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Mrplowcjc
05-14-2009, 11:42 PM
I have had seven lazer's with 72" decks and I'm looking for another new mower. Has anybody had any luck with the scag or the hustler. Any other brands working out for anybody.

CowboysLawnCareDelaware
12-25-2012, 09:34 PM
looking to sell off any good condition 72's for winter cash?

-Michael

LandFakers
12-25-2012, 09:52 PM
Alot of guys around here like the Hustler 72's because they are fast, and they say the new hydro system is leaps and bounds ahead. If you have luck with exmark though, I would stick with them

Exmarkboy13
12-25-2012, 09:58 PM
hustler or ferris. nothing else.

JB1
12-25-2012, 09:59 PM
I've got a hustler 37-72". It is a beast and will get a lot of ground covered.

CowboysLawnCareDelaware
12-25-2012, 10:04 PM
This is an '09 post just so you guys know, I was just asking if he had any to sell.

-Michael

LandFakers
12-25-2012, 10:05 PM
Haha, he hasnt been on here in close to a month

CowboysLawnCareDelaware
12-25-2012, 10:18 PM
Let's go ahead and "piggyback" off his post because I would like info on what 72" mowers guys like right now.

ExmarkBoy, I think you do great work, but have you ever used a 60" or 72" machine before? Im not trying to be ignorant, but I know your younger than most and you currently don't have one listed on your signature area.

-Michael

orangemower
12-26-2012, 07:39 AM
hustler or ferris. nothing else.

This coming from a 14 year old that has a handle name of Exmark and uses a John Deere. :hammerhead:

GMLC
12-26-2012, 08:16 AM
Check out the Gravely 472 with air seat, gas and Kubota diesel options.
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jrs.landscaping
12-26-2012, 08:36 AM
This coming from a 14 year old that has a handle name of Exmark and uses a John Deere. :hammerhead:

Maybe HustlerFerrisboy was taken ;)

scotts lawn care
12-26-2012, 10:05 AM
For a diesel 72" Z - I have heard alot of good about the J.D. 997

For open area mowing and leaf cleanups with my trac vac system, my front mount J.D. f1445. - also 4 wheel drive.

They both have the yanmar 31hp diesel - excellent on fuel. It probably uses almost have the fuel of my 930A Z.

Jimslawncareservice
12-26-2012, 10:48 AM
This coming from a 14 year old that has a handle name of Exmark and uses a John Deere. :hammerhead:

I was thinking the same thing. But. Atleast he has confidence
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djagusch
12-26-2012, 11:03 AM
The Scag TT is a proven machine that does well. I don't think there is another mfg with a more proven design in the field.

CowboysLawnCareDelaware
12-26-2012, 11:47 AM
Thanks for the comments guys, keep them coming.

Does anyone have an opinion on a cheaper 72" commercial mower? I know you get what you pay for, but there aren't many used for sale in my area; most are Exmark's with the Triton decks that I hear so many bad things about.

-Michael

mtstclair
12-26-2012, 11:53 AM
What about bad boy i have a 72 ultra cut and was looking to add another but there are not alot of good used mowers out there I hear bad boy has a good price? But not sure of cut and so on

Jimslawncareservice
12-26-2012, 11:54 AM
I have a 72" triton, well it used to be mine. My dad bought it from me. I'll be using it this summer since he bought a house in town. I never had any issues with it. In real tall grass it doesn't come close to my 7 iron decks. In normal to a tad above normal conditions its great. Cuts and stripes well.
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CowboysLawnCareDelaware
12-26-2012, 11:56 AM
So you would rather run your Exmark 72" triton deck, instead of a JD 797 72" 7 iron deck.

-Michael

Jimslawncareservice
12-26-2012, 12:00 PM
So you would rather run your Exmark 72" triton deck, instead of a JD 797 72" 7 iron deck.

-Michael

That would be tough. A 29 HP in the deere and a 35 in the exmark. If it were a 997 it would be easy. In tall grass give me the deere. Normal condition it would be a toss up.
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CowboysLawnCareDelaware
12-26-2012, 12:01 PM
I really appreciate your response and I hope everyone had a nice holiday so far.

-Michael

pugs
12-26-2012, 12:19 PM
Thanks for the comments guys, keep them coming.

Does anyone have an opinion on a cheaper 72" commercial mower? I know you get what you pay for, but there aren't many used for sale in my area; most are Exmark's with the Triton decks that I hear so many bad things about.

-Michael

Bobcat will be affordable and a very good machine for the money. Only available in gas though. But I assume if you want cheap you know diesel is probably not in the cards.

CowboysLawnCareDelaware
12-26-2012, 12:21 PM
You are right about the cost, I would rather have the lighter choice in a machine, although some weights are closing the gap.

-Michael

weaver
12-26-2012, 01:54 PM
Thanks for the comments guys, keep them coming.

Does anyone have an opinion on a cheaper 72" commercial mower? I know you get what you pay for, but there aren't many used for sale in my area; most are Exmark's with the Triton decks that I hear so many bad things about.

-Michael

Yah.. i saw 72 37 bob cat mowers for 7995 on Ebay
.. they looked really good as far as quality..
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WREBELMACHINE
12-27-2012, 11:23 AM
Were those new bobcats?

weaver
12-27-2012, 11:27 AM
Were those new bobcats?

Brand new with warranty.. Not a demo. Just before you get to Louisville Ky...
For the price this would be a hard one to beat..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-BOB-CAT-PREDATOR-PRO-37-HP-DFI-72-ZERO-TURN-COMMERCIAL-MOWER-/330840222741?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d079d2c15

CowboysLawnCareDelaware
12-27-2012, 11:48 AM
brand new with a residential warranty though.

Michael

weaver
12-27-2012, 11:51 AM
brand new with a residential warranty though.

Michael

It really is a full commercial unit. It's 2 year or 2000 hour commercial..

puppypaws
12-27-2012, 08:43 PM
I have had seven lazer's with 72" decks and I'm looking for another new mower. Has anybody had any luck with the scag or the hustler. Any other brands working out for anybody.

Take a 72" Scag TT, Exmark 72", Bobcat 72", and the Hustler Super Z with the new HyperDrive hydraulic system out and give each a fair demo on average rough terrain. It will take you about 5 minutes to figure out you would not flip a coin between the cut quality, but you will find a difference of night and day in favor of the Hustler Super Z in smoothness of operation, and quality of ride. The longer wheel base, heavier weight of the 72", and hydraulic system makes it far superior in operation and ride.

LandFakers
12-27-2012, 09:42 PM
I do not personally own a 997, but I can comment that the 7 iron on my 7H19 walk behind cuts better on 90% of lawns than my exmark does. On watered and well fertilized lawns it goes to the exmark, but on weedy, tall, crap lawns ,my Deere is king. Would imagine its the same for the 72" decks

aroddy
12-28-2012, 09:51 AM
If you have a ferris dealer around- you really should check out the 3100Z with the 37hp Kawi DFI and the 72'' ICD deck. I sell them but I also own one and we mow 20 acres with it once a week in the spring and it's CRAZY what that thing will do!!! Not the most economical pick out there but for the $$$...its tough to beat