What is the story on hours on your Walker

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by turf9, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. turf9

    turf9 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    I never really looked at it much but my hour meter on my 98 Walker 20 hp reads 1423.00 I keep it well maintained. When will it blow? How long will it last I find the weak link on this thing is the motor.So far it's running good blew a head gasket fixed it myself $6 part 1hr time. Any Walker war story's welcome.
  2. JHLC

    JHLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    I was wondering the same thing. My 25hp 98 has a little over 1200 hours on it, same head gasket problem.
  3. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    My '96 walker 20hp ghs has 1511 hrs with no engine problems. I am changing the discharge chute this week because it wore a hole thu it. I have not had any problems with this mower, just normal maintenance.
  4. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    The war stories seem to be about the Kohlers not particularly the Walker.
    I had a 25hp Kohler from he ll in 1997-8 that was garbage after 100 hours. I later sold it and bought a 2000 26EFI that had a factory (Bosch) fuel pump issue that was rectified under warranty. Other than that my 26 has over 1200 hours on it and I have had ZERO problems, Kohler or Walker related.

    Now that 98 was a different story. I can't even bring myself to talk about it again but head gaskets were one of the problems amongst many others.
  5. MLI

    MLI LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 464

    had a 97 with the 20 hp.......got 2000+ hrs with no major probs. Then sold it to guy on here awhile back and he used it for a yr!
  6. mpblass

    mpblass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    I have a 2000 model with a 20hp Kohler about 1400 hours and no engine problems yet.
  7. mrgreeninc

    mrgreeninc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    I have a 2000 walker with the EFI in it. I got 2520 hours before the motor was changed out. It was still running at the time but was leaking oil and had lost compression. I put a new motor in it with the updated wiring harness and computer. It has more power than the original motor had. I already have 200 hours on the new motor.
  8. turf9

    turf9 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    thanks for the input guys sound like the motor is in fact the weak point on these things.Knock on wood I hope I can push 2 more seasons out of it.Thanks again
  9. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    I have 2 Walkers, a 1996 Kolher 20 HP and a 1997 diesel, both are close to 2900 hours. The 1996 is ready for a new engin, burning oil and fouling a plug. Very few problems,starters on the Kohler my biggest issue.

  10. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    Got an 2002 20HP with 650 hrs and no problems yet. Glad to here you guys are getting lots of hours.

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