Not sure this is right topic section for these but here goes. I have a neighbor that's been wanting a trail mower to pull behind an ATV or off to the side of his tractor so he can mow the banks of his pond at his cabin and stay on level ground himself for fear of flipping sideways while mowing.
I was looking on CL for something else and i had a 44" swisher trail mower pop up about 80 miles away for a way cheap sounding price. The listing said "project" but also that "wouldn't take much to finish up" yeah right seems all projects say that. but for the price I took the ride.
This unit originally had an 8HP (pull start) Briggs, a litle weak for a 44" deck if you ask me.
the seller bought it "blown up" and replaced the 8HP with a 14HP single cyl Vanguard. Better for slope use anyway IMHO because it is pressure lubed as opposed to the original motor being splash lube.
the 14HP isnt new, but he got it a couple yars ago mounted it up and made sure it ran and then let it sit and collect dust.
That I know of it needs the wiring harness that he threw in modified for the elec start (I guess the harness was on the machine the engine came from, what ever that might have been) it needs a gas tank and mountings made for it (I have a metal oval one; either a 6qt or a 2 gallon up in the attic!)
figures I just gave away a 1 gallon Tecumseh snowblower gas tank 2 weeks ago.
That and it needs a battery along with a hold down setup "engineered" put in.
Other than this it needs the tires reseated on the beads and a little bit of paint, then it should be good to go...
I worked on a Haban version for another guy I know a few years ago; this Swisher seems beefier than the Haban was...
I would like to find a manual for it, when I needed one for a Big Mow a while back, Swisher was really good about getting it out to me.