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I'm looking for opinions on this Craftsman lawn mower up for sale on my local Craigslist. I have emailed the owner for more information model # and year. I've searched a little on ebay and on other Craigslists for a price comparison, but haven't found much with the 19.5 hp, mostly 16hps and 17hps. I appreciate any help and/or opinions given. Thanks.

http://albany.craigslist.org/grd/1223523276.html

Great condition. Runs perfect. Needs nothing. Serviced and ready to cut. 42" cutting deck, 6 speed transmission, twin turbo cooled cylindes, 19.5 horse power.




 

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I bought a similar machine at an estate sale last summer. It needed a battery, had a slight oil leak from the headgasket, if I remember correctly, (didn't bother to fix it) and the frame had hairline cracks behind the front axle cutouts which are common if the two pieces weren't welded at the factory. There was a lot of play in the steering due to wear. I made some repairs and eliminated half of it.

I paid $300 and would do it again. The tractor has lots of power and cuts well. I would also pay $400 for a machine without the defects mine had. Check for frame cracks and play in the steering. If there are problems you can point them out and offer less.
 

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No responses to email from the seller. So seems like this one is a negative. Probably sold it already and didn't take down the ad. Always seem to be a little late getting to things on Craigslist. I'll keep watching, thanks for the response.
 

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I'm looking for opinions on this Craftsman lawn mower up for sale on my local Craigslist. I have emailed the owner for more information model # and year. I've searched a little on ebay and on other Craigslists for a price comparison, but haven't found much with the 19.5 hp, mostly 16hps and 17hps. I appreciate any help and/or opinions given. Thanks.

http://albany.craigslist.org/grd/1223523276.html








I have one just like it that I got in 2006 for $200.00 and it works great. I did replace the deck shell and some normal wear items, but the engine has been perfect (now it will die :fing20: ).

The only issue is the 6 speed is hard to shift. I picked up a hydro gear and I plan to install it in.

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=79910

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=85508
 
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