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#1 DGS345 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 16, 2011 - 07:57 AM

Found this for sale a few miles down the road. I figure it should cut my mowing time in half. Only problem was it didnt fit on my trailer. So I drove it home then took the bolens back to get my truck and trailer. Not sure what year it is yet but I'm going to look for numbers later. it has just over 1000 hours on it.

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Posted April 16, 2011 - 08:23 AM

Looks to be in decent shape

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Posted April 16, 2011 - 08:36 AM

yea it runs and mows great.

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Posted April 16, 2011 - 09:12 AM

Yes, it looks to be in nice condition. Nice find.

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Posted April 16, 2011 - 09:20 AM

That looks like a great find. It should really fly through the grass.

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Posted April 16, 2011 - 09:24 AM

Nice find. Does that have a seat belt? I'd be scared it would fling me off when making a quick turn!! That seat seems like a long way back from the drive wheels. Maybe it's just the angle of the picture. It sure looks to have been well maintained.
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Edited by JDBrian, April 16, 2011 - 01:43 PM.
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Posted April 16, 2011 - 09:59 AM

Yea its pretty fast. no seatbelt! Yea I think it was well cared for I am thinking about doing a restoration, maybe getting Daniel to make me up some new decals.

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Posted April 16, 2011 - 11:17 AM

Ohhhh!! I need one of those for my yard. What a find! I trust you got it for a decent price.

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Posted April 16, 2011 - 12:14 PM

yea I feel that for what it is and how well it runs it was a good price I paid 1500.00 for it I did a little looking and used these are usually at least 2000.00. I really didnt want to spend that much but this thing is going to save me alot of time and make me a little $$ on the side

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Posted April 16, 2011 - 12:36 PM

That's a good one you got there, around my parts back before the zero turn machines became popular the Ferris 3 Wheeler's were the industry standard, they made a tough machine that would take a lot of abuse when used commercially. It will last you a long time.
I have a Ransomes 3 Wheeler, not quit as heavy duty as yours but a good maneuverable grass cutter, I paid $1400 for it 7 or 8yrs ago.

http://gardentractor...-cat-t3100-732/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoucfXZPE8k

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Posted April 16, 2011 - 01:02 PM

I think that is a very good price for a front mount mower in as good a condition as yours it.
I bought a Toro front mount about 8 years ago and I'll never go back to a regular belly mower type tractor.

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Posted April 16, 2011 - 01:47 PM

After watching the video I can see why you would save a lot of time on a large lawn with a lot of obstacles to maneuver around. It also looks like a lot of fun!

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