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Walker Mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bsco03, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. bsco03

    bsco03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Hey Guys

    new to the forum. . . a year in with my own business 5 years experience.

    looking to get a Walker Mower


    don't know much about them started with a 21" push mower then a 33" walk behind now have a 48" bobcat walk behind



    i am looking to buy a 2001 Walker Mower the 3 wheel kind... whats a good offer price it runs decks a little beat up its been sitting in the weather for a year trying not to break the bank on the purchase.

    Let me know thank you

    brian
     
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    Define the details as to what the mower is.
     
  3. Greenleaf Lawns

    Greenleaf Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    I am a big Walker brand fan

    that said I'd be very concerned about any mower that had been sitting outside for a year

    I know some do it but it is very hard on bearings, bushes, rubber parts and etc.
     
  4. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    make sure you look over the mower really closely and make sure there is no rust of anything major wrong with it. To be sitting outside for a year isnt too good for it
     
  5. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    I have an 01. bought new. I would look for a later model 03 and up.

    I had a problem with the fuel system. The 01 has a bottom feed. Later

    models have a top feed. Walker has an upgrade kit which I installed. after

    season. Also 03 and up are powder coated not painted. Ed
     
  6. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,038

    ours sits outside most all the time , rain can cause cosmetic damage to the seat ,dry it out and crack , box will be fine. the bearings on the caster could be an issue , polish the shafts with a SOS pad and dry and grease, same for the wheel dearings , you can get all the bearings at a parts house for penneys compaired to walker prices. the 3 rd wheel you can just change it to a sealed bearing in it , all outher bearings will be fine if greased , also check that the steering levers move , if they hang your ok ,if they are stuck it will take time . all of the unit can be self fixed in time without major cost to you . also pull the 2 deck pins and see if the deck carrier frame will slide ,it may seize up , heat it with a torch to remove and polish and grease . i have bought them for $975.oo and after a week they ran out great .
     

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