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Just purchased a running, everything working JX85 for $50 plus my $16 gas. It's dirty, has some cosmetic issues, but it is a JX85.

Got the bag and the mulching plug as well. I won't be keeping it for long as it will go up for sale as soon as it's cleaned, tuned and detailed.

$70 for wheels... wooooaaa!


Has anyone seen where the mulching plug has worn through the deck?

After a quick hose off post detail. Must have had fifty pounds of grass caked on the bottom. No wonder it was oxidizing! PO never cleaned it once.
 

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Nice score! I'd say its a more of a keeper than a flipper :D
 

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$50!!! Jeeez thats like me giving you a dime for a hundred dollar bill. Amazing score at an amazing price.
Theres an old JD commercial at a friends mower salvage with those wheels but this one is much older so they must have used those wheels for quite some time.
 

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Is the Rubber replaceable on those commercial wheels or do you have to buy the whole wheel? $70 each? yikes! I know of a couple commercial cutters here that are still running them for their trim/small lawn machines.

I've always wanted a JX-85, but my old 14SB just kept chugging along. Same mower anyway, for the most part.

I'll give you $50 for it. but you have to deliever it to kansas. haha
 

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If you look very carefully there is a pinhole in the chute above the caution decal. Since the PO never cleaned under the deck grass was caked in between the mulching plug and the inside of the deck. outcome = rust through! Whoever says aluminum doesn't rust is very mistaken.

I was thinking of getting some of that instaweld to fill the hole. It's about 5/32nd's in diameter.

Any suggestions??

The blade clutch whines a little when the blade is not engaged, but the 14SB I had before made the same noise.
 

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$50!!! Jeeez thats like me giving you a dime for a hundred dollar bill. Amazing score at an amazing price.
Theres an old JD commercial at a friends mower salvage with those wheels but this one is much older so they must have used those wheels for quite some time.
Is it a salvage? Will he sell the wheels?
 

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If you look very carefully there is a pinhole in the chute above the caution decal. Since the PO never cleaned under the deck grass was caked in between the mulching plug and the inside of the deck. outcome = rust through! Whoever says aluminum doesn't rust is very mistaken.

I was thinking of getting some of that instaweld to fill the hole. It's about 5/32nd's in diameter.

Any suggestions??

The blade clutch whines a little when the blade is not engaged, but the 14SB I had before made the same noise.
JB weld on the hole and ditto on the BBC noise, mine has made noise for more than a decade...still works
 

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Is the Rubber replaceable on those commercial wheels or do you have to buy the whole wheel? $70 each? yikes! I know of a couple commercial cutters here that are still running them for their trim/small lawn machines.

I've always wanted a JX-85, but my old 14SB just kept chugging along. Same mower anyway, for the most part.

I'll give you $50 for it. but you have to deliever it to kansas. haha

If he's delivering to Kansas, I'll give 200 clams for it...
 

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Is it a salvage? Will he sell the wheels?
Ohh sure he'll sell the wheels and all but you probably have better wheels on that one than the ones on this old beater...their gonners, or you would have seen them on one of my machines by now.:trink39: (I would have asked too)
 

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yes the rubber is replaceable. as are the wheel bearings . lucky me i have 3 of these !
What's the part number for the rubber? The parts breakdown shows the wheels available in a complete assembly. Thx
 
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