used john deere purchase, what to look for?

kenstlJuly 21, 2010

Does anyone own a John Deere F525? I am looking at a 1998 model with 310 hours on it. I drove it (no experience with this model), it seemed to drive fine. Forward, reverse, brake, steering, all seem to work fine. The mower started right away, no smoke, and it idled and ran full out, sounded ok, oil clean on dip stick. Visually the mower looks very clean for 12 years old. all of the plastic body is in good shape, no cracks etc, mower deck looks new.

Any help would be appreciated if there are anything i should check on this model.

thanks ,

Ken

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rcmoser

I would look the engine and transmission over good for leaks, small wetness not a big deal, but visable drips especially after you run it a while could be an expensive repair down the road. Other than normal wear areas like wheel attachments bushings, belts, idlers, pulleys, and blades. These are normal wear areas and usually the homeowner can replace them. Boils down to how well you like the machine and you budget.

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