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Questions on 255sx

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by GrazerZ, May 6, 2004.

  1. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    Ok heres the scoop. I'm going on saturday to look at a used 255sx vib plow. The machine is @8 years old. The current owner bought it and used it mainely as a back up machine ( he does mostely large stuff) He hasnt used it in 3years and figured out that he has no use for it now. He said that everything works great except that the 4 way spool valve for the up and down on the plow is frozen. He wants $1500 for it.. A new valve coplete with linkage is 789.00 but many rebuild parts are available.
    so what do you guys think? what should I look for as potential problems? Any thoughts on the valve? He seems very open abouit the condition of the machine. but it remains to be seen.
  2. aquamtic

    aquamtic LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    Even if you need to spend a few thousand your still ending up with a great machine. Take a closer look at the engine. Look for burning oil and leaks. Look for leaks on the hydraulic pump.

    As him for details on how he maintained it!

    Good Luck!
  3. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    Thanx aquamtic,
    Just wished out of 41 views more would have spoke up...

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