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aphilippi,I will be able to look at the mower some time tomorrow and give you their phone number then(it`s on the decal). Mine is quite old but should work ok for some time. I am a single operator and don`t need that type of machine.
I am just interested in the details of a National Mower dealer so that I can buy a new triplex 68 mower (does anyone know how much they cost?). I'm worried that the tel no on the machine will just be National Mowers number, not the dealers? Can you give me the tel number of your dealer in Wisconsin?
I have a dealer here who is prepared to service the machine but does not stock them.
A "new" 68" or a used one in good shape with a bunch of life left in them?
The 68" is the 'estate' mower, aka a high end residential mower, not to be confused with the larger utility tri-plex both belt and hydro driven.
The biggest difference between the 68" and other machines is in the front end and frame assembly. The 68 is substantially less well built for crew use than the other machines.
If you are really in the need for a National Mower, go to: www.turfnet.com, access their equipment listings and browse from there. Also look for country club landscaping out of Ohio (if he is still in business) Jim Mullins had this turf equipment business the last time I bothered to look.
Pretty much expect to pay no more than $2,500.00 to maybe $3,200.00 tops for a really, really good used machine.
A word to the wise about National reels, they are the hardest reels to grind.
Set up and squaring take a well trained equipment tech and their bedknives - you had better have a 5lb hand sledge with one hell of a good bedbar screw bit in your impact hammer.
And if your equipment dealer who will service the machine for you tries to say just backlapping will keep the three cutting units in shape, run don't walk away.
Operating a National Mower is one thing, wrenching on their reels is something else entirely different. These reels are a perfect case of if you don't know what you are doing they will eat your lunch, both in set up and maintenance.
Ask around at your local golf courses either for used National mowers or advise on whom would care to maintain the reels for you.