My Walker Deal !!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Turfer, Mar 5, 2001.

  1. Turfer

    Turfer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    Just picked up my Walker about an hour ago. Thanks for the help on the price. Here is the final deal: 97 GHS, 42", 20hp, 632 hours, dealer maintained, 2 extra new tires, 2 sets of blades, 1 gallon of oil, new oil filter, extra new front tire + practically new Shindaiwa 230 weed eater. price = $3500.

    The only thing I see that may need some attention is the PTO gear box oil. It looks dirty but does not smell burned. The manual says that it is sealed but can be changed. Does anybody know how to get to the drain plug on the bottom of the PTO box ? What kind of gear oil do you use ? Thanks.
  2. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    good pickup
  3. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    Sounds like you did real good,good luck with it,Thats a great machine for fall clean-ups.
  4. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Great deal,
    Gearbox access. use a hex head wrench that is similar to the size that is on top of the gearbox. I take the deck off and run it up on some auto ramps. While you are under there it wont hurt to change the oil in the gear axles newt to both wheels. A hex head wrench does this also. Walkers new models have a hex head plug that has a magnet tip for good reason. Both gearboxes run great on Mobil 1 GEAR oil. I'd highly recommend doing this, you won't regret it. Good Luck and welcome to the club.
  5. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Congrats on the find.
    I will share my good fortune as well. 6 weeks ago I got a 2000 Walker 42 GHS 20HP Kohler, large catcher and duaL tailwheel---135 HOURS !!! part time owner with 15 lawns per week !!! selling because of divorse for $6000. not even broken in.
    More than I wanted to spend, but its like new minus $3000 with tax.


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