Join Date: Apr 2012
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This is my big mower. 2004 777 model. 27 HP liquid cooled Kawi.
With fresh over haul.
I bought it for a good deal on craigslist. Half of what JD dealers were asking for the same year and hours on the show room floor.
I bought it in January last year and parked it when I got it home. Around the first of April I started getting it ready for the season.
It didn't take long to figure out why it was cheap. It smoked............ A LOT.
At that point I was committed to the season and was praying it'd last thru the season. It did. But was noticeably loosing power by the time
sept rolled around. And was doing a heavy skeeter smoking detail.
My uncle took it down this fall and found that the rings were ate up. Little cylinder wall wear or bearing wear but the rings were WAAAAAAY
out of spec. $963 later and its ready to mow for a few more years.
Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it.
Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
Last edited by BPWY; 01-02-2013 at 11:00 AM.