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David Miller
01-03-2013, 12:02 PM
Please recommend best riding lawn mower for personal use. 1 acre of land.

Sprinkler Buddy
01-03-2013, 12:13 PM
Most any make will do on "1 acre of land". When your on a mower for extended periods of time during the growing season every day is where you'll see the comforts or lack of.

dbear
01-03-2013, 01:01 PM
You don't mention lay of your land (hills, slopes, obstacles) nor, more importantly, your budget. That aside, I'd be looking for at least a 48" mid to upper level consumer ztr. I am not impressed with any entry level z, certainly not for any property size above 1/2 acre. But that's my preference.

Check out (in no particular order):
Ariens Max Zoom (http://www.ariens.com/products/riding-mowers/max-zoom-zero-turn/Pages/default.aspx)
Country Cliper Jazee Pro (http://www.countryclipper.com/jazee_pro.html) - accepts a OEM snowblower
Gravely ZT HD (http://www.gravely.com/zero-turn-mowers/zt-hd-riding-mower/Pages/default.aspx) - same as Ariens with different engines
Hustler FasTrak SD (http://www.hustlerturf.com/products/fastrak-super-duty.html)
Dixie Chopper Magnum (http://www.dixiechopper.com/mowers/magnum/)
Bob-Cat FastCat Pro SE (http://www.bobcatturf.com/fastcat-pro-se-zero-turn-riding-mower.aspx)

Keep in mind that the models I suggested are more prosumer/entry commercial class; lessor models are also available that you might find more than enough machine for you. Other manufacturers (i.e. Exmark, Ferris, Cub, JD, ...) offer similar machines. I based my list on the dealers in my area I'd be most inclined to do business with.

Also, many would find me remiss if I didn't at least suggest purchasing a used commercial machine. However, when I was looking, the only used fully commercial units I found all had 2500+ hours, and priced around $4500 to $5000. Could be a geographical thing.

And be sure to demo, demo, demo. Happy hunting...

agrostis
01-03-2013, 01:03 PM
Hydrostatic drive (a big deal)

Good price (2000)

My Dad has had one for 2 year's and cut's 2 acre's weekly, he's had no problem's.

http://www.snapper.com/riding-mowers/LT125/

Brules
01-04-2013, 04:16 PM
Best? Anything the commercial guys around you use lol. It will just come down to what you are willing to pay, or not pay.

Landrus2
01-04-2013, 05:17 PM
You will love walker

Tinkerer
01-05-2013, 02:51 AM
Ingersoll 4000 series.

kawasaki guy
01-06-2013, 04:14 PM
Scag Freedom z would be a good mower for you I bet.

show-n-go
01-06-2013, 04:22 PM
You don't mention lay of your land (hills, slopes, obstacles) nor, more importantly, your budget. That aside, I'd be looking for at least a 48" mid to upper level consumer ztr. I am not impressed with any entry level z, certainly not for any property size above 1/2 acre. But that's my preference.

Check out (in no particular order):
Ariens Max Zoom (http://www.ariens.com/products/riding-mowers/max-zoom-zero-turn/Pages/default.aspx)
Country Cliper Jazee Pro (http://www.countryclipper.com/jazee_pro.html) - accepts a OEM snowblower
Gravely ZT HD (http://www.gravely.com/zero-turn-mowers/zt-hd-riding-mower/Pages/default.aspx) - same as Ariens with different engines
Hustler FasTrak SD (http://www.hustlerturf.com/products/fastrak-super-duty.html)
Dixie Chopper Magnum (http://www.dixiechopper.com/mowers/magnum/)
Bob-Cat FastCat Pro SE (http://www.bobcatturf.com/fastcat-pro-se-zero-turn-riding-mower.aspx)

Keep in mind that the models I suggested are more prosumer/entry commercial class; lessor models are also available that you might find more than enough machine for you. Other manufacturers (i.e. Exmark, Ferris, Cub, JD, ...) offer similar machines. I based my list on the dealers in my area I'd be most inclined to do business with.

Also, many would find me remiss if I didn't at least suggest purchasing a used commercial machine. However, when I was looking, the only used fully commercial units I found all had 2500+ hours, and priced around $4500 to $5000. Could be a geographical thing.

And be sure to demo, demo, demo. Happy hunting...

I have a flat acre of land at my house, i bought a Country clipper jazee pro
52" with the joystick and i could'nt be happier. I was using a john deere tractor with a 54 inch cut, it used to take me at least an hour and a half with all the trimming. Now i am done in 45 min easy. Just the speed and zero turn make it so much faster to mow it's unreal. plus i think it gives a much better cut than the deere i was using and the deere was not a home depot special it was a 10k mower new.

Aaronnc
01-09-2013, 12:36 AM
Anything on sale at Sears.

avguy
01-09-2013, 04:16 PM
If you can, consider one with power steering. Scott

Capemay Eagle
01-10-2013, 02:34 PM
One of the best one acre mowers use to be the Hustler 42" mini Fastrak. However, it is no longer in production. They now make the Hustler Sport. I would say that the Hustler 42" sport would be a good choice. Also the BadBoy MZ 42" would be another. I think as someone already mentioned, a little more info on your property and budget?