It’s that time of the year again. Time to break the mower out of storage and get ready to mow some grass.
This post serves two purposes.
- It gives me an online place to put all the stuff I need to remember about our mower so this time next year I don’t have to go hunting for make/model numbers.
We have a 61″ BobCat (Ransom) Zero Turn Commercial Mower. This isn’t your mamma’s mower. It’s now 7 years old and still cuts like the day we bought it new for nearly $8k. Of course it’s gone through a number of sets of blades, etc. It looks a little rougher than it used too, the seat could use some work, but it still runs great.
For historical purposes here’s the info I wish to save:
- Now that that’s out of the way. Each year I change the oil, put in new plugs and treat her to a new set of blades. I purchase all of this stuff from MowTownUSA.com Back when I was cutting commercially and went through 3 sets of blades a year I’d buy them here. I do sharpen them myself, but for $8 a blade for standard blades you can’t hardly beat that. It takes me a good hour or so to sharpen and balance a set. If one’s bent your kind of hosed. So replacing them is the easy choice.
Engine: 23HP Kawasaki FH680V Twin
Engine Spec# BS08
Oil Filter: (21334-1) 49065-2078
Oil Capacity 1.9L (4.0 pt)
Spark Plug: BPR5ES
Pre Cleaner 11013-7009 // Air Filter 11013-7010
So if you need parts, I highly recommend them. They’d beat the locals (with shipping) by $5 a blade or more on Gator Blades. This year I’m going out on a limb and trying the new Super Hard, Gator Brand Mulcher Fusion Lawnmower Blade. It’s supposed to last 200% longer, etc. We wear them out, we hit rocks, sticks and toys so we’ll see.