New motor or new mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Benchmark, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. Benchmark

    Benchmark LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    I had a 2cycle toro go down today. I can either replace the engine with a honda 4 cylcle for w/ 6.5 horsepower non commercial unit for $350, or buy a new toro for $1000. The mower is about 6 seasons old, but the deck is still in good shape. The mechanic said I should get 2 or 3 years out of a new motor. If I knew how much longer I was going to keep the business I would probably buy new. What do you guys think?
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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  3. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,208

    I would replace the motor, as it's no good to sell without a motor, plus you can use it until you figure out what your doing business wise. Good luck !!
  4. Texas Mower Parts

    Texas Mower Parts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 472

    You can still buy the Suzuki short block through Toro for ~$300
  5. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    Enigine Definetly, honda has pretty darn goos engine, i think it and the toro deck would work well

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