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look what i bought!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sodgod, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. sodgod

    sodgod LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    I went to an estate sale this morning and look what i found! I made friends with the guy. He was a golf course superintendent and we talked for awhile. Real nice guy let me tell ya. He was interested to see a young kid in the green industry. I got both tampers for $5.00. no thats not a typo! They aren't running right now but if i have to put some money into them then so be it. It will be worth it. I need them for patios, walkways, and retaining walls. Can any one help me out on getting them running? Parts? tricks? He took me in back to his other barn and he showed me the two w/b mowers he had. One he's going to be selling this spring. hes gotta clean it up and get it ready. He asked me if i was interested. Of course i am. It's a lesco 48". he asked for my number so i gave him my card. He said he'll give me a call. What a day!


  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    not bad. I am curious as how much it is going to cost you to get them up and running. And if you do get them up and running with very little cost, you got one heck of a deal
  3. littlenic

    littlenic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 144

    What's that white stuff in the background, haven't seen that before.

    looks like a great deal, congrats.

  4. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    yeah! and there is a helluvalot of it! :waving:

    those whackers (whacker packers) were a great find. I hope the LESCO works out as well.

    GEO :waving:
  5. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    we got white stuff everywhere. be glade to send ya some, i think we were ready for green when all the white showed up.
  6. freddyc

    freddyc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    I'll give you $25 for th blue one.....deal??? :blob3:
  7. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    That's a real good deal, seeings how new replacements are $2500 or so ( 1999 prices). You didn't mention what brand they are.. MWM, Wacker? either way, they both have Robin engines, so parts shouldn't be too hard to find. Check for compression 1st,then check spark, then work on the carbs. Don't forget to change the oil in the hopping mechanism's cranck case, once you get them running.
    I imagine you've got your work cut out, but that's alot cheaper than buying new ones, and better than renting if ya need em' often.. Good luck.

    Btw, the best place to find parts will probly be a rental yard, but they are usually gangsters on any parts/labor.. be careful.
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    it even followed me on the site. I can never get away from the "white stuff"
  9. Mycannon

    Mycannon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    looks like you need a snow blower more than a whacker
  10. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    Congrats on your purchase. Hopefully it wont cost you too much to get them up and running.

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