Originally Posted by rob5ham
Need some help. Live on a farm & use a Bush Hog for much of farm, but actually "mow" about 4-5 acres of yard. It's hilly & somewhat rocky in places. I'm also hard on my equipment. In southern VA so we mow from April 1 through October.
Have a JD, Exmark, Toro and Scag dealer/service available locally.
Would like to spend under $6k. have looked at a Toro Titan zx5420 w/ 23HP Kawasaki engine for $5400; Scag Freedom Briggs stratton $5400 and liked them both.
thanks for the suggestions
I might look around a bit for something a bit more commericial for your acreage. I think the Freedom might be allright, but I would llok to get one with a better Kawasaki engine with a good Donaldson air filter system.
I really don't know the Toro's pricing, but if you like the Toro and can swing a few more bucks I would look more into the Toro Z master 2000 52".
I know you did not mention a few dealers, but some better bangs for the buck have been with Husqvarna and Bad Boy. There is also the Hustler Superduty 54" and Exmark has the Pioneer series. You are going to want something with a better engine and better hydro's from what you are describing, especially if you are going to be hard on the mower.