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BeautifulBlooms
03-21-2007, 09:56 AM
In working up my large apartment complex bids I am looking to get some info on how much more efficient I can do the large properties (6.5 acres and 5.2 acres of turf area).

What 72" mowers would you guys recommend? I have heard to definitely go with Diesel because of the longer life and expense.

How much production can I put out with a 72"? My research and a friend told me to expect 50% - 80% efficiency which with the 52" was somewhere in the range of 56,000-90,000 depending on situations. Is the 72" going to be a range of 78,000 - 124,000? I think I did my math right I just want to see what you guys think?

TNT Lawncare
03-21-2007, 10:00 AM
I would go with a Dixie Chopper. Nothing with a Generac motor though. My buddy has 2 72" Dixies and these things fly! You wanna talk about getting your work done fast. Be prepared to spend between 10-12K for one though.

TNT Lawncare
03-21-2007, 10:01 AM
I would go with a Dixie Chopper. Nothing with a Generac motor though. My buddy has 2 72" Dixies and these things fly! You wanna talk about getting your work done fast. Be prepared to spend between 10-12K for one though.

Meg-Mo
03-21-2007, 10:09 AM
Go with a BAD BOY with a flex deck added on for about the same money and you get the new ride and will save so much time.

ACEMowing
03-21-2007, 10:18 AM
Yes, check out the Bad Boy 72" AOS with the Cat diesel. I think you can go 28hp or 33hp. 15mph speed with full suspenion on chassis and a suspension seat plus the other Bad Boy features ling swing away fenders, etc. Very impressive machine!

IMoLwnz.com
03-21-2007, 10:20 AM
I have a JD 777 with a 72 I love it. It had gone through many types of mowing and does very well. I just tested a 997 more money than the 777 but that has the diesel. I Run All Jd equipment. I previously had exmarks

jtkplc
03-21-2007, 11:07 AM
You might want to look at Lesco. You can get a 72" 33hp Generac for $7899.99.

TNT Lawncare
03-21-2007, 05:02 PM
For God sakes, what ever you buy, don't get a Generac!!!! They are junk!