Jacobsen Turfcats - ever work on one?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by landcruiser, Oct 6, 2002.

  1. landcruiser

    landcruiser LawnSite Member
    from Tx
    Messages: 134

    I am looking at buying several Jacobsen Turfcat front deck mowers and wonder if any of you have ever owned or worked on them. These are front deck mowers, some flail type, some rotary some diesel, some propane. Models are T422, T423 and T455G. It concerns me that both type decks are driven hydraulically and not with a mechanical setup (driveshaft/gearbox). Are parts available for these machines? Who makes the transmissions in them and what brand propane motor do they use? I know the diesels are Kubota. Just looking for any insight on the quality of these units and if they are worth owning. Thanks.
  2. jsmith6752

    jsmith6752 LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 24

    I have a Turfcat II. I have been using it for years. I have had very good luck with mine and keeping up the maintenance. It has the 3 cylinder kubota engine. Usually the parts need to come from a dealer. My biggest problem is finding a used deck. I need the casters and supports. I am not even going to price that at a dealer. If you can get them at a reasonable price go for it.

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