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Walker Question

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by nepistolman, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. nepistolman

    nepistolman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    I have a gentleman trying to sell me his walker it has 1300hrs on it for 3500 and I was wandering if that is a good deal or not? I am a little scared with the amount of hours on it and the local walker dealer says there good for 2000-3000 hours! I mow my own yard and 2 others and put no more than 70hrs on one in a year! Can someone help me out and give me some advise on what to look for on them that my cause me problems and would like anybodies opinion on it! It is a 42" GHS with Kohler 16hp v-twin full pressurized oil system! Please let me know what you guys would do or would I be better off getting a new dixon or something like that for the same money I am just not a Briggs fan so I would like to stay with kohler or kawasaki!

    Thanks alot for your time
  2. Rufscape

    Rufscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Sounds OK but look at the over all picture....Maintenance record....any leaks and tire wear, pulleys and so on....Remember those machines are good quality but if not taken care of can be a big headache because of the complication of the machine...Remember only buy something you really need not want..
  3. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,786

    good advice from the above poster. I can tell you there are some around here with 500 to 1000 hours in the 4 to 6,000.00 range. They do hold their value well. If you are truely interested find a walker dealer and have them check it out good before you buy it. You may have to pay $100.00 or so but it will be money well spent if they find something big going out. If it checks out then offer him 2800.00 for it. They are GREAT mowers I can tell you that much! good luck
  4. nepistolman

    nepistolman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    thanks for the information I really apreciate it
  5. nepistolman

    nepistolman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    thanks for the input and information I really appreciate it
  6. TGM

    TGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 931

    yes MAINTENANCE. those kohlers will be trashed if not taken care of well. they are complex, but once you learn the little things that break, or wear, then it's all good...just like in any machine.
  7. nepistolman

    nepistolman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    thanks for the info i really appreciate it
  8. EMTDUCK1984

    EMTDUCK1984 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    Be Careful With Walkers As Someone That Used To Carry Walker And Still Services Them You Want To Make Sure To Check The Oil If It Is Discolored Bad Then You Have To Think About Maybe Lookin In A Newer Direction Average Use Before Repairs On Walker(and Before Everyone Tries To Tell Me Otherwise This Is Average) Is About 1500 To 2000 Hours Depending On How Well It Was Maintained
  9. nepistolman

    nepistolman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    thanks for the information but was wandering if it is really black or what you meant by discolored? and if it was recently serviced how long does it take to get discolored bad?

    But thanks again!
  10. EMTDUCK1984

    EMTDUCK1984 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    Depending If They Run With Dirty Air Filters Or It Has A Air Leak Which Causes It To Suck Dirt Which Kills The Life Of The Engine If They Had Serviced It A Month Ago And You Cant See Through It Clearly You Could Have Problems

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