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Went and looked at a H16 today. Starts up and motor sounds good, no issues there. 1 bad front tire, its completly bald is about all I could find wrong. Other then that it seems pretty decent. Comes with a blower and mower deck.. no wheel weights or chains. Now the infamous question.... whats it really worth, asking$1200 said he doesnt think he can go below $800
I am still thinking he is somewhat high from what I have seen selling on ebay and other places... any thoughts?
 

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To much if its not a nice one.
$400 tops.
 

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You said H16, correct? Hydro tubeframe w/16 Tecumseh OHV? I'm in western PA. (Gibsonia) and that seems way hi. Even $800 is a little high. Snowblowers for that are up on CL frequently for $250, this year with less snow, I've seen 'em $175. I have an H16and I was able to cross reference my filter with something from Advance(can't remember where). I think the biggest thing to watch(besides hydro) is the Tecumseh OH160. When they get time and abuse on them the seals on the lifter tubes(and others) go out, and they start throwing oil, which some goes on the PTO belts and they slip and wear out. Carbs act up and kits for the Walbro are hard to find(they can be had). Internal engine parts like rods can't be had. Chances are the valves need adjusted. Also be sure the heavy muffler is braced up or the threads on the alum. head will strip and you can only put a bolt w/nut on one side to hold manifold/exhaust pipe to the head. The valve for the bladelift will often be leaking by now, and the traction control side of the rear axle will probably leak or it's getting ready to. If you push dirt or hit something hard, the bolts for the front axle(cast iron) may strip, so built some braces/gussetts from blade mount pins up to frame. They are workhorses if you can fix 'em, but be prepared for some leaks and some repairs/tinkering. I bought mine with ag tires, and a snowblade($50-$150) a year ago for $150. Decks to me aren't as important, they are complicated to mount and the big gearbox robs power. I mow with my 14xl or 1468
 

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In PA Bolens seem pretty plentiful, esp. compared to here, http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/grd/2838178968.html I was looking around and saw this one which is a deal in these parts. To bad they never come up in these parts, The H-16 seems a bit high to me. One thing to be aware of with the H-16 is if the serial # starts with a 2 the hydro filters can no longer be found. http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/grd/2838238837.html Heres a great looking tube frame.
What is the part # of the hydro filter ??
 

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The not available filter is a Fram P1659 They used two types on the H16's The NLA looks more like a fuel filter with a fitting on each end. Others used a spin on type which is very available. All you have to do is look in the tool box area if you see no filter it has the inline set up. Only fix I am aware of involves changing filter base to spin on type. There are threads here explaining that process.
 

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The NLA filter is a Fram P1659. H16's used 2 types, one an inline type filter with a fitting on each end (Fram P1569) the others used a spin on type that is very available. There are threads here explaining changing the filter base to spin on type which is only fix I am aware of. I suppose if you wanted it to look stock you would need to change at least the seat support as well.
 

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Hey hope this isn't too late for ya. I bought an H-16 on epay in 2009 for $450. I got a running tractor, a snow plow, a decent deck and the light duty tiller for that price. I bought it using the buy it now price and drove about 2 1/2 hours to Binghamton NY from Jim Thorpe PA to pick it up. It all fit in the back of a Kia Sedona, but barely. So yeah, $1200 is just insane and even $800 is very high in my opinion. I only buy what I think are great deals. My 1050 I picked up for $125 (still can't believe I bought it for basically scrap value), my G12 was $225 with plow and deck (now sold), but you get the idea. Good luck. If you aren't in love w/ the tractor I would wait for a better deal to come along, but it you need to be fast, there are a lot of guys looking for the deals to sell on ebay and make a profit.:trink39:
 

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Thanks for the input madd man, I think I am gonna keep looking. He still has the tractor sitting out(know this cause I pass it everyday). Anyway I have a feeling it may be there a while.
 

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I'd tell him when he's ready to sell it for 5-600 bucks to let ya know, that way after it sits there for a while, he might just say the heck with it and sell it to ya.
 
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