Best zero turn mower?

Re: Best zero turn mower?

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:11 pm

As Rob says you can get away without a bagger with a good strong discharge. In the fall you can blow a lot of leaves into the woods and using a set of Gator blades you can chop up the rest so fine they disappear.
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Re: Best zero turn mower?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:14 pm

Whelp, another dream on the back burner. Wasn't getting many hits at all on the tractor (I was asking top dollar - probably OVER top dollar), so in that time I've decided to "run what I brung". The thing is paid for, plus I've owned it since new & know it's history, AND I have a few spare parts laying around to ensure it lasts several years. Like the truck, might as well run 'er into the ground. ;)
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Re: Best zero turn mower?

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:05 pm

I have a 27 year old top-of-the-line Ariens self-propelled walk-behind.
Also a 7 year old top-of-the-line Toro self-propelled walk-behind.
The Toro :x is a total piece of *censored* compared to the Ariens and I only use it now and then to make sure it still runs. If I didn't feel I need a backup for the Ariens, I would just put the Toro out by the road with a FREE sign on it.
Someone with a smooth, manicured lawn with no obstacles might like the Toro, as long as you don't mind picking up the pieces that fall off, but my lawn is none of the above.
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Re: Best zero turn mower?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:10 pm

Yeah, that's pretty much the story with anything built in the past 17 years that cost under $3,000 new. MTD bought up alot of great names and sent them straight into the shitter. :roll:
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Re: Best zero turn mower?

PostBy: BigFoot On: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:38 pm

G327 by Kubota great mower
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Re: Best zero turn mower?

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:57 pm

BigFoot wrote:G327 by Kubota great mower


The only downside is that it costs more than my car (A 2006 Chevy Aveo which I purchased new in late 2005, back when GM was offering employee pricing to everyone).
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Re: Best zero turn mower?

PostBy: gaw On: Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:33 pm

SMITTY wrote:Whelp, another dream on the back burner. Wasn't getting many hits at all on the tractor (I was asking top dollar - probably OVER top dollar), so in that time I've decided to "run what I brung". The thing is paid for, plus I've owned it since new & know it's history, AND I have a few spare parts laying around to ensure it lasts several years. Like the truck, might as well run 'er into the ground. ;)

SMITTY, it ain't all bad. I use a small 36” zero turn to bridge the gap between the push mower and the 6’ Woods finish mower pulled by the JD tractor. Zero turns are fun but I always look forward to using the tractor and sipping on a cold one. You can’t do that with a zero turn. The John Deere even has a beer can/bottle holder built in! :cheers:
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Re: Best zero turn mower?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:51 pm

That it does my friend!! 8-) :D :drunk:
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Re: Best zero turn mower?

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:28 am

SMITTY wrote:That it does my friend!! 8-) :D :drunk:


Sweet! LOL One tip.... at least here in Maine.... if you have an accident & end up in the ER while you're having a beer & mowing, never, ever, admit it! Tell them you fell down the stairs, off the deck, or were using a non motorized mower. If they find out you were on a motorized vehicle they are mandated to call the cops & you'll have an OUI before your stitches are complete. Same thing with four wheelers, sleds, anything with a motor. While I'm not big on drinking & driving, I do think it's one of life little pleasures to have a beer while mowing the lawn. (even though it's been a while since I've had anything to drink.... I don't know why)

We have a 24" self propelled walk behind Yazoo. Bought it in 1981. It will live forever.
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