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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by summitgroundskeeping, Sep 9, 2001.

  1. summitgroundskeeping

    summitgroundskeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    I need a 36" w/b. Some properties we do are too for 21" and too small for even a 48" hydro w/b. Our friends at South Country Landscaping have an old, old, scag 36" w/b. It has a manual clutch for the gears. Anyway it was a parts mower, stripped to basically the frame. Well they will sell it to us. If they got all the parts on it, and motor what would be a good price to buy it? I was thinking of swapping a 14hp kaw. engine from my 48" hydro w/b and putting it on the scag and putting a larger motor on the 48" hydro w/b. because that 14hp kaw CAN be sometimes underpowered for a 48" hydro, and I think it would work great on that 36". What do u all think?
  2. summitgroundskeeping

    summitgroundskeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    Does this sound like the way to go? Would it be cheaper than buying used?
  3. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    personaly,if the option for a used machine was there and it was in Good condition wih a reasonable price, i would jump at it
  4. Personaly I think you are asking for problems. I would look to see if any dealers or others are selling a used 36". By the time you get done rebuilding it and getting it to work you could have spent that time and money on one that is working now.

    MY 3 cents worth

  5. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,226

    i'm with lawngodfather, you are wasting your time and money for a used frame from mower that you would have to rebuild. i can see your dealer's pockets getting fatter from allthe money he will make on the make up on parts and labor costs rebuilding this worthless project. just buy a new scag36" w/b and instead of having them keepthe 12.5 or whatever size engine it is on it have them switch it with a 14.
  6. TOSLC

    TOSLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 175

    I think it sounds like a good idea!

    It sounds to me like your wanting a bigger engine for your other w/b? What better way to make use of what you have, and get something new (new to you) that would benefit your business. I too would like to have a 36" w/b, but the few back yards that we do, do not warrant buying a NEW 36" w/b. If I find one that needs some work (like what your looking at) I will buy it.

    Besides winter is coming up and I'll need a project to keep from driving my wife nuts!!! Ha! Ha! Ha!
  7. fivestarlawnken

    fivestarlawnken LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    I would go with a new or good used mower.I think this mower needs retired.Or it may drive you crazy.
  8. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Get something ready to go. A stripped mower isn't a good investment.

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