03-16-2013, 01:22 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Capemay NJ
Originally Posted by dcfas
Currently I'm considering buying a 2010 Ferris Hydrocut, 36" 15hp Kaw with 50 hrs, a 2005 Simplicity Champion, 44" deck, 18 hp Kohler with 400 hrs, or a new Toro Timecutter, 42", 21.5 Kaw vtwin (ss4260).
Ferris walk behind: 1800.00
Simplicity zero turn: 1600.00
New Toro Timecutter: ~3k
Good dealer support for all nearby. Three year warranty on the Toro.
I have 1/2 acre with one 10* slope for about 20 yds, numerous trees and beds. Believe it or not the walk behind is longer than the zero turn; storage in shed is limited. I am fit but would like to use a dethatcher, light aerator, and a leaf sweeper occasionally.
As for other mfgs; 3k is my limit, no other dealers nearby.
If I had my druthers I would get a new Wright Stander or a Toro Grandstand. As I am not wealthy and do not mow commercially that's not going to happen.
Please choose or let me know of others I may be leaving out.
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