743DS Distinctions

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beyoko

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Can anybody tell me what makes a 743DS different from a 743? I've got a guy offering one at a reasonable price (I think), and don't know if there's anything special to watch out or look for. Thanks
 

Tazza

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The DS is exactly the same machine as a “standard” 743. The only difference is the standard it complies with for the department of forestery. From what i remember from my manual it must have a spark arrestor muffler to prevent bush fires and it has to have multiple filter screens (not sure why) over almost all air entry points into the engine bay. There were a few other things but all of which doesn't give the machine any advantage over a standard 743.
Being around 17 years old, i doubt all the filter screens are even there any more. I wouldn't buy the machine for any more than i'd pry for a standard 743 even if the owner says to you that its a better machine because its a DS.
I hope that answers your questions.
 

beyoko

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The DS is exactly the same machine as a “standard” 743. The only difference is the standard it complies with for the department of forestery. From what i remember from my manual it must have a spark arrestor muffler to prevent bush fires and it has to have multiple filter screens (not sure why) over almost all air entry points into the engine bay. There were a few other things but all of which doesn't give the machine any advantage over a standard 743.
Being around 17 years old, i doubt all the filter screens are even there any more. I wouldn't buy the machine for any more than i'd pry for a standard 743 even if the owner says to you that its a better machine because its a DS.
I hope that answers your questions.
Thanks for the Great answer. Much appreciated !!!!
 
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