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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DirtRider, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. DirtRider

    DirtRider LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    I’m looking to expand with somewhat limited capital. I found a 36" ExMark belt drive on CL. Seller is selling for a friend whose husband owned it and recently passed. He said he would take $750. He went through the carb, did a compression check, lubed everything and said it runs and cuts like a champ. Hour meter is broken and I forgot to ask what year it is.

    Any additional questions I should ask? To those of you with more experience with these, what should I look for when inspecting it, specifically? Oh, I also did not ask if the deck is fixed but I assume it is. How is the cut quality with a fixed? I know a hydro is superior but what are my real issues going to be with a belt drive?

    Thanks all.

  2. DirtRider

    DirtRider LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Anyone want to throw me a bone here? I might go look at it tomorrow.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653


    Looks like a deal for someone willing to take a chance.
  4. DRBLawnBuster

    DRBLawnBuster LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 831

    That is a very old mower, and has been repainted, I would wait and keep looking, i bought my wb's on craigslist for 900 and 1,000 and they are way better mowers then that.
  5. BobcatZT

    BobcatZT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    I would keep looking also.......
  6. DirtRider

    DirtRider LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Hmm, I thought it looked repainted as well. I am in the communist state where everything costs twice what it should but these WB just don't come up for sale out here often. I looked on Ebay and they are all over the east coast but not too many out here.

    Damn, I could really use a larger mower. Any guess what year it might be?

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