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Who has 3000hr lifespan?

R&K Ent.

LawnSite Member
Just wondering about ZTR life span and would like to hear about YOUR(i.e. what make and model, how old, troubles had) longlife mower. Just looking for some answers to questions about manufacturers and engine makers.:help:


LawnSite Bronze Member
Not a ZTR, but I have Scag STHM, 3 wheeled rider, Kohler 22, still in use, with 3000Hrs.

No major problems, just misc. wear and tear things. That mower served me well.


LawnSite Senior Member
Dealer mentioned that the units should last about 100 hours per hp. I feel they last longer because I have a 95 metro that won't die.

Richard Martin

LawnSite Fanatic
Greenville, NC
Although my Dixie Chopper doesn't have 4,000 hours one of the reasons I did buy it was because of Dixie's reputation for easily going over 3,000 hours on Kohler engines. Dixie pioneered the use of engine oil coolers (now standard on Kohler engines) and was one of the first to use heavy duty air filtration, long before the Exmarks and Toros of the world had them. That along with Dixie's use of the Amsoil bypass filter make Dixie engines last a long time with proper filter and oil changes.


LawnSite Bronze Member
Any of the big name ZTR's should last 3000+ hours with no problem, if you give it the maintenance it deserves. Misc. parts will fail during the life of the mower, but those things are expected for the most part.