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Old 09-04-2005, 08:51 PM
milchuck milchuck is offline
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Best tractor/ZTR for slope

Hello, new guy here and stumbled across this site while researching mowers. I have 1.2 acres and my old John Deere 180 has about had it. Since I am looking for a new mower, I want to find something that can handle a 1/3 acre sloping grade. It's not too bad (not sure on degree slope) but I won't risk mowing it on the JD180 (although my brother-in-law did). I really don't want to spend over $3000 or so and I have been eyeing the Cub Cadet ZTR with the 50" cut. It seems to have a wide profile which should mean a lower center of gravity and be less likely to tip (i.e. safer). Any ideas? Thanks
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Old 09-04-2005, 09:18 PM
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With 3000$ thats a tight budget i would look into lesco walkbehinds becouse they come pretty cheap
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Old 09-04-2005, 09:47 PM
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The Cub Cadet I mentioned is $2799 (on sale) but was wondering about the slope issue with a ZTR mower like this. My ideal solution would be not to walk it...I do that now with a self-propelled mower and its a pain.

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Old 09-04-2005, 10:26 PM
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NO NO NO with a walkbehind you dont literally walkbehind it you have a sullky or velke that you ride on it so really its a ride behind
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Old 09-04-2005, 11:17 PM
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ZTR's aren't known to handle slopes very well. Many CAN, but sometimes it takes a while. $3000 for a ZTR is cutting (no pun intended) it pretty close price wise for a ZTR. Have you looked like at a John Deere LX series tractor? They could easily handle a grade and are very reliable.
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Old 09-04-2005, 11:18 PM
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Ah, see told ya I was new...lol
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Old 09-04-2005, 11:23 PM
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Sorry I meant LT lineup, the LX would be out of your price range, here's a link. There is also a comparison to residential ZTR's

http://www.deere.com/en_US/homeowner...z_compare.html
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