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Riding mower?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Confedneck79K30, May 4, 2007.

  1. Confedneck79K30

    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    so currently im in the process of buying a new house, and i think i may buy a new rider... since the snapper i currently have is a 1974 model..... anyone have one that they can suggest? no craftsman please, they just dont cut worth a hoot..

    thanks!
     
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    Nothin runs like a deere.
     
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    The wife works for JD and she says they are just thrown together.My parents have a nice Cub Cadet and Dad swears by it(but they mow 4 acres).
     
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    i service a JD shop and they final assemble and level the decks and everything... considering a ::GASP:: rechargeable push mower or the automated rechargeable mower... quiet and easy...
     
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    Get an Ariens........
     
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    We have two craftsman riding mowers with the mulching kits and they cut fine... mow about 3 acres every weekend... but we also have a '73 Cub Cadet my dad bought brand new, when they were owned by international, still runs like a top, removed the deck and just use it for small pulling duties now.
     
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    can't go wrong with a good ole murray lol
     
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    :bow: Weve had one since i was 4 or 5. Wont die. Only bad thing that has ever happened is smoked belts. Once summer I smoked 3 belts on it. Coincidentally that was also the summer I was mowing lawns for spending money my freshman year. And I always wanted to go fast and get it done.



    Dixon and Woods also make nice mowers, although they are expensive

    If ya really wanna go all out...Dixie Chopper...mow a football feild in 8 minutes

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    It may be the fastest mower, but is that transport speed or mowing speed? Hustler tried this same tactic with their "Super Z" model, but it wouldn't mow but at half of it's rated top speed. I was reading Dixie's website, but they wouldn't tell how they achieved a 9.2 acre per hour rating.

    Scag claims 28 acres per 8 hour day from the 72" model. That's figured at a low-ball 6 MPH with a 20% reduction for overlap and turns. The machine is capable of 12 MPH.

    Sorry if I'm one-sided, but this is what we sell and what I've worked on, and I wouldn't suggest anything other.

    Other than that, I say fix the Snapper. It's paid for!

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    snapper's ok, runs and cuts, needs battery, starter, re-wired, new carb though...
    dixies cut as fast as they say, i have a customer with one with a 72" cut (i think) and he has two of the smaller ones and they cut like a champ, but i dont need to spend 4 grand or more to cut my .25 acre yard, i could do it with a push mower, but the hill from the ditch to the drain field would be fun to try and ride wheelies on, ya know?
     
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    Dad has a Kubota 3 cylinder diesel. It is around 8 years old and runs like a champ. It is pretty fast and has 4 wheel steering.
     
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    If you have, or are planing, any kind of trees, bushes, flowerbeds, swing-sets, etc I wouldn't bother with a rider for a 1/4 acre lot. By the time you start mowing around stuff it can become a PITA. For that bad hill maybe a self propelled???
     
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    hell im strong enough to push it up the hill... but i like to ride wheelies LOL
     
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    :haha: :haha:
     
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    you see, i understand, i dont need a rider, i want one... if i can find a decent enough one, for a good price, id buy it... but i think i'll just buy a high rear wheel push, no self propelled for me...
     
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    my mom has a troy built and its very nice and afforadable...think you can buy them right from lowes...
     
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    Get one of these.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Actually these work better:

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    Or get your excersize in at the same time:

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    Yeah I agree, Dixie is a bunch of hype. We have a few at work and they dont cut all that fast, aka go top speed and it doesnt cut worth a damn. I do like Scags they feel nice and heavy duty, always liked using them. Of course theres Exmark/Toro, I have the most seat time on those and like them a fair bit too. At my current job we use Wright Standers as well, they are pretty neat...
     
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    Just to give out something unreasonable... Jacobson...
     

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