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Used Carlton, what do you think ?

Discussion in 'Large Equipment' started by Smoker62, Mar 19, 2017.

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    That is a fair price, if it has received proper maint. in the past. I sold one just like that last fall, with fewer hours, for $15500. It is a very nice machine for part timers.
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    Thanks, he will take 13 for it. What are things to look for as far as being a solid machine ? Says some new bearings recently .
     
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    Check engine oil and engine air filter to see how those look. Check engine for blowby. Check main drive belt for excessive wear. Check poly belt for excessive wear. Make sure poly belt case is free of sawdust/chips/grease. Wiggle cutter wheel to check for bearing play. Ad says it has new bearings, so it should be tight. Make sure pins and bushings are tight in pivot area and pivot cylinders. These areas do have some slack, even when new, but you do not want to see a lot of slop there. Test all controls for proper operation. How does machine look? An overall clean machine with nice original paint can mean seller takes pride in maintaining his equipment. Brand new paint can mean seller is trying to hide something.
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    Thanks for the advice, well received !
     

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