Thread: wam or 72 mower
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:31 AM
Mark Oomkes Mark Oomkes is offline
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Originally Posted by Toro 455 View Post
It's kind of hard to justify a WAM for an annual contract. Then there's the problem with operator abuse of expensive equipment. Here in Ohio 16 cuts per year would be bush-hogging, because with only mowing a couple times per month WAMs get bogged down with that much growth.

But to answer your question WAMs are more productive or they couldn't sell them. They only have a road speed of about 25 mph.

I've been using WAMs for years. They have advantages but not in every situation.
Depends on which WAM. A 455, you are correct, underpowered for 16 cuts. If the OP was going for a 580 (Or whatever their new designation is) no problem at all. HP to spare. Possibly even a 4000\4100.
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