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#1 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 11:54 AM

Not a GT, but a friend called about a guy whom I've bought stuff from years ago is wanting to sell a Grasshopper 725. One wheel motor has quit, but all else works fine. Kubota 25hp gas 3 cylinder, water cooled. Around an early 90's model. If he's still got it, I'm gonna take a look. He wants $500 for it. I figured for projects parts it would be worth that. Has grass collection system with it also. Been within his family since bought new. Hoping to find out more tonight if he's not sold it.

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 12:04 PM

If you get it will be interesting to see pics of it with the collection system.Sounds like a good deal. Goodluck in adding it to your collection.Larry

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 12:24 PM

Hey... glad to hear I'm not the only one who sees these orphaned "grass cutters" have some merit. Not sure what to really call them as they can be used for som many applications beit in parts, converted, you name it. Have any pics ? :blush2:

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 12:33 PM

Daniel, That sounds like a interesting project. The hydro drive system is worth what he wants for the machine. Nice deal..

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 12:47 PM

This sounds interesting! Whatcha gonna do wit it?

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 01:26 PM

Sounds like a great find and a good price! Hope you are able to get it!

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 01:39 PM

Not sure what I would do with it, but it's possible it's the gas version of my Kubota D1005 in my Hogzilla tractor. The gas vs diesel versions have the same lower end & block. Would be invaluable if I needed engine parts. Lots of stuff on there for projects. Just gotta go see what it looks like. No pics, and not spoken to the owner yet. Will call him this evening.

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 07:55 PM

If it's diesel and runs good I'm betting that engine finds a new home someday. Hope it works out for your.

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 07:58 PM

Called & left message, but no return call yet. It's a gas 3 cylinder Kubota, but a darn good gasser! My former neighbor who told me about it works with the owner. It runs perfect, just one hydro went out.

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 08:16 PM

That sounds like something to snatch up on. Good luck.

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 08:20 PM

Tough machines, well built. If it has the hard 'back-pack' bagger, that's worth the $500 right there.

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Early 90's probably doesn't have the flip-up deck, but still not bad to work on, imo.

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 02:08 PM

Well, turns out that the very next guy the owner told about the Grasshopper after he told my friend....it was sold! Oh well, I really didn't need it. I have far too much on my plate as it is.




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