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goodgreen
05-06-2011, 08:27 PM
Picked up my new C142 Big Dog today and the cut is superb... Area dealer delivered and went through the manual with me. Only difference was I ordered it with a Kawasaki engine, not the Briggs that comes standard. What a sweet ride:

http://www.amickssuperstore.com/Big_Dog_C142_17_5HP_42_p/big%20dog%20c142.htm

rodzilla94
05-06-2011, 08:33 PM
congrats on the purchase of the big dog bro:clapping:

toolmaster
05-20-2011, 02:05 PM
Man...what a load. I too just picked up that same mower, and I wanted it in the kawasaki. My dealer said it didn't come with one - so I contacted the big dog sales rep for our area who said they weren't shipping them with kawasaki engines until the fall. Hoodwinked.

Picked up my new C142 Big Dog today and the cut is superb... Area dealer delivered and went through the manual with me. Only difference was I ordered it with a Kawasaki engine, not the Briggs that comes standard. What a sweet ride:

http://www.amickssuperstore.com/Big_Dog_C142_17_5HP_42_p/big%20dog%20c142.htm

flatlander42
05-20-2011, 02:18 PM
any pics of this mower? The pics on their website suck!

G. Ramey
05-20-2011, 02:48 PM
Big Dog is marketed by Hustler they are both owned by Excel. I think they are probably the same mowers except for the color. Does anybody know the model breakdown. As in which Bigdog would be a Hustler Z or a Mini Z. I also saw a walk behind on the BigDog website that looked like a Trimstar. I am really interested in that mower. Congratulations on the new mower.

toolmaster
05-20-2011, 02:58 PM
Aside from a few trim pieces, the big dog C142 looks to be the exact mower as the Hustler Sport 42 at pretty much the same price point. I don't know about the Hustler Z though.

Big Dog is marketed by Hustler they are both owned by Excel. I think they are probably the same mowers except for the color. Does anybody know the model breakdown. As in which Bigdog would be a Hustler Z or a Mini Z. I also saw a walk behind on the BigDog website that looked like a Trimstar. I am really interested in that mower. Congratulations on the new mower.

G. Ramey
05-20-2011, 03:16 PM
I just called the three closest dealers listed on the Big Dog website and all three said they no longer sold Big Dog. I wonder why?

toolmaster
05-20-2011, 03:18 PM
I guess time will tell.

Ijustwantausername
05-20-2011, 05:24 PM
that engine should last a whilee!

mowerbrad
05-20-2011, 06:46 PM
Who did you buy from? I know B&B trucking in Byron Center sells them, but they are the closest one.

I'm interested to see how well it works for you. I just can't get myself to buy something that isn't JD again. B&B has offered me a demo of the Big Dog mowers, but I haven't taken them up on the offer yet.

goodgreen
05-21-2011, 10:12 PM
I did get it from B & B and their service has been exceptional. Delivered in about 45 miles to my house, helped get it setup and come to town about once a month if I need any parts, etc. Only real drawback was small gas tank....I was used to a reserve tank on my ExMark Phazer so I've run out twice, so I need to carry spare gas in my truck. No real problem though. I also could not fit it into my garage on the trailer with the roll bar, so taking it off the trailer at night.

goodgreen
05-21-2011, 10:16 PM
http://picasaweb.google.com/Dbanta60/BigDog?authkey=Gv1sRgCOGItbfQ2b_SDA#

goodgreen
05-21-2011, 10:31 PM
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=221936&stc=1&d=1306031173[/IMG]


Sorry still trying to figure out lawn sites picture loading again...it's been a while.

cut level
05-21-2011, 11:56 PM
Never heard of a big dog brand. I would also be pissed if I had a small enough tank that I had to stop during the day and fill the mower up. I haven't had to do that since the days of the old yellow and white Sears Craftsman about 20 years ago!
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Richard Martin
05-22-2011, 04:02 AM
I hate when people post those sideways pics.