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Posted March 26, 2013 - 03:48 PM


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 04:01 PM

That is a fine looking machine. I have no idea on the cost though.

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 04:15 PM

Seems like the going price, but it's missing a few things side tins, deck tins, fuel gauge broken, quick re-paint, but it has tail lights :D

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 04:48 PM

If it really has an operational rear pto, (the switch is in there, but I don't know enough about the rear to tell) and he can scrounge up the missing tins, then I think it is reasonable.

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 06:06 PM

I don't know Cat, I think the switch is there but I don't see the pto shaft. As said, it was repainted, but why? How bad was it that it needed the quick touch up? As said too, no engine side covers, deck covers, deck height wheels, and what is the seat cover hiding? I think I would go look it over and listen to it run before I'd commit to anything. Price to me is just a little high for the amount of where is and why's that's. Maybe give an offer of $1,400.00?

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 06:14 PM

he has it listed as having a "V twin" ........that aint no V-Twin.  He mentions the rear PTO but I dont see it.


I just bought THREE for less than that and two of them were running........lol

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 07:22 PM

Isn't a 318 rear pto shaft a female receiver? That one has one on there, but the actual mounting plate looks awfully small around it. I thought they were large, like 3" x 3" around the female end. With 4 large bolts holding each corner, not the two little ones I can see in the pic.

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 08:37 PM

Im pretty sure thats the rear pto on there, but not the 2000 rpm pto you guys are talking about.  Im thinking this is the type that would run the 30 hyd tiller. 


The 30 hydraulic tiller can be ran by that rear pto on that 318, or belly mount pump.  It looks to have the lifting pieces on the rockshaft and the lower mount plates. 


Thats my best guess, but its just a guess.