Bobcat Fastcat Pro 52"...in The Wild
Greetings everyone. I've been lurking and reading here for several weeks in my quest to "upgrade" my 1995 AYP 42"/18hp B&S lawnmower. There is plenty of good information here, and I thank everyone for their contributions as I shopped around in my anal-retentive ways.
I wanted to stay around $5k, and my first choice was the Husqvarna MZ6128
. The 23" rear tires and the 13" front tires would be excellent on the somewhat bumpy terrain I mow on. Loved this mower overall, but had to pass due to the fact that I store my mower in part of my basement, and the door opening is 64" - which would've left only 1.5" total on the mower deck edges. After much deliberation about this, I passed - even though I never got to test drive one.
Although the price was higher than I wanted to spend, I also strongly considered the Hustler Fastrak 54"
. This thing drove great - stick action was smooth, and the 13" front tires and standard ROPS were a plus.