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Offline slc tm35

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fix old machine or buy brand new??
« on: Wed February 07, 2018, 03:20:33 PM »
Hey guy's its been a long time since visiting this site hope all is well.
Here's my predicament the freeze got to our pump on our tm35 (09 easy lawn). the crack is literally three nice size cracks.
A welder looked at it and said "its not worth it man"... See pic
We've always wanted to upgrade so i contacted EPIC. My choice is buy the bigger pump and engine and install on my 8 year old machine. or for 2 grand more just buy the new l30??
 WHAT WOULD U DO??
chris w owner of SLC llc out of covington la. we use an easy lawn tm 35 no complaints yet!

Offline dawrule

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Re: fix old machine or buy brand new??
« Reply #1 on: Thu February 08, 2018, 11:48:16 AM »
If the tank is in good shape, I would just replace the pump for now. Take the savings and invest in a new/used seeder later down the road.


Offline Finn Guy

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Re: fix old machine or buy brand new??
« Reply #2 on: Thu February 08, 2018, 10:17:45 PM »
If the L30 will do what you need it to do for your business, I'd say buy it now if you're resolved to do so.  Perhaps you can repair the older machine at your leisure and have it as a spare, or you could sell it repaired or as is.  Regardless, I think you'll have peace of mind with the new L30 knowing that you'll be ready to go as soon as it gets there.  Good luck.
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Offline landscaper1009

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Re: fix old machine or buy brand new??
« Reply #3 on: Fri February 09, 2018, 09:21:57 AM »
Chris - As echoed by the responders, if you have he money and want the two year warranty on a new machine - go for it.  If your money is tight, opt for the replacement pump and save the two grand, but be ready to have someone do the repairs if you aren't good with wrenches.

I'm surprised your pump cracked, but next year, be sure to remove the plug and let the water out of the pump and plumbing so it doesn't freeze and happen again.
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Offline slc tm35

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Re: fix old machine or buy brand new??
« Reply #4 on: Fri February 09, 2018, 08:49:04 PM »
Thanks everyone still weighing my options. I did drop the pump off today at a welders shop and thinks “it’s a 50-50 shot”.
I coulda sworn we drained the pump like we do every year but somehow it got over looked.
chris w owner of SLC llc out of covington la. we use an easy lawn tm 35 no complaints yet!

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Re: fix old machine or buy brand new??
« Reply #5 on: Sat February 10, 2018, 09:02:19 AM »
It doesn't hurt to pour some RV antifreeze in the pump come winter.  Extra insurance
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Re: fix old machine or buy brand new??
« Reply #6 on: Sun May 06, 2018, 11:03:18 PM »
Hey guys just an update, I did have a welding company patch up   the three cracks. Ive ran the machine probably 10-15 times so far"one was 1.3 acres. The very first tank i ran there was a tiny leak as soon as i added mulch it stopped and has never leaked again. Luckily no more problems, I am still saving my pennies and will be upgrading this year. Definitely going to stay with jet agaited, still looking at which company to choose... Thanks again for everyones help!! 
chris w owner of SLC llc out of covington la. we use an easy lawn tm 35 no complaints yet!

 

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