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Old 09-07-2009, 02:56 PM
mvyvoda mvyvoda is offline
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7 Acre Residential Mower Needed

Greetings All,

I am in need of advice on which mower I should purchase. In your experience, what mower brand and model would suffice for a seven acre residential property? There are several hills, but mainly just a regular lawn.

Hustler, Scag, exMark, Simplicity and Cub Cadet are all brands that are standing out right now. Reliability, longevity and quick mowing are all important. I definitely would like to stay under $7k. Any advice is appreciated.

Thank you,
-mvyvoda
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:05 PM
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let the fun start it is like asking ford or chevy If going new see what dealer you like the best if going used look for the best price. I would sat with scag,exmark,bobcat or ferris I like the kawaski (21 or 25 hp for a rider) engines the best but that is me with over 20 years of landscaping and grass cutting
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:10 PM
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When you say residential, do you mean it's for homeowner use?

Anyway, for less than $7000, I'd recommend you getting a low hour, one to two year old commercial machine. The brands which are popular in your area would be your best bet since there's obviously dealer support already established.

If you spend $7000 on a new mower, you'll have to downgrade in specs. For 7 acres, it wouldn't be worth it. 60" deck minimum and at least 25hp would be my starting points.
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:12 PM
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yes, it's for my new home.

http://evansville.craigslist.org/grd/1328708556.html - low hour? like this?
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:14 PM
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yes used commerical equipment but stay awa from the brigss/vanguard engines
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Old 09-07-2009, 07:50 PM
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yes used commerical equipment but stay awa from the brigss/vanguard engines
Thats funny stay away from the briggs vanguard engines
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:01 PM
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what type of grass wil you be cutting with the mower? I own a deere, its not every thing that they say. Check out ferris 72 inch deck, with one of the bigger engines. A friend of my lives on 5.5 and he likes the ferris. While my self and my crew were at his house trimming up the bushes for him, he let me drive it it cuts well, good power and 72 deck size makes short work of the yard.

Popping for a 7k mower rite now , not such a good idea. I would look for a repo. Jd credit has been hit very bad this year with people not being able to pay thier bills also some other finc companies have repoed lawn gear. You will just have to look around.


My choice would be 2 different ways , think about getting some one to take care of it for you rite now the business has no bottom and people are cutting each othjers throats to get new business. Then look at the next generation of EXMARK, I know about 4 guys who have dumped jd and other brands to go with that line. Bottom line, you shold be able to write your own deal.
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:04 PM
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what type of grass wil you be cutting with the mower? I own a deere, its not every thing that they say. Check out ferris 72 inch deck, with one of the bigger engines. A friend of my lives on 5.5 and he likes the ferris. While my self and my crew were at his house trimming up the bushes for him, he let me drive it it cuts well, good power and 72 deck size makes short work of the yard.

Popping for a 7k mower rite now , not such a good idea. I would look for a repo. Jd credit has been hit very bad this year with people not being able to pay thier bills also some other finc companies have repoed lawn gear. You will just have to look around.


My choice would be 2 different ways , think about getting some one to take care of it for you rite now the business has no bottom and people are cutting each othjers throats to get new business. Then look at the next generation of EXMARK, I know about 4 guys who have dumped jd and other brands to go with that line. Bottom line, you shold be able to write your own deal.
interesting. i will also look at ferris. can i get an exmark or ferris for $7,000?
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:18 PM
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ok, used. got it. what brands and models of used comm. equipment?
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:20 PM
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Go take a look and test drive this one.

http://evansville.craigslist.org/grd/1316365905.html
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