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chariot1964
06-16-2003, 12:01 PM
Does anybody have info ref to blades rpm's on ztr mowers:confused:

turfcare
06-16-2003, 12:05 PM
Toro ZTR's 18,000+ ft./min.

chariot1964
06-16-2003, 01:00 PM
i am also curious about blade speeds involving mf 2330 belly mower, and the kubota 1500 bell mower

Piedmont Lawn
06-16-2003, 10:21 PM
chariot1964


The blade tip speed on a belly mower will be slower than most commercial WB and ZTMís. You will be more productive using a commercial type mower due to their agility. A Z can run circles around a tractor with a belly mower with much less trimming. Now if you are mowing in the ruff like a field where cut quality is not of importance a tractor will give a better ride and could be faster due to larger wheels soaking up the bumps. Do you have enough ground engagement work to justify a tractor if not rent a tractor or sub it out.

Buy some goats or you could try one of these........ :D

http://www.scag.com/images/turftiger.jpg

plowboy81
06-16-2003, 10:24 PM
I have a Super Z 60". Blade tip speed is 18,700 according to my manual.

wriken
06-16-2003, 10:31 PM
cub tank 18,000 +

Envy Lawn Service
06-17-2003, 12:01 AM
Originally posted by chariot1964
i am also curious about blade speeds involving mf 2330 belly mower, and the kubota 1500 bell mower

I saw that and thought..."this guy has to be a local!!!" LOL!!!

Hello neighbor and welcome to Lawnsite!

As far as the info, name the mower and I'm sure I know the blade tip speed.

Richard Martin
06-17-2003, 03:10 AM
Dixie Chopper 60" is 19,311 fpm at 3600 rpm if I remember correctly.

worthbrown
06-17-2003, 10:21 AM
The only pull behind pto mower I have found with tip speed close to a ZTR is the progressive. I have a 22' progressive with 18,547 blade tip speed.

chariot1964
06-17-2003, 10:26 AM
Thank all of you for your replies,
I have a great dane chariot 52" 25hp kohler
just trying to see if any other comparable mowers
have more blade speed.......:D

Envy Lawn Service
06-19-2003, 02:10 AM
chariot1964,

Where did you buy the Great Dane? Hickory Home & Garden? That tractor dealer down your way off HWY 321 a little ways? Or up my way at Tarheel Ford New Holland?

Also, did you get to demo?

I'd like to know for future reference in case I ever decide to check out a Chariot LX. Back when I was shopping and before I decided against a larger deck, I was real interested in getting a 61" Chariot out for a demo.

There were several litle things I liked about it. The center sticks, single gas tank under the seat, double Scag-like frame rails, plenty of trim, low and wide, ect... But I couldn't get a demo to save my life.

The owner of that tractor joint down your way was up to letting me haul it up to my accounts, Hickory Home & Garden said "we don't allow demos" and Tarheel was too busy trying to sell me a Grasshopper for less.

What the heck is that all about? No way was I laying down $7 G + tax on something I'd never done more that sit on and dream.

chariot1964
06-21-2003, 06:04 PM
Hey Envy just now got back on line, and got your response.
I bought my chariot 52 almost 3 yrs ago from Farmers & Builders Supply. I got a fairly good deal was originally going to by chariot jr. 48, but found out he would sell me a chariot 52 for the same price. Not mention my brother n law works there, on the mowers so he trys to take care of me when he can.

1stclasslawns
06-21-2003, 06:30 PM
Hey envey!

The Chariot LX is nothing short of awsome!!!
Got 17 hours on mine, tip speed is 18,500.

jim

Envy Lawn Service
06-21-2003, 11:45 PM
Originally posted by Envy Lawn Service
There were several litle things I liked about it. The center sticks, single gas tank under the seat, double Scag-like frame rails, plenty of trim, low and wide, ect...

I was kind of partial to the 61" Chariots for the above reasons. For some reason, to me the machine had a feel about it when sitting in the seat. It felt low, stable and comfortable.

I don't know if this is the case or not because all I ever got to do was "sit" on it. :mad:

Maybe if I go down to Farmers & Builders Supply I can get a demo? I would like to try one when I can make a good excuse to get a big mower (60"-72"). Getting some accounts with open acreage would be the best excuse I could think of.....

Do they make a 72" LX?


naturalawn,

How's that new deck v/s the old one? What cut did you get? Is scalping an issue? Or are your accounts flat and smooth? I ask this because I also like the Ferris, Country Clipper and Grasshopper-outfront designs. When it comes to big decks, one that articulates seems like a good idea. There is a lot of rolling terrain around here.