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Free working rider. #4758354
05/15/18 11:38 PM
05/15/18 11:38 PM
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Joela237 Offline OP
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So a family friend of ours got a hold of me the other day and asked if I wanted his old rider mower, he just bought a new one. Said it won't start, but I can have it if I want it. Well of course I want it. It's a 1993 yardman with a kholer magnum 20, hydro drive, and 46" deck. Did some tinkering this morning and with a smack to the starter.. she popped right off and purred like a kitten.
This has got to be the quietest and smoothest running mower I've ever had.

Re: Free working rider. [Re: Joela237] #4758384
05/16/18 02:59 AM
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Nice score! I would have taken that in a heart beat.


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Re: Free working rider. [Re: Joela237] #4758387
05/16/18 03:06 AM
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Niiiiice!


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Re: Free working rider. [Re: Joela237] #4758444
05/16/18 05:40 AM
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Dallas,Tx USA
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Heck yeah!! SWEET!!


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Re: Free working rider. [Re: Joela237] #4758465
05/16/18 06:03 AM
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PV Az
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Looks in great shape for 25 years old. Can't beat that! Wheel covers on the back wheels?


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Re: Free working rider. [Re: Joela237] #4758470
05/16/18 06:11 AM
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That's a great price!!


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Re: Free working rider. [Re: Joela237] #4758477
05/16/18 06:22 AM
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SE British Columbia, Canada
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20 HP, Hydrostatic. Original bright yellow. Cool. A bit of green touch up paint and its a classic!


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Free working rider. [Re: Joela237] #4758487
05/16/18 06:33 AM
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A hammer works wonders.... Score!


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Re: Free working rider. [Re: Joela237] #4758519
05/16/18 07:21 AM
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In the Garage...
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In the Garage...
Nice. Free is the best and it runs? Awesome.


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Re: Free working rider. [Re: Joela237] #4758709
05/16/18 10:30 AM
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Buffalo, NY
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Nice! My inlaws have the same exact mower. My FIL beats the [censored] out of it with their very rough "lawn".

Those horizontally opposed twin Kohlers sound nice and are pretty smooth, but they do drink fuel.

I'm not sure which fender controlled hydrostatic drive they use, but ours has a spin on filter for the drive.


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Re: Free working rider. [Re: Joela237] #4758760
05/16/18 11:28 AM
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Storrs, Connecticut
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Nice! We had one of those Yard-Mans for 12 years. Same tractor except it was 5-speed gear drive and had a twin cylinder opposed Briggs instead of the Kohler. Keep the blades sharp and that 46" deck gives a nice cut. Ours had a 3 bin bagger which was great for leaves.

Those were made by MTD and I believe the bagger for the most recent 46" deck MTD tractors will still fit that since the design didn't change.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (36k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: Free working rider. [Re: AZjeff] #4758789
05/16/18 11:52 AM
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Wisconsin
Joela237 Offline OP
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Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: AZjeff
Looks in great shape for 25 years old. Can't beat that! Wheel covers on the back wheels?


Yeah, it's got little hubcaps on back.
It was garage kept since it was new. I do plan on cleaning up the surface rust and find some matching green paint.
This thing came at the perfect time too, my other rider keeps compression locking even after adjusting the valve train.

Re: Free working rider. [Re: Joela237] #4761393
05/18/18 07:17 PM
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Watertown, New York
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Watertown, New York
Nice, the Kohler Magnum is a great engine!


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2003 Chevy Cavalier
2011 Nissan Quest
1986 Pontiac Trans Am
1940 Ford 9N Tractor
Amsoil lubes and filters!
Re: Free working rider. [Re: Joela237] #4762105
05/19/18 02:38 PM
05/19/18 02:38 PM
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WV
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WV
+1 on the engine, even though I have great respect for the old Kohler "K" series engines, the Magnum is probably the best Kohler made to date. I have an older BCS tiller, '80s vintage, with a Kohler magnum 8hp motor, that runs like a champ, some 35 odd years later, with no work whatsoever. They are just great bullet proof motors. Good luck with yours.


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