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post #61 of 65 (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 09:20 AM
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I was thinking about that yesterday. If it had been John Deere, they would have had a tech in my yard Monday morning. Now it's been shipped to Winnipeg to decide who gets to fix it. Call me color blind... but at least green paint is serviced... may not apply to a Versatile swather painted green though...

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With taxes and battery, close to $3,800 Cdn through the Co-op... think the actual list was around $3,400.
Ok thanks for the info, I guess itís a little more than I was expecting but got to convert to US dollars yet.

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Well, it's been a while since I sent the Swisher back on warranty. It took a month to fix a couple melted wires (if I had known what it was for sure and not a shorted starter, I would have fixed it here in about 10 minutes) but I've finally got 2 successful cuts on it and I have to say I'm quite happy with it now. Warranty is a bit of a joke... you need to find a shop that does both Kawasaki and Swisher, and apparently that doesn't exist in this province. I held off paying the herbicide bill and remarkably the local Co-op got it all fixed up for me. Issue wasn't a big deal... the morons ran plastic coated wires beside the exhaust system and it was a known issue to Swisher. They had a repair "kit" that involves an extra layer of plastic snake in the metal tube. If that melts some day I'll move everything further from the muffler, which is what they should have done in the first place. Performance wise, the machine works well and cuts as good as the JD mower if not better (yes, I said it out loud). If I had a choice, I would have went with more HP, but it takes some fairly wet, thick grass to bog down the Kawasaki... I have yet to stall it. It's cut down my mowing time from 10-10.5 hrs to about 4.5 so I'm pretty happy with that.
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We keep 2 yards cut. Both have JD riding mower and tow behind swisher from Peavy Mart. Have run them for several years. They work amazingly quick. Easy to unhook for small areas and nice for doing ditch slopes. With the rain this year it seems every 3-4 days you have to cut grass. The old JD mowers were of much higher quality than the newer ones. The old one is over 30 years old and still runs like a charm, the newer one is maybe 10 and won't be long for the scrap heap. They all seem to be built poorly now.

Peavy now has a tow behind trimmer, although costly it looks pretty cool..
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I had three swisher 60" pull behinds hooked together. They sucked. Really slow speed and unhandy around any obstacle. One Gravely 72" zero turn out does them.
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