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#1 dodge trucker ONLINE  

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 09:17 AM

First a little back story

 

I bought this machine engine-less a few years ago, and spent too many hours and too much fuel trying to chase down the troubled original Kaw if only to get the pulleys off the bottom of the engine to no avail. The PO was in a dispute with the engine guy about a "ridiculous" charge for a repair estimate so the repair guy kept the engine before giving the rest of the machine back.

I found the rest of the mower on CL and bought it.

This was while I was still on Disability and had big ideas of starting a lawn maintenance company.

I now have a good "day job" again though I now drive 2 hours a day to that job and back so not so much time for that sort of thing.

 

As far as the machine itself, I am not the best computer picture guy so that may have to wait til my son is here.I have better luck attaching them to an E mail..

 

I bought an 18HP Briggs opposed twin via CL to repower this mower with, a little more appropriate than the 12HP Kawi this machine came with, for its size

I put brand new crank pullies on it (that clutch one for the drive cost a fortune) a  brand new Genuine Briggs elec starter motor on it and built a battery box for it and mounted that under the gas tank. also replaced a few (but not all) of the belts... this is a belt drive not a hydro driven mower.

The end of 2 mowing seasons ago, I mowed a buddy's ~3.5 acres with it  probably 4-6 times .( had 2 other mowers going besides this one so I probably mowed ~ an acre and a half each mowing) 

Last Spring I pulled it out of storage and made sure it would run and never needed it last year (so hot and dry, mowing became a lost art for the season)

Now this mower is just taking up space that I'd like to have back.

Price? $750  or REASONABLE offer that is close.

Located 1 hour south of Chicago, 1/2 hour west of IL/IN line. Roughly halfway between Chicago/Champaign IL/



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Posted April 27, 2013 - 01:44 PM

OK I got listed on Chicago CL a little bit ago with pix.



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Posted April 28, 2013 - 08:03 AM

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Posted May 01, 2013 - 05:44 PM

thanks for putting the pics here, bump for a good machine...



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Posted May 09, 2013 - 05:19 PM

you guys mind me bumping this up?



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Posted May 17, 2013 - 06:05 PM

tentatively sold, guy that bought my 36 brought a buddy with, no $ down but guy says he'll be back in a couple days....



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Posted May 20, 2013 - 09:19 PM

it's gone you can delete and thanks.


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