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sandy15445
I have an opportunity to purchase a Soverign 7117 with Kohler KT 17 Series II, hydro drive and hydro lift. Are there any particular things I should watch for with this model? Thanks

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roma3112
sandy i think if you do a search one of the guys posted a while back an article on what to look for when buying a used machine. i will look for it and post a link if i can find it. How much do they want for it, does it come with any attachments? good luck john

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hufhouse
I've got one, and I love it. It's a real workhorse. If I had to come up with a complaint, it would be that it cuts the grass a little shorter than I would like, even at its highest setting. I can't go above about 2-1/2 inches or so. I used mine year 'round (grass and snow) for two years now, and I haven't had any serious problems. I know the original owner, and he used it to cut a LOT of grass for 23 years before I bought it.

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Leroy
I bought mine from a well respected outfit 1,200.00. but it only lasted 2 years and i only have a half acre. The kohlor rods came apart and it was not low on oil. thats bout it. She sits while i try to get the onan repaired that i bought for 291. and paid 245. for shipping.(broken foot on base). then fitted to the 7117 ,The fun is over. Im back to the push mower while im laid off.

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hufhouse
Here is a link to a good article about buying a used tractor from this website: [url]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/articles/sam_used_check.htm[/url] PS. A 7117 in Miami, FL? It just seems like such a waste! No snow to blow, no topsoil to till, and the grass is all burnt out! Plus, who wants to mow when the beach is so close?

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a7117puller
got triplets of the 7117, 2 for cuttin grass with and 1 for pullin. love those tractors. just use SAE30 oil in the motor-maintain the machine, and dont abuse it, and it will last you a longggg time.

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dirtsaver
Sandy, I have a 1991 17GTH-L(newer version of 7117) and I have no complaints at all.I mow over two acres, push snow,dirt and gravel,plow the garden and wildlife plots.I just plain us it like a farm tractor! With all the attachments you can get and the power they have you cant beat them. Larry

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sandy15445
I bought the 7117. Now I have to make arrangements to ship it to Miami. That's going o be expensive!! No choice, though. Premium garden tractors are almost impossible to find in Florida.

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