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Old April 18th, 2015, 08:57 PM
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Anyone here own a landscape company? Any input on walker mowers? Have 4-5 years on them but a long time ago and now looking at gently used ones with efi vs diesel vs carb and s, c and t model levels to start a crew. Any insight appreciated!
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Old April 19th, 2015, 07:44 AM
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a good friend has a woods a walker and just bought a john deere, they have all been good mowers with minimal maintenance . They get run until something breaks usually in the deck bearings tentioners etc . I think the new john Deere can mow at like 15mph, it cost more than a mid size Hyundai
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Old April 19th, 2015, 04:44 PM
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Thanks for the info and yeah the price of these things is crazy
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I've got a 05' mtghs that has been great. One of the bigger things that go wrong are the drive hydros. Not hard to replace but there's really no rebuilding them or getting around the price of a new part (I think around $600ea.) I the hydros are good for 1500-2000 hours of use. Weak hydros will still move but make mowing on a hill/side hill near impossible. If your buying used id recommend a road test on some hills if you can find some. The controls take quite a bit of getting used to riding but once acclimated they can't be beat. The way the deck flips up is great for blade changes and maintenance too. I'm not a walker salesman or anything just really like mine.
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Thanks for the hydros heads up, you'r the second to say that today and will test any i look at. I'm looking at either a 2013 26efi with 800 hours for 8k with 18' trailer or 2013 20hp with 600 hours for 7k with trailer. Everyone says efi is far better running and better on fuel but costly when it breaks and does have common small issues. I'd love to go diesel but can't find any used.
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