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Keepsake_Farm
03-27-2012, 06:49 AM
Hi all,
been trying to catch up on all of these forums and pour over alot of the great info that is on here.
Here is my situation- I have an organic dairy farm that I need to buy a mower for and I have also been asked to do the maintenance and fertility work on a few properties in the area (organic management). Thought I might try to pick up a few more properties for some extra side income (farming can be tight at times).
I found quite a few ads in the local craigslist and thought I might ask your opinion on them. All of the properties I am looking to mow right now are a couple acres or less, so nothing real big.
here are a few ads I have found:

http://allentown.craigslist.org/grd/2895291441.html

http://allentown.craigslist.org/grd/2902722573.html

http://allentown.craigslist.org/grd/2900983065.html

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/grd/2923964729.html

Any thoughts or feedback would be appreciated. Thanks for your insight.

flydelsolsi
03-27-2012, 06:57 AM
I am not too far away from you and mine looks to be a little nicer than some of those:

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=373102

Keepsake_Farm
03-27-2012, 07:31 AM
good looking mower. I'll take it into consideration. I am trying to go bigger then 36". I've got quite a bit to mow at my own farm and time is money.

TriCountyLawn
03-27-2012, 09:14 AM
Are you set on a walk behind? Sounds like a older Dixie Chopper would be great on a farm and knock out those side properties. Id say if you looked around you could get into one for 2-5k and be pretty happy. Just my .02 Good Luck!

Keepsake_Farm
03-27-2012, 09:16 AM
I'm not set on a walk behind but it appears that any decent quality Zturn is going to be quite expensive. I'll start looking at some dixie choppers. Thanks
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JABBERS
03-27-2012, 09:23 AM
If it matters out of the four I would pick I think the 2nd one down I think its the bobcat hydro walk behind.