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post #1 of 4 Old 05-10-2019, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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A 268H in my future?

Hello everyone!

I am looking to replace my ailing Husqvarna mower (a big box YTH22 model with a Kohler Courage and 46" deck).

I have a bit over 2.5 acres to mow; there are areas around the house that are nicer and flatish (but not like anything in a Turf commercial), but the rest of it is tamed agricultural land (i.e. not smooth). There are some hills and not always the best traction, so the Husky had a hard time going up the hill sometimes if the grass was not dry. I also use a utility trailer to haul rocks, dirt, and other stuff for garden/landscape work on our property.

I've been looking at new for around $3.5 K, or good used garden tractors. For new, in my area (rural upstate NY), there's not a lot of choice outside of the big box stores. There are dealers that carry John Deer, Husqvarna, Simplicity, Honda, and everyone else trying to tell me I want a zero turn mower. I've decided that if I get new, it won't be a zero turn. Most likely, I'd get the Husqvarna 354D or something similar.

So, this brings me to the used ... I've recently looked at a Toro / Wheel Horse 268H (unknown vintage, but estimated about 10 or so years old). I'm wondering if this is worthy of consideration for my needs, and if the price, $900 is reasonable.

The model plate on the mower says:
Model Number 72087
Serial Number 210000818

The seller has put new tires and wheels on it, blades, bearings in the mower deck, mower belt (drive belt about 4 years ago). It's been well maintained, so other than the seat being worn, it's in great shape.

Is this a machine that would fit my needs?
Would I be better off looking for something else in this price range?

Any suggestions/thoughts are welcome and appreciated.

Thank you!
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-22-2019, 12:20 PM
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I think that's a little high for that model.
If you could find a c-120 or bigger.....with 48" deck.....I think you would be very happy.

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A 268-H is a medium duty lawn and garden tractors and it was the range below the 5xi series like the 520xi. The transaxle is probably a K61. The frame is a cut and weld, not a stamped frame like most box store riders. The 260 series started in 1994. The 268-H came later than 1994. They turn really sharp but I don’t think any of them were made with power steering.

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Wanted to buy Toro 5xi series 79355 48 blade, 52 deck.
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post #4 of 4 Old 06-23-2019, 08:03 AM
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Re: A 268H in my future?

Hated my 266h and it hated me as well.

https://www.mytractorforum.com/45-ba...see-one-2.html

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