fertilizer round is completed.
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  9. Efficiency

    Efficiency LawnSite Bronze Member
    from zone 6
    Messages: 1,755

    Economic or useable life?
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