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#1 Firefighter912 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 12, 2017 - 05:16 PM

I have a Sears Custom 10xl Garden Tractor that I bought a year or so ago. Had it running, but now it doesnt want to run. Dont know if the magneto is worn out and wont give spark.

I had the idea to use it to mow areas (tight areas) that I really need to mow with a lawnmower rather than my large tractor . I also thought about using it for a garden tractor, but the big tractor can do better. It mowed good, but Im thinking I might need something with a little more HP to mow when grass gets thick.


Should I sell it and find a regular lawnmower?

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Posted June 12, 2017 - 05:33 PM

well if you want a mower for tight areas, that Custom sure ain't it.... that was the one bad thing about the Sears/Roper machines, they had the turning radius of "suck".... they were OK in a wide open field, but if you had much stuff to trim around they weren't the mower for you.  lots of backing up and "recalculating" your turns....


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Posted June 12, 2017 - 05:57 PM

They are called "Zero Turns" now days! 


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Posted June 12, 2017 - 06:05 PM

Well its not too sharp of turns, but I cant get close with my John Deere tractor

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Posted June 12, 2017 - 07:54 PM

Whats a good price to sell it for?

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Posted June 13, 2017 - 11:39 AM

Price is pretty open, location, condition, etc. For a non running Custom in my area, maybe $100 if in decent condition overall.

 

If it's a points tractor,  I would say you can find a mag for it. If it's a SSI tractor, you can do a conversion on it fairly cheap. If an SSI, it could be a bad ignition switch, chaffed wires? Maybe a mouse got in there and chewed something



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Posted June 13, 2017 - 12:23 PM

Are these even worth keeping?

Its a Solid State Ignition.

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Posted June 13, 2017 - 12:29 PM

your better off fixing it and keeping it

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Posted June 13, 2017 - 12:52 PM

You got pix of it? & what part of Ga?
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