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PostSubject: Should I buy this mower?   Should I buy this mower? Icon_minitimeMay 15th 2014, 5:24 pm

Hey guys, I am thinking of buying a MTD Wizzard 18hp oppy. The lowest the guy will take is $100... He said it runs good... Do you guys think this is a good deal?

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PostSubject: Re: Should I buy this mower?   Should I buy this mower? Icon_minitimeMay 15th 2014, 5:47 pm

yeah, that looks like the hi-lo tranny.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I buy this mower?   Should I buy this mower? Icon_minitimeMay 15th 2014, 6:06 pm

So its a pretty good deal?
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PostSubject: Re: Should I buy this mower?   Should I buy this mower? Icon_minitimeMay 15th 2014, 6:17 pm

I would buy it for that it looks solid, and it looks like a gt being that it has 12" rear rims and 8" fronts
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PostSubject: Re: Should I buy this mower?   Should I buy this mower? Icon_minitimeMay 15th 2014, 6:22 pm

I would buy it in a heartbeat!
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PostSubject: Re: Should I buy this mower?   Should I buy this mower? Icon_minitimeMay 15th 2014, 6:33 pm

Alright, i'm gonna save my craftsman's transaxle, carb and wheels. I'll scrap the rest, as the motor is junk and the frame has started to rust. With the money from scrap hopefully I can buy that tractor with that money.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I buy this mower?   Should I buy this mower? Icon_minitimeMay 15th 2014, 6:36 pm

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Alright, i'm gonna save my craftsman's transaxle, carb and wheels. I'll scrap the rest, as the motor is junk and the frame has started to rust. With the money from scrap hopefully I can buy that tractor with that money.
You won't get 100 dollars scrap value ouf of a lawn tractor. Not even if you left it intact, and drove it in with a full tank of gas and a 100 pounds of lead hidden in the tires.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I buy this mower?   Should I buy this mower? Icon_minitimeMay 15th 2014, 6:39 pm

Yeah, I know but I will at least get something...
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PostSubject: Re: Should I buy this mower?   Should I buy this mower? Icon_minitimeMay 15th 2014, 6:54 pm

You'd get more for the lead lol, and yes get it!
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PostSubject: Re: Should I buy this mower?   Should I buy this mower? Icon_minitimeMay 15th 2014, 7:01 pm

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Yeah, I know but I will at least get something...
True.

Personally, though, I'd just keep the old one. In my experience, the minute you scrap that thing out, you are going to discover it had the perfect bracket on it for some project you want to do on the new one. Or something similar happens.

It's always good to have backup stuff!
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PostSubject: Re: Should I buy this mower?   Should I buy this mower? Icon_minitimeMay 15th 2014, 7:35 pm

Yeah I would only get a few cents per lb. so I may as well keep it.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I buy this mower?   Should I buy this mower? Icon_minitimeMay 15th 2014, 7:42 pm

TokyoDrift99 wrote:
Yeah I would only get a few cents per lb. so I may as well keep it.
Again, true.

I would be surprised if you got as much as 15 dollars. You can spend that much on a bracket, or a hand full of hardware, easily. Whereas, keeping it means you have multiples of that, in 'free' parts and hardware.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I buy this mower?   Should I buy this mower? Icon_minitimeMay 15th 2014, 8:49 pm

I wish I lived closer I would buy your craftsman frame because I like the old grey ones they look cool
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PostSubject: Re: Should I buy this mower?   Should I buy this mower? Icon_minitimeMay 15th 2014, 8:51 pm

Hell Yea Id Get That For 100 Bucks!!! thats great for that price if the engine runs
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PostSubject: Re: Should I buy this mower?   Should I buy this mower? Icon_minitimeMay 15th 2014, 9:16 pm

jonjunk wrote:
I wish I lived closer I would buy your craftsman frame because I like the old grey ones they look cool
Yeah they look awesome, but the tractor is a total piece of garbage engine wise.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I buy this mower?   Should I buy this mower? Icon_minitimeMay 15th 2014, 9:43 pm

Id buy the engine off from you if you were closer since I have two that I could use apre on-hand parts for.

But yea, thats a good deal. I paid $74 for a ? running 16hp opposed. + gas it came out to over $100 and it needs a new starter. Hop on it brah, VT tractors are hard to find cheap.


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PostSubject: Re: Should I buy this mower?   Should I buy this mower? Icon_minitimeMay 15th 2014, 10:45 pm

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Id buy the engine off from you if you were closer since I have two that I could use apre on-hand parts for.

But yea, thats a good deal. I paid $74 for a ? running 16hp opposed. + gas it came out to over $100 and it needs a new starter. Hop on it brah, VT tractors are hard to find cheap.

No kidding, people want more than $100 for an old not running tractor, sometimes w/o an engine! The only problem is getting my dad to drive an hour away to pick this thing up, he tries to tell me I am wasting my money with this tractor stuff. He doesn't understand lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I buy this mower?   Should I buy this mower? Icon_minitimeMay 15th 2014, 10:50 pm

not that far from me, if i didnt just weld shock supports id like to have a twin of some sorts, oh well nice find by the way
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