What 2 look for in a used Belt Drive....

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Sauls1686, Aug 15, 2003.

  1. Sauls1686

    Sauls1686 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    This question is probably posted on here some time but I din feel like looking.

    Im just getting started and am looking to buy a walkbehind. Seeing that i still have to buy a truck so i can quit pulling my $75.00 snowmobile trailer with a 91 Grand Marquis, I can only spend about $1,200 on a mower.

    Sooo that means USED. I guess I want a 48" Scag belt drive walkbehind. It doesnt have to be a Scag, but I want something like that.

    Im looking at used walkbehinds and I want to know what some things are to watch out for.........
  2. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    Bad engine noises

    Blade spindle wear - blades should not wobble.

    Test run the machine, listen for transmission noise

    Check the belts for excesive wear and they are tightened properly. Check pulleys for excesive wear, they will need to be changed.

    Check that the deck is level. Try testing it on a lawn.

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