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mr.mindless

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Dumb mower
« on: May 21, 2020, 12:16:34 PM »
What could possibly go wrong?
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is it overkill? sure. I don't need 17 acres per hour cutting speed, and I'll surely not be able to achieve that anyway with trees and narrow spots.
But - could I get a functional similar hours/quality zero turn for less? I'm not sure. He already said he'd to $2200. I don't know that I can get him better than that.

Hoses are generic, hydro motors are generic.
blades and spindles could be tough
belts are generic
it's a Cummins and a Dana 60.
They sold this as a snowblower too, with hydro drive hubs on the steer axle. Doubt I can find those parts but it would be plenty of snowthrower to do all needs here if I could.

I think the parts issues are probably people who want to go to a dealer and buy a thing without thought.

The issue is the weight on my lawn. I don't know distribution but I'm guessing by tires at 60/40 front biased? engine is pretty far back though. Duals on the front may solve, or the rear steers may be an issue as well.

Would certainly take some time to learn how to drive it.

other down side is that if it doesn't work it'll probably take a good while to sell.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1817172161749876/
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Re: Dumb mower
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 12:18:53 PM »
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Re: Dumb mower
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2020, 04:48:16 PM »
edging towards yes.

did a little more shopping. cheap $1000 runner zero turn sold in less than a day from craigslist this morning. all other comparables are more expensive than this even at 2200. can put 500 into it and still be cheaper than most zeros - either to have something way cooler or completely useless. that's the debate...
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Re: Dumb mower
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 04:54:07 PM »
this is the other "cheap" option - a 50" Ariens with a weak engine for $700
not that replacing an engine is cheap.
and 50" is small for my use, I think
https://rochester.craigslist.org/grd/d/rochester-ariens-zoom-2050-turn/7127860289.html
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Re: Dumb mower
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2020, 05:04:56 PM »
Woods 20hp 60" $1200 2060hr
Seems underpowered.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2708202726127618/
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Re: Dumb mower
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2020, 05:19:42 PM »
$1500 cub cadet 27hp 60" 430hr
hour south of buffalo though :(

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/567836030812161/

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Re: Dumb mower
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2020, 05:32:44 PM »
I don't know how I missed this one. 72" 22hp diesel Jacobsen with 1900 hours, 4 miles from home, asking 2k
going to test drive at 10:00 tomorrow

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/517627342521538
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Re: Dumb mower
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2020, 05:33:06 PM »
I think that might be perfect.
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Re: Dumb mower
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2020, 05:45:24 PM »
I’ve read that people have a great success with “dimple knobby” tires (the kind you see on Honda 3 wheelers) who had issues with zero turns on hills or soggy ground. Far more doable with that Jacobsen


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Re: Dumb mower
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2020, 06:00:20 PM »
I don't know how I missed this one. 72" 22hp diesel Jacobsen with 1900 hours, 4 miles from home, asking 2k
going to test drive at 10:00 tomorrow

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/517627342521538
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Re: Dumb mower
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2020, 06:09:55 PM »
Good call Brett!
I’ve got a good feeling on this one. Excited. And unlike the batwing, not scared.
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Re: Dumb mower
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2020, 10:29:36 AM »
It’s a winner. Getting cash now.
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Re: Dumb mower
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2020, 12:03:37 PM »
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Re: Dumb mower
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2020, 08:31:22 PM »
Didn’t do continuous, so I don’t have a time. Probably 3.5-4hr? Got it stuck 3x, only when I got the drives in existing ruts from the Cub in wet.

Could use another 10-15hp in tall grass. Could use another 10mph for transit too. Top speed is only 8.

Wonder if I could turbo it?

I don’t know that the ATV tires would clean out. I think at tires are the only way to go if I want to upgrade.

Have to reverse up the big hill at the pond for weight transfer. Works once I figured the technique.

Met another neighbor, he drove the Deere the last time I got the Jacobsen stuck. Doug.

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Re: Dumb mower
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2020, 08:46:15 PM »
Is it Rear discharged?

I wonder does it’s top speed changed when mower is running? If not, might can try find that extra oomph of flow to wheel motors for transit?