Lifetime hours - Belt drive walkbehind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ensor, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. ensor

    ensor LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 55

    I have a 48" 15 hp Kawasaki Gravely Pro G walkbehind. I was wondering how many hours of use I might typically expect to get out of this machine before the engine and the rest of it is worn out. I perform all scheduled maintenance and in general take very good care of my equipment. What is you experience?
  2. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    I'm guessing the engine should last at least 2000 hours with proper maintenance. If you keep a greese gun on it, most other components, should last a while, but the engine may outlast spindals, and possibly transmission.
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    The sky is the limit. I overmaintain things. I expect them to go practically forever. There are many old w/b mowers out there running with a rediculous amount of hours on them. When a motor or something on them goes, its pretty cheap to replace and keep on going.
  4. ensor

    ensor LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 55

    Thanks for your replies. How long should the spindles and Peerless transmission be expected to last (on average)? Thanks.
  5. ince8728

    ince8728 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    a guy i work for has a 10 year old exmark 36" belt w/ a 13 kawi and he just replaced the engine this year. There was no hr meter on it but we guessed around 3000-4000 hrs. We do around 80 accounts a week with it.
  6. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    I bought my first walkbehind last year. Its an older model Giant Mow. Its on its second engine, but I feel that it should go for a few more years with hopefully not much more than routine maint.

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