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Mowerboy04
02-03-2012, 09:53 PM
hey guys so im adding a second mower this spring. it needs to be a 52"-54" deck. im looking at the folowing mowers

Exmark e series with 23hp kawi $7500
Exmark S series with 27hp kawi $9500
Johndeere 920a 54" deck mulch on demand $8500
Kubota ZD221 21hp kubota diesel $10,500
wright standard 19hp kawi and 52" deck $6700

exmark e series

I currently have a exmark e series with 48" deck, its been a good mower so far, but it nas narrow tires and a low ground speed. The e series my dealer has a 52" deck and 23kawi for 7500. Im leaning away for this unit becuase its what i have and not much of an upgrade.

exmark s series would be a 2012 wich has a $1000 price increase from last year. There mower is nice but just dosnt seem to be build like the other brands.

Johndeere is one of my favorits, i like how the mower handes and love the idea of mulch on demand. The downside to it is my dealer is about 40min away.

Kubota is my second favorit. The dealer is about 2miles from my house. for 1k more i can have a diesl unit, is shaft driven and is built like a tank. I just havent seen many in use around my area and not sure how the cut or stripe.

The wright standard is a nice mower, seems to be built well. but im not sure how i feel about standing all day especialy on some of my larger property.

so guys help me pick! im lost!

thanks
alex

dwmason
02-03-2012, 10:00 PM
I have the kubota with the 54 inch cut. Quality cut and the kubota is very well built. Another consideration is the Deisel will use about 1/3 of the fuel than the gas engines

Jimslawncareservice
02-03-2012, 10:25 PM
I would look at jumping up to a z925a efi 54 mod deck. I have a z950 60 mod deck. It's a time saver. Mine mulches hood with out a trail if I follow the 1/3 rule.
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Mowerboy04
02-04-2012, 11:47 AM
thanks for the input guys. anyone else? interested in hearing more on the kubota and the wright

weaver
02-04-2012, 11:55 AM
hey guys so im adding a second mower this spring. it needs to be a 52"-54" deck. im looking at the folowing mowers

Exmark e series with 23hp kawi $7500
Exmark S series with 27hp kawi $9500
Johndeere 920a 54" deck mulch on demand $8500
Kubota ZD221 21hp kubota diesel $10,500
wright standard 19hp kawi and 52" deck $6700

exmark e series

I currently have a exmark e series with 48" deck, its been a good mower so far, but it nas narrow tires and a low ground speed. The e series my dealer has a 52" deck and 23kawi for 7500. Im leaning away for this unit becuase its what i have and not much of an upgrade.

exmark s series would be a 2012 wich has a $1000 price increase from last year. There mower is nice but just dosnt seem to be build like the other brands.

Johndeere is one of my favorits, i like how the mower handes and love the idea of mulch on demand. The downside to it is my dealer is about 40min away.

Kubota is my second favorit. The dealer is about 2miles from my house. for 1k more i can have a diesl unit, is shaft driven and is built like a tank. I just havent seen many in use around my area and not sure how the cut or stripe.

The wright standard is a nice mower, seems to be built well. but im not sure how i feel about standing all day especialy on some of my larger property.

so guys help me pick! im lost!

thanks
alex

I wonder what's up with the $1000 increase on the Exmark? Last time i checked on an advantage series which is the S series i beleive now they where $8000 for a 48" and $84 or $8500 for the 52". That's a big jump.
Anyhow i have a 2009 Exmark next lazer Advantage series and love it, when i go to buy another new one though i think i will go to the X series!

scotts lawn care
02-04-2012, 11:55 AM
I vote for the jd 920 mod. The new 900 ztraks are great. I have the 930a with the comfort and convienence package, awesome! The cut is excellent, and i know the mod deck is handy to have as long as the grass isn't too wet. Hope this helps.

grassman177
02-04-2012, 12:30 PM
love kubota, we have the bigger units but they are all built the same, like tanks. it will be the longest lasting trouble free unit. i dont like JD, but the deck will cut better overall and in wet conditions than the kubota. otherwise, kubota all the way

BestImpressions99
02-04-2012, 12:46 PM
You won't find a problem standing, even on larger properties. We mow ~5 acres every two weeks and it feels very comfortable. Almost relaxing.

grassman177
02-04-2012, 03:52 PM
true that, but depends. what if the operator has bad knees and no back issues? stander would be horrible. i myself prefer to stand as my back is bad. so, there is a need for both

Mowerboy04
02-04-2012, 03:56 PM
well guys i ended up going with the wright standard. I was passing buy my wright dealer today and decided to stop in he last years moddel with 52" deck and 19hp kawi standup unit. I picked it up for $6300 otd. im going to be picking it up in the next week or two and ill post some pics. thanks for the input

Florida Gardener
02-04-2012, 03:57 PM
I own a 36" stander. It's an 08' with 360 hours and no problems. From what I hear the new stander X is a big jump in quality. IMO though, I would go with a higher hp motor for the 52. I think 19 is not enough for that size mower.
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Jimslawncareservice
02-04-2012, 03:58 PM
I have bad knees. Standing on stander does not bother them. I have been on them for 4-5 hours straight.
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Jimslawncareservice
02-04-2012, 03:58 PM
And these were the old Wrights with little suspension.
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KS_Grasscutter
02-04-2012, 04:43 PM
I like the lower price of the stand on mowers, but I bag nearly everything and I think it would be a total pain in the ass to use a side bagger. Exmark has about the best bagging setup, but by the time you pay for the mower and bagger your around $11k for an S Series.

Jimslawncareservice
02-04-2012, 04:46 PM
There is rear bagging systems for the stander
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Mowerboy04
02-04-2012, 04:53 PM
I own a 36" stander. It's an 08' with 360 hours and no problems. From what I hear the new stander X is a big jump in quality. IMO though, I would go with a higher hp motor for the 52. I think 19 is not enough for that size mower.
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i had a 19hp on a 52" bobcat ztr a few years back and it was a good mower no problems, so im hoping it will be the same deal on the standard

Mowerboy04
02-04-2012, 04:54 PM
I like the lower price of the stand on mowers, but I bag nearly everything and I think it would be a total pain in the ass to use a side bagger. Exmark has about the best bagging setup, but by the time you pay for the mower and bagger your around $11k for an S Series.

i dont bag any grass, everything is side discharged. and for leaf cleanups i have a hasty vac on my exmark.

Florida Gardener
02-04-2012, 05:19 PM
i had a 19hp on a 52" bobcat ztr a few years back and it was a good mower no problems, so im hoping it will be the same deal on the standard

I have a 48" toro zmaster with 21hp and I think that is underpowered. Just a matter of opinion.
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Ridin' Green
02-04-2012, 08:59 PM
It doesn't matter now that you have bought a machine, but I just wanted to point out that you have at least four JD dealers within 40 minutes of you who could help you if you ever need one in the future. I used to live down that way (northwest of your area), and I know all four are still in business.

Where'd ya pick up the Wright at?

Mowerboy04
02-05-2012, 12:57 AM
It doesn't matter now that you have bought a machine, but I just wanted to point out that you have at least four JD dealers within 40 minutes of you who could help you if you ever need one in the future. I used to live down that way (northwest of your area), and I know all four are still in business.

Where'd ya pick up the Wright at?

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