Is 450 hours a Lot? (exmark)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Goble's Lawn Service, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. Goble's Lawn Service

    Goble's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    I have the chance to buy a Exmark z 52" with a 23 kohler, comes with a ultra vac and a jrco dethatcher for 450 hours when you start seeing things god wrong? or is it just broken in?

    thanks a lot guys
  2. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    If it was maintained, (especially if it had synthetic oil in it) it is just broken in.

    If it was abused, it probably is just broken.
  3. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me. That is the exact mower I want. Brand new out the door it was about $9000 (if memory serves me). 450 isnt' necessarily a lot of hours. It all depends on who owned it. Was it an LCO who beat it to death and didn't change the fluids and didn't lube it. Or was it a home owner who treated it like a second child.
  4. Goble's Lawn Service

    Goble's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    The add said he had changed the oil/filter every 50 hours....

    I appreciate the replies....

  5. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    I bought mine in Jan or Feb, and it has almost 600 hours on it, and still works like brand new. Starts perfectly, everything. If i work late, the next morning i dont even need to choke it, cranks right up.
  6. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

  7. Travis Followell

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

    450 hrs really isn't that much if a machine has been taken care of. We have a mower with 550 hrs and its like new and we've took care of it and expect it to last 2000 hrs before it starts giving major problems because we run it over some rough ground. On normal yards a mower with regular maintenence will last probibly 3000 hrs for an air cooled engine before it starts giving problems so to answer your question that sounds like a good deal to me.

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