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nosparkplugs
04-06-2009, 11:16 PM
My bermuda grass accounts are still dormant, so as everyone can see I am playing keep up on the nasty wide area's. This is the first cutting since last season on this account, I got the diesel stuck here last week , and it was still wet today, but I was able to cut the field. The Diesel did grunt, and burn some fuel on this cutting, I would say it went from .66gal/hr to 1.0gal/hr. I was not able to run at 15mph it was work even for the 35hp diesel. The cooling system works excellent, even with the radiator screen as dirty as the pic shows the diesel ran at 200 degree's, now I am sure if it was 95 degree's in the middle of the summer it would need cleaning, but not the case today. This field beat the crap out of me on my other ZTR's, not the AOS diesel smooth ride, and cut quality was excellent even in this junk.

This field use to take 6 hours, now it get it done in 2hours with the BB AOS Diesel

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greenstar lawn
04-06-2009, 11:26 PM
Dang that thing is a BEAST and that is some long grass. Nice mower no sparks.
How tall was the grass and what height were you cutting at

nosparkplugs
04-06-2009, 11:32 PM
did not measure the grass:sleeping:, in the pics the height adjuster is at 3"



Dang that thing is a BEAST and that is some long grass. Nice mower no sparks.
How tall was the grass and what height were you cutting at

doubleedge
04-06-2009, 11:38 PM
That mower is awesome.

honeydopm
04-06-2009, 11:43 PM
Doesn't cutting grass that long put alot fo wear and tear on your equipmment?

Chestnut Oaks Prez
04-06-2009, 11:44 PM
I think you could have been cuttin about 2 months ago. That is a bush hog job there.

Kennedy Landscaping
04-06-2009, 11:46 PM
That thing dont look like its having problems cutting that stuff!

South Florida Lawns
04-06-2009, 11:46 PM
Wow what a mess! I am impressed, that cut quality on those weeds looks pretty dang good to me. Did you have to dbl cut to get rid of any grass rows? Looks like you almost need a tractor for that, but then quality would probably suck right? I hope you don't have to trim around all that fencing and around the low areas. I like those BB's but really only the AOS impresses me. Wonder how a 72" Dixie would handle that stuff? Too bad you can't get a 35hp cat on a chopper that would be neat.

So do you mainly cut these types of properties with the Bad Boy? I know you have some walkers and a Kubota tractor.

catflyer
04-06-2009, 11:48 PM
Very impressive!

tamadrummer
04-06-2009, 11:48 PM
Dang, That would be tractor bush-hogging for me. I would not be bringing a mower into that surprise infested field.

I am blowing leaves out of the 5 acres I mow right now so I am not running over stick let alone what else could be in that field.....:wall

You have nuts of steel my friend...

Looks like you got it done though.

nosparkplugs
04-06-2009, 11:49 PM
Has been to wet, and customer has me start in April. Bush-hog for any other ZTR, that I agree. The BB diesel is relentless, and it is truly easy on the machine. If I wanted to struggle I would be running a little gasburner



I think you could have been cuttin about 2 months ago. That is a bush hog job there.

tamadrummer
04-06-2009, 11:50 PM
Too bad you can't get a 35hp cat on a chopper that would be neat.

So do you mainly cut these types of properties with the Bad Boy? I know you have some walkers and a Kubota tractor.

No but you can get 2 20hp Kohler Commands and that would be the berries to me if the cat diesel was not a choice.

With that, you actually can finish the day on one engine or get back to the trailer if one goes down.

Toad
04-07-2009, 07:52 AM
Welcome to the world of power and performance. I have said the same thing about having plenty of power on here before. Untill you experience it you really cant say much about it. I used to run two 27hp zs awhile back, now I can do as much work with the 72" diesel that I could with the other Z s. Sound crazy I know, but after checking time and time again I am shure of it. That machine you have has more power than most compact tractors, no reason to worry about a brush hog. Just cut on the high side first time around.

2brothersyardcare
04-07-2009, 07:59 AM
thats awesome

puppypaws
06-01-2009, 12:24 AM
That thing dont look like its having problems cutting that stuff!

Look at this grass, this is 30"+ tall Signal grass, I put the BB Lightning with the 32 Vaguard on purpose to stall the engine, it did not falter, may have dropped 200 rpms. This is the hardest grass to cut I have ever seen, it is moisture heavy at all times of the day, there is no easy dry time for cutting this grass. These Bad Boy decks with good power get grass out and away better than any I've seen. Can you imagine that much grass trying to go through any other mower deck? I left this grass with the idea of seeing if this mower could come close to cutting it without choking the engine down.
You would really need to experience this to believe it could be possible.

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pitrack
06-01-2009, 01:29 AM
Man I want one of those and I don't even do that type of cutting!