A good friend of mine is down sizing in preparation of selling his farm for something easier to take care of. I was telling him about cutting some field grass & weeds around our property with a weed eater & brush cutter attachment. This works good but it takes me a couple of days to get over it with two metal shoulder joints. I hurt bad when I over do it. He told me he had a trail mower I could have if I wanted it. He said it needs a little work & should work very well. I offered to pay him but he wouldn't have it any other way.
I had been looking at TM & wanted a Swisher bad but was expecting something smaller & needed a lot of work but I would have been happy either way. I met him early Saturday morning to pick it up & seen him coming across his field pulling it from the barn to the road. My first thought was ok it's red, four wheels, huge & sure enough it was exactly what I have been looking at but couldn't trigger the $600-$800 that they sell for.
I got it home & cleaned the mouse nest out of the shroud. It wouldn't start so I pulled the plug, no oil residue, good color but dry. I shot some gas down the carb first pull & it started, ran well, & very solid. He told me the B&S went bad a few years ago & he repowered using a 14.5 hp Kawasaki pull start. I know nothing about Kawasaki's but will be gaining some knowledge soon. I have a busy week this week but next I will check the fuel line etc. The gas in the tank smells fresh. It's a 60" with a model # T1360R serial # 99-011025 & the Kawasaki FB460V. Any input on your experience with one of these let me know. Thanks!