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PalmettoGreen
03-24-2007, 02:44 PM
I'm looking at a used Wood's mower and was just wondering if any of you have had any experance with them. Model 5120

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tacoma200
03-24-2007, 04:33 PM
I just don't think I would recommend that mower for any commercial use. There are so many more options that would be more productive. Not many woods fans around. They have had their mowers built by different company's over the years. I just dont think you will be happy with this mower unless your just a home owner or have plenty of time to kill.

Envy Lawn Service
03-24-2007, 05:39 PM
That is an OLD machine there.

From back before so many improvements were made to front-mounts.

Jay's Lawncare
03-24-2007, 08:51 PM
I have two of them, one diesel and one gas. Believe it or not, once you have the decks properly adjusted with 1/4 inch rake and properly leveled, they cut very well. If you have a chance to buy this mower and it fits your price range, I say go for it, if the machine runs half as good as my two then you will be very pleased....Jay

DBL
03-24-2007, 09:27 PM
i bet that takes up some space on the trailer

DiyDave
03-24-2007, 09:35 PM
Got to love that third wheel-messes up the stripe, and punches you in the kidney when you hit a bump or hole!

Mowingman
03-24-2007, 11:06 PM
That is an old one. Grasshopper was building those for Woods back then. Very small machine designed only for homeowner use. Slow and loud transmissions.

tacoma200
03-24-2007, 11:15 PM
That is an old one. Grasshopper was building those for Woods back then. Very small machine designed only for homeowner use. Slow and loud transmissions.

Well my neighbor has a Grasshopper almost identical but I didn't want to say until I was sure. If you gave me one for free to mow my lawns I would just have to quit. The one I was on was painfully slow, cut was ok but not great and it rode like a road wagon. You would be better off with a good walk behind. I see that some of you are fond of this model and I'm not knocking you but I just couldn't use it unless I had very small lawns and then there are better options.

dhardin53
03-24-2007, 11:40 PM
I have a old customer that has a Wood just like that in his garage and he offered it to me if Id mow his yard a few times we would call it even. I was to busy at the time but I may go see him this week to check and see if the deal is still good.

I don't know what your using now but if this is your first ZTR and the price is super reasonable. Id say go for it and find out just how much time, even a medium to slow ZTR can save you. But the price must be LOW. Other wise save your money and get a used pro-line commercial unit.

Just my experience an opinion.

Sammy
03-25-2007, 05:42 AM
Is that a 12 horse motor ? What cut width is the deck ?
Seems it would be a strech for a 12, a 14 would not be much better.

GreenN'Clean
03-25-2007, 09:43 AM
That is an older machine heavy and will take up a lot of room. Plus I don't like the 1 rear wheel because people get carried away and try to speed up and then start tearing up the turf. Id pass on that mower and invest in a better one

Jasonn B
06-27-2007, 09:31 PM
Anymore info on the woods machines? There is a place here that has a M2760 with 15 hours on it. Does woods make a striping kit? DO they cut well?

http://www.burtmanindustries.com/lawn/woods/woods_m2760.JPG

http://www.burtmanindustries.com/lawn/woods/woods_m2760_2.JPG

Mowingman
06-27-2007, 09:57 PM
The mower in the photo is one of the Woods machines that was built by Gravely under contract. It is probably 2 or 3 years old.

Envy Lawn Service
06-27-2007, 11:12 PM
The mower in the photo is one of the Woods machines that was built by Gravely under contract. It is probably 2 or 3 years old.

Yep... a stripped down Gravely... and from what I hear, not quite as good a cutter.

Jasonn B
06-28-2007, 12:33 AM
So, this is probably better than the newer machines? I'm using this to cut my own lawn, 1.8 acres. What would be a good deal for this?

Envy Lawn Service
06-28-2007, 12:44 AM
So, this is probably better than the newer machines? I'm using this to cut my own lawn, 1.8 acres. What would be a good deal for this?

Well, if you want to know my opinion... I think you would be better off getting one of the new Woods MZ's...
(AKA -> Bob-Cat, Bunton, Jacobsen)

http://www.woodsequipment.com/turf_grounds/commercial/mown_machine/mz-series/default.asp

A guy here had one like you pictured and he was pretty disgusted with it.

Jasonn B
06-28-2007, 01:02 AM
Glad I found this forum. Well, I guess this may not be the mower for me then... This is going to be my personal mower, I'm not in the lawn business. I'm looking for a nice used machine and am not sure what brand to get now. I want something that cuts nice and leaves the best stripes. I have a nice long yard.

Envy Lawn Service
06-28-2007, 01:25 AM
Nothing wrong with used... at all... it's smart if you can find a machine that suits you.

Keep looking and come back with whatever else you turn up.
There are a lot of good mowers out there that fit the bill.

The most important part is finding one you like at a good price.
Then you can dart back on here to check and see if it is a quality piece.

DiyDave
06-28-2007, 07:05 AM
If I remember right the msr price of that unit was about $7500 new.:waving: :waving:

Jasonn B
07-07-2007, 01:52 PM
Nothing wrong with used... at all... it's smart if you can find a machine that suits you.

Keep looking and come back with whatever else you turn up.
There are a lot of good mowers out there that fit the bill.

The most important part is finding one you like at a good price.
Then you can dart back on here to check and see if it is a quality piece.

Ok, I'm back... :) How about this...

Cub Cadet M60, 2005, 25 hours, used for the owners residential lawn. The same will apply to me when I get a mower. He has the mulching blades, the factory blades, 54" plow, snow tires on 2nd set of rims, Foot pedal controlled grass discharge blocking plate, light kit, etc. I think he wants $6,800.

http://www.burtmanindustries.com/lawn/Cub/m60_front.jpg

http://www.burtmanindustries.com/lawn/Cub/m60_lights.jpg

http://www.burtmanindustries.com/lawn/Cub/m60_side.jpg

http://www.burtmanindustries.com/lawn/Cub/m60_back_side.jpg

http://www.burtmanindustries.com/lawn/Cub/m60_snow.jpg

I have 1.8 acres to mow on my residential lawn. I dug around on this forum and many say the cut from this mower is unreal, does great stripes and is built like a tank.

Envy Lawn Service
07-09-2007, 02:26 AM
You did soooooooo much better than what you were looking at before!!!!

Enjoy.

Jasonn B
07-10-2007, 10:17 PM
You did soooooooo much better than what you were looking at before!!!!

Enjoy.

And your help is greatly appreciated :)

http://www.cubmowers.com/assets/images/gunnyTANK.jpg