Will finally be able to cut the lawn in one day rather than spreading it out over two or three days. Have just enough lawn where it's rough on the back trying to get it all done in one session. Doesn't take all day to do but after a couple hours I like to get off the rider. Always wanted to find a way to flatten out the yard. Have some pretty good ruts from the original bonehead who was supposed to smooth out the land before the grass seed went down and over the decades there have been the addition of a few dozen gopher hole mounds that didn't get raked out and now are grown in with sod.
At some point I might end up rototilling it and starting over but for now I'm hoping the Swisher cuts my time in half
Only seen one other really cheap Swisher on Craigslist and it was gone in under two hours on a Sunday morning
I saw this one for $300 and didn't hesitate. 1999 60" with an electric start 12.5hp Brioggs. It was cheap since it didn't run, was missing a blade and the tires were flat. Had a broken wire under the engine mount that goes to the starter. Have four new tires I ordered from Walmart. Surprisingly they has the best price at $54 for all four. The old tires were shot as they were dry rotted and cracking badly on the sidewalls. I repaired the wire to the solenoid, new battery and now the engine spins. Replaced the fuel line and added a filter. Finally got around to adding some gas this afternoon and it fired up.
Still have to flip it up to see about the one missing blade but the spindles felt ok.
Work in progress
Swisher customer service is great. I sent them a photo of the machines ID tag as I couldn't make it out very well and they sent me back the year, model and serial info and a link to the owners manual with a parts list. Sweet !!
Not a photo of mine but pretty much looks the same.