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musician/lawnman
04-13-2008, 07:39 AM
I came across this in my local area on craigslist....
is 3000 hrs alot for a diesel mower? I know it is for a gas machine but I don't know....
http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/grd/637140368.html

makbootzy
04-13-2008, 07:56 AM
Im dont know but here is another grasshopperhttp://purplewave.com/cgi-bin/mnlist.cgi?purple101/4079

realhuntin
04-13-2008, 05:01 PM
Quote[/b] (musician/lawnman @ April 13 2008,8:39)]I came across this in my local area on craigslist.... *
is 3000 hrs alot for a diesel mower? * I know it is for a gas machine but I don't know....
http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/grd/637140368.html
I would have to say it is very close to rebuild time. As you know gas will last about 2100 before you replace or rebuild and that depends on how it is taken care of, proper maintenance is the key, A diesel will last about 2 times what *gas will if it is taken care of, and serviced properly, so if it has 3000 hrs and life expectancy is only 4000 then it is close, if the price is right and the deck is still in good shape, no welds and good pulleys and bearings and not much work is needed then its up to you at that point. If it is a Kabota engine then you may depends again on care of the machine get about 5000 hrs and then you're still over half way to rebuild time. I'm not big on grasshoppers but to each their own. Remember that diesel machines take more maintenance all the way around.

Good Luck
Tim

musician/lawnman
04-13-2008, 05:21 PM
Thanks Tim!
That's the kinda info I was hoping to get here..... That helps.

lawnindustryconsultants.com
04-13-2008, 06:48 PM
Chuck stay away someone elses trouble

Steve
04-13-2008, 07:04 PM
What would you have to do to rebuild it? How much would it cost?

lawnindustryconsultants.com
04-13-2008, 07:11 PM
Diesel motors are a lil pricey to work on.