Most hours on mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Quiky One, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. Quiky One

    Quiky One LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    How many hours have you guys ever ran on a mower? Please specify brand, motor, diesel v. gas, and how many inch cut.

    Thanks Jason
  2. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    i have a 03 lazer with 315 hours, a 05 lazer with 303 hours and a 03 w/b with about 90 hours
    still many years of life left

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,668

    3200 hrs 26 efi Kohler on a 48" Walker, almost 4 years.
    (had the same engine blow after 1400 hrs on different mower,exact same model)
    I usually sell the mowers after 2 full seasons
    2600 hrs EFI 28 Kohler on Dixie 60" 2.5 seasons
    Retired a 52" scag hydro walk behind with a 16 Vanguard this year, bought new
    in 95. no hour meter but I would guess over 4500. Gave it to one of my employees, engine still running strong, the rest of the mower was beat
  4. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,083

    The most I ever got out of a gas motor was an old L head Kohler.
    7,200 hrs on a very old Toro GM3 greens mower - probably mid seventies or so.
    The unit actually had pretty good torque up until the piston separated at the wrist pin.
    I have a fairly large employee base and the highest hour piece of equipment is a '99 Gravely 260PM with 1900 hours on it. We use this machine as a "goat" mower - anything that is tall and nasty gets trimmed by 'ol nasty.
    And when I have friends clamoring to borrow a machine even my secretary knows about 'ol nasty - she will just point, hand them the key and 'ol nasty is out the dorr again.
    All my other machines are traded out every two and a half years or so when they reach around 950-1050 hrs.
  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    2001 model year Ransome Bobcat rider. 52" cut, 22hp kohler engine. High 3600's when it was sold. Still running on its original engine original build.

    1996 model year Ransome Bobcat hydro wb mower. 52" cut, 16hp v-twin vanguard enigne. +or-2800 hours. Still runs as a primary mower.
  6. Snowman269

    Snowman269 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Interesting, why get rid of them after 2 seasons & 1,000 hours. Are they really that beat, loose wore out? Or is it that they still have some value & it's a good time to upgrade.

    Maybe I should start another post about maintenance.
  7. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    We have 3 eXmark Lazer HP's with 1200-1400 hours on each. All run daily. We also have a new 60" Lazer with about 150 hours so far.
  8. BobcatZT

    BobcatZT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    1998 Ransomes Bobcat ZTR 61" Kohler Command 25hp has 3288 hours on it.

    Our other Bobcat's with 17hp Kawi's don't have hour meters on them, and I don't even wanna guess cause they are not used as hard as the 61.
  9. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,472

    I know a guy who has 4100 on a 25 kohler exmark 60 ultra cut same guy 4200
    same type mower. same type mower another friend has 2400.
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Buddy of mine has an old Scag 3-wheeler with a Kohler on it. 7400 hours so using it just for his place. Guess he figures when it blows up, he doesn't want to have to drag it too far lol.

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