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Old 01-20-2010, 12:26 PM
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Long story short, an agency I work with claims that they need a new ZTR mower. Wants to replace a 30 hp. TORO mower that's just 18 months old with 696 hours. I don't know much about these things, but the math works out to be just over 9 hrs. per week. To me this seems a bit ridiculous. How many hours should this machine last with proper maintenance? My guess is 2500 - 5000 hrs., but I really don't have a clue. Any lawn care folks here care to comment? Owners? Users?

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Old 01-20-2010, 12:59 PM
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anything over 1000hrs on a gas mower used commercially is borrowed time
mine blew up at 1700
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:42 PM
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Atleast 2000 hrs with proper maintenance, oil changes, etc. Sometime around then the engine will likely give out but you could replace them yourself without much trouble...
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by fishinmaniac View Post
Atleast 2000 hrs with proper maintenance, oil changes, etc. Sometime around then the engine will likely give out but you could replace them yourself without much trouble...
Yes 2000-3000 is the norm depending on power some engines go futher than others
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I know that when I bought a new Xmark last year they said (says the same in the owner's manual) that the mower was designed to give 3,000 hrs of "reliable service". This is for a heavy duty home unit, not a commercial unit.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:46 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I assumed a good quality machine with proper maintenance should last 2-3,000 hrs. So it appears it's a bit premature to replace the unit in question.
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