I Called a couple of tractor companies here, they said "No Way". Not even used, for the prices you said. Used, was to start 10K. They were 40 Horse.
So they said, the Zero Turn mower is is cheapest way.
But Thanks anyway.
Originally Posted by pythons37
A GT tractor and a Swisher 44" wing mower might be in the cards for you. I would not pull the Swisher with a Lawn Tractor. I don't think the trans would hold up. On a Garden Tractor, it would. The Swisher is about 1700 and a good used Garden Tractor can be had for 1300. Maybe you can find a used Swisher. Your budget won't put you into a good enough Z turn. You might even be happy with a 54" Garden Tractor. The advantage with a Garden Tractor is all the attachments you can use with it. Like a grader blade to smooth things out and soften the ride.