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Tips for homeowner on buyind a used 54" WB mower

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by harryhomeowner, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. harryhomeowner

    harryhomeowner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    I'm considering buying a 2 or 3 year old 54" WB mower in the $1,000-$2,500 range.

    It will used 1x wkly.

    What should I be looking for?

    What's a sure sign of abuse?

  2. eshreve1234

    eshreve1234 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 184

    I paid $1,295 for my Deere HD 75 with 54" 1998 model with 1300 hrs. I may not be a good shopper but I doubt you will find a machine only 3 yrs old for the money you are looking to spend.

    Things I looked for while purchasing:

    Good Tires
    Not too much vibration from engine
    Tracks straight
    Good power going up hills
    Scalp wheels still able to be adjusted
    Deck height is still adjustable (holes for pins not worn out)
    Front caster tires in good shape
    no large dents/holes in deck
    Discharge opening in good shape (big deal if you want to bag)

    Hope this helps you out.
  3. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 743

    Get a Scag or an eXmark.

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