My new mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by All Seasons Landscaping, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. All Seasons Landscaping

    All Seasons Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Ok, not exactly 'new' by any standards (doesn't even come up in JD's database, haha). But, new to me. It's a 52" 16HP Deere. It's my first commercial mower, I've always used my parents' Deere tractors for my mowing (never had more than 10 customers). The pic was right when I got it home. I'm putting new belts/blades/plugs/etc. in right now, and will clean it up and post another pic. Anyway, not a bad set up for under $300, and maybe another $100 in parts. Spindles and axles are tight, etc. They built Deeres solidly back in the day!

  2. KCfireman

    KCfireman LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,227

    Shoot, you get it cleaned up real good, she ought to look like new again for sure. Good deal you got on it. I don't care for Briggs, but for you it will be ok.
  4. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    I remember using that same JD back in the 80's. I think the one I owned was a 48 with a 14 kohler. Very well built and could take a lot of abuse. I remember using it like a brush hog on heavily overgrown lawns but it could also produce a very good cut on nice lawns. I used it for about 5 years and never had any problems with it. For $300 you got a great deal. It will pay for itself in no time.
  5. vmderrick

    vmderrick LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    Thats i crazy looking velke/ sulky. IS it homemade?
  6. All Seasons Landscaping

    All Seasons Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Not sure, but it's a distinct possibility.
  7. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    Be sure to post pictures when you get it serviced and cleaned up !!
  8. ashelton

    ashelton LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Messages: 150

  9. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,199

    300.00 is a good deal.
  10. lauchlan mcconnell

    lauchlan mcconnell LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Fix/service it and it shall serve you well , make money and up grade but keep that old girl as your backup, great price well done.

    Mowing grass down under

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