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DAVELAWN
10-08-2005, 08:08 AM
Just curious if anyone uses anything bigger than a 52", for cutting residentials. I have alot of high end ones, and was thinking of getting a 60".....just not sure if its too big....thoughts?

Creative Lawn Care
10-08-2005, 08:25 AM
I run a 61" Yazoo on everything I mow. No problems, except the obvious such as a gate.

The landscaper
10-08-2005, 08:56 AM
How do you like the yazoo? Have you had it long

QualityLawnCare4u
10-08-2005, 09:01 AM
I do mostly residentuals and I have all 60s and wish everyday that I had my 48" back I got rid of. My yards are not all level and the 60 scalps bad compared to the 48 plus I cant get thru the gates I used to get thru. I personally will got back with a 48 next year. You may be ok with a 52 but that is to big for a lot of mine. I have several yards that actually take me 25% longer now with the 60 over the 48.

Jpocket
10-08-2005, 09:10 AM
We run all 60" decks aside from a little 32" for gates. Around here a 60' is the most versatile

rodfather
10-08-2005, 09:37 AM
We are down to only 2 Ferris DD 52" WB's. All our mowers now are either 61's and 72's (Z's and WB's) for residential.

Cigarcop
10-08-2005, 09:45 AM
We have 60" lazers here but next season I would like to add a 48" for a few smaller properties, and its just might be a Wright Stander. There starting to do it for me more and more!

kc2006
10-08-2005, 09:48 AM
I was using a 48" walkbehind, but I'll be getting a 60" z soon. the extra foot doesn't make that big of a difference for me.

LwnmwrMan22
10-08-2005, 10:00 AM
It's going to also depend on what size your properties are.

If you're in a development with small yards, a 60" is going to be overkill.

If you're in an area where the houses are on 5 acres, and they mow all 5 acres, then absolutely a 60", if not bigger.

A month or so ago, there was a guy posting that he's using a Toro 4100 or something like that, a 60 hp 10.5' deck to mow large estates in Kentucky, or something like that.

Cigarcop
10-08-2005, 10:04 AM
[QUOTE=LwnmwrMan22] It's going to also depend on what size your properties are.


Absolutely right.
They come in all shapes, sizes and colors.

LB1234
10-08-2005, 12:07 PM
Our residentials our on 1 acre lots. We've been using two 48" WB's for a number of years now. We just jumped up to a 60" ZTR. The only thing we use the 48's for now is the ones with hills that the ZTR can't handle or for trimming around mulch/flower beds.


Hey rodfather,

Do you ever have any problems with the 72's scalping or not cutting evenly on some hilly/bumpy terrain? Perhaps you just use your 61's in that area...

rodfather
10-08-2005, 12:25 PM
Hey rodfather,

Do you ever have any problems with the 72's scalping or not cutting evenly on some hilly/bumpy terrain? Perhaps you just use your 61's in that area...

Exactly, we use the 61" WB's on those areas. The other thing too is all our WB's have velkies. We don't walk unless it is absolutely necessary.

LB1234
10-08-2005, 12:31 PM
Exactly, we use the 61" WB's on those areas. The other thing too is all our WB's have velkies. We don't walk unless it is absolutely necessary.

We looked into a 72 but figured scalping would be an issue on some of our less than perfect yards. I thin kwe made the better decision for us. thanks again :waving:

Precision
10-08-2005, 10:46 PM
quarter acre lots with the 60" ZTR. works fine for us. But we do cut at 4.5" most of the year.

We use the 60" on all yards except the really small or obstacle laden. 36" ZTR for those and the narrow gate back yards.