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MLCservices
10-26-2006, 07:37 PM
Ok, been out of lawncare for about 10 years and i'm getting back into it this spring. Right now i'm having a tough time deciding on size and brand of mower. I'm looking at exmark lazers and the cub cadet tank. Would you consider a m60 tank with 300 hours for less than $5500 a good deal? Or should I wait on an exmark? Also, should I go with a 60 inch or a 44 to be able to get through gates to back yards? Alot of subdivisions in this area. I plan on a walk behind 36 later too. Any info is appreciated.

metro36
10-26-2006, 07:40 PM
A 60 z and a 36 walk behind is a great combination. I would love to have that combination.

MLCservices
10-26-2006, 07:43 PM
Another question that I could use help on right away...if you had to choose between a used cadet with 300 hours 60 inch for 5 grand or a used exmark lazer with 900 hours for 5 grand, which would you buy?

metro36
10-26-2006, 07:46 PM
Need more info. I would not buy a z with out kawi engine. If it is a 60 I would want at least 25 hp and probably a lc engine.

MLCservices
10-26-2006, 07:54 PM
Well, I passed on the cub for 5....suddenly he had someone offer him 5500. It was with a kohler 28 efi pro, nice looking machine. The exmark I was looking at is an 05 with 27hp kohler. I definitely like the looks of the cub.

metro36
10-26-2006, 07:57 PM
I hate kohler engines. I will only use kawi. They are the best out there.

MLCservices
10-26-2006, 07:59 PM
I hate kohler engines. I will only use kawi. They are the best out there.
A buddy of mine feels the same way. He's got a deer with a kawi on it and loves it. Personally I think deer is way overpriced.

metro36
10-26-2006, 08:04 PM
All of this stuff is expensive.

Have you ever heard of lesco. If you have one near by go there and look at there z turns. fro what i have heard they are good. They are about the same price as your used machines.

www.lesco.com

davidcalhoun
10-26-2006, 08:16 PM
Sounds like you have been following the M-60 Tank on Miedema's auction today. The current bid is $5425 with 4 minutes to go.

MLCservices
10-26-2006, 08:21 PM
If you look at the pics of the lesco and the cub cadet side by side, it is the exact same mower......interesting. Might have to look at one of these lesco's.