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Looks good That red sure stands out kind of like Dodge red sure brings eyes to it.
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No armor all at all. It was a showroom model, and had some minor scratches on the hood from the plastic thing that states the price setting on it for a while. So I got some turtle wax polish (swirl remover), and did that, then waxed it. I did this on all the red parts. Since then I use a leaf blower at the end of a mowing / aerating etc session. Then wipe off with a soft cloth.

IT had an hour meter added after 3 hours, it it now reads 7.8 hours after this past weekend. I changed the oil after 2 hours per the Locally owned Sears store I bought it from. They sell appliances, garden equipemnt, tv and tools. Nice little store in a nice little town. Local owner was top notch, and answered all my questions. When I go back he shows me how to do something on the store model they have.
 

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14 years later. 2003 Sears DLT 3000 rolls on. probably use 35 - 40 hours a years, so probably getting close to 500 hours. had carb rebuilt twice. burning oil now on hills. tricky to start after sitting a few weeks, but overall been good. trying to keep it going rather than buy new.
 

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Sounds like a testament to the good care you show your equipment. Now that computer of yours..... after 14 years since your last post, it must be in fantastic shape!!!:D
Welcome back!!:)
 

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Looking for something new. under $2000 range, that will last another 15 years like this one.
Comparing low cost JD from Lowes, Cub XT1, or another Craftsman.
 

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ended up getting engine repaired. head gasket/sump gasket. hope it gets me a few more years.
 
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Got a JD110 model from Lowes about a year ago. Been pleased with it. Turning radius, fwd/reverse foot pedals convenient, and reverse mowing arrangement are great.
 

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DLT 3000 turned 17 last week. almost 600 hours. Engine doing well since repair.
 

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"Now that computer of yours..... after 14 years since your last post, it must be in fantastic shape!!!"

The wife is on my case because I still have underwear I bought at K-mart in 2003:)
 
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