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Is this worth it?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ATouchofGrass, Jun 23, 2008.


    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Couldn't agree more with Hokie.
  2. ATouchofGrass

    ATouchofGrass LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from CT
    Messages: 507

    Yea that was my idea. I really dont need something like this but if i could get it for cheap and it was in working order than i would have purchased it. But since you guys know much more about it than i do.. i will take your word for it. But just for sh*ts and giggles how much would you offer him for it?

    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    If you could get it for 300.00 it has a new engine already, the pumping system is pretty basic, and i could give you some ideas on where to get a pump cheaper thanpg if it needs one, so that just leaves what some of the other guys mentioned like the axle and bearings which will then be your'e next problem, if your'e somewhat mechanical you can also add some grease Zurgs that will help in the future, it may not be that bad for what you need it for. I only cautioned you so harshly at first if you were gonna be doing 15 -20 lawns a day and this being the only means but using it part time you may be ok.
  4. ATouchofGrass

    ATouchofGrass LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from CT
    Messages: 507

    Yea no i would only be using it for like 3 lawns a month if that because i don't do this full time, mostly build walk ways, cut lawns regular landcaper. I am just toying with idea to bring in a little more cash flow. And if i can get this for cheap than it could be worth the money..
  5. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    i may b wrong, but that is the wrong replacement motor-
    the correct motor has a vertical driveshaft and a horizontal
    pto shaft. i would call PG and get a price on the parts u need 1st,
    then figure if its worth it to you---also working on it is a piece of
    cake, very easy. u could replace the motor, tranny, all the cables
    and batt in just a few hours
  6. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,671

    If you do get it, better make sure the new engine has a separate drive shaft for the spinner. Otherwise, that will be all you have....a toy!
  7. ATouchofGrass

    ATouchofGrass LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from CT
    Messages: 507

    Thanks for the info guys... Now i have second thoughts on purchasing it. I would much rather get a walkbehind with the synergy spray kit.
  8. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    Looks like too much work for what it's worth. I have a synergy, works decent. It was about $275 if I remember, and the spreader was about $300-$350. For $900 someone is trying to rip you off, I would let them know it.
  9. ATouchofGrass

    ATouchofGrass LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from CT
    Messages: 507

    Yea i know, thats from a Lesco Dealer.. I was like wow thats steep! I guess its because im in one of the richest counties, sucks for me!
  10. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,553

    Touch of Grass,
    Mine is about the same year. Paint over the rust with Rust Oleum. Spray rusty moving parts with WD-40. If you can do simple mechanical things. It should work. It looks like the throttle cable is broken off. Easy fix. One of the nozzles is upside down, and a red one is missing, (never used anyway). The deflector cable is probably rusted shut--seldom used--easy fix. Air filter missing.

    Perhaps the machine starts but cannot be driven because the throttle cable is broken. Since it has a centrifulgal clutch, it will not move until you can rev the motor up to about 2500 rpm. Any mower shop could fix that in five minutes.

    Electric pump down underneath--probably needs primeing-with a full tank of water. You may need a new battery--use a motorcycle battery--about $20.

    Above is correct--any new motor needs a jackshaft to power the spinner.

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