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Looking at a slightly used MFT...

desire-a-ztr

LawnSite Member
Location
Indianapolis, IN
Hey all, I am looking at a sightly used MFT (claimed 26 hours), and he says that it was bought new in October 2005, and has been stored ever since.

What should I look for if it hasn't been run in a year and a half?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

Also, what would be a fair price for a 2005 MFT with the 17hp Kohler and the 42" deck?

Best Regards,
Eric
 

mowerconsultant

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Syracuse, NY
I would look at the battery and fuel.
The battery may just need a good charge.
The fuel system will likely need to have fresh fuel, if it runs ok then just getting good fresh fuel in it is all that is needed, if it doesn't run right then the fuel may need to be flushed out and the carb cleaned.
Get the oil changed and the air filter cleaned and blades sharpened and the unit greased and you will be good to go.
As to price.... hard to say really, they have gone up a bit in recent years...

Pj
 
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desire-a-ztr

LawnSite Member
Location
Indianapolis, IN
PJ,

Thanks for the reply. He is asking $100 less than MSRP from 2005. I think that is a bit much, but if he is willing to deal, it sounds like a plan.

Thanks again for the advice!

Regards,
Eric
 
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desire-a-ztr

LawnSite Member
Location
Indianapolis, IN
I don't know if it's a dealer or not. It's on ebay right now and that is his buy it now price. He says it was bought for his dad, but his dad didn't end up using it. He says it is was purchased in oct. of 2005

I'll post the link if it doesn't violate the terms of the forum.

Thanks,
Eric
 
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