lawnboy 4.5 hp silver series?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fga, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    Anyone ever use this model? I have lawnboys but they are all commercial. I saw the 4.5 hp silver series, at a yard sale yesterday, it was 2years old. The guy said give him $50 bucks and i could put it on my truck. I would have taken it right there, but i couldn't get it started. the guy told me he hired a lawnguy and the mower hasn't been started in a year...... needs a tune up maybe. Quality or don't bother?
  2. Nick17

    Nick17 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    I'd take it.. I've had good luck in the past with buying stuff from a yard sale. I got a mower MTD for $20 didn't work (changed oil, gas, added spark plug, and cleaned carb and it worked) and a push edger for free which I got to work and sold it.

    With a little knowledge, you can get it to work..

  3. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    I bought mine in 1990. It's been abused so much, I'km embarrassed to give all the details. But I will say this, in the spring, pullit once or twice and it's up and running.

    50 Bucks, where do i sign!?
  4. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    Lawnboys are my first choice for 21" mowers! Great cut and they seem to run forever!!
  5. Rick Jones

    Rick Jones LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 427

    Is this a 2-stroke or 4-stroke?

    My father has a 1994 Silver Series (2 cycle) that has been used weekly to mow a 1/4 acre lot and the only things that have gone wrong were the gas tank (factory recall) and the ignition coil, $35. So I would say they are pretty decent mowers.

    Of course if it is not running, I'd offer him a lot less. Maybe like $25-30. He's going to have a hard time selling it for $50 without it running, so he'd probably take less.

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