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Old 10-09-2012, 10:17 PM
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The Vanguard is a 3 year warranty also.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:32 AM
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The Vanguard is a 3 year warranty also.
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Yes, and thanks. I overlooked that earlier I see.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:09 AM
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I see now. The b&s commercial turf series engine option has a 2 yr warranty
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:09 AM
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'zat mower have HG ZT 5400 pumps...and suspension seat?

I think it does but can't remember. I ran a demo this past spring.

Nice and comfy, stabil on hills.
Didn't care for the cut on heavy dew, er.. wet grass. Stripes well,
could benefit from G6 blades.

good unit/W either vanguard or Kawi,
Better warranty with vanguard, no? = no brainer.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:14 PM
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Well Im going to pick it up as i type this. Going with the Vanguard. Hope I dont regret it
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:07 PM
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Well Im going to pick it up as i type this. Going with the Vanguard. Hope I dont regret it
I doubt you will regret it for a minute. Is there the possibility of getting a bad one- yea, sure, but that goes for any brand. Day in, day out, you simply hear less about a bad BB Vanguard than other brands. You'll be happy with the power too. The 26 Kawi may do better on fuel, but then again it may not depending on the turf conditions. For sure it would have to work a lot harder to do the same work, and that does nothing good for engine longevity. I came very close to buying that same exact mower 2 years ago, but the dealer was 50+ miles from me, and that just doesn't work for me.

Post some pics of it when you get it, and congrats!
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:22 PM
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Well Im going to pick it up as i type this. Going with the Vanguard. Hope I dont regret it
My oldest one I sold to a friend to mow his personal lawn is still going strong. The meter broke with 2600 showing last year. You won't regret it. It was a poor desicion for Dahatsu to market the engine under the b&s name. No tellin how many more they would have sold by now had they put a different name on it. The word has spread now though and my dealer sells more with the vg than Kohler or Kawi the last couple of years.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:28 AM
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Well.... I ended up getting the Kawasaki. From talking to you guys I would have rather had the vanguard, but somehow talking to the dealer I must have misunderstood what he had available at that price. The vanguard powered mowers he had in stock were from his inventory, not the one he bought out from the bankrupt dealer, so the price on them was WAY higher than I could get the Kawasaki for. $6800 out the door with 0% financing for 54 months is still a great deal and really fit what I felt I could justify spending on the mowing side of my business as of now.

I was a bit disappointed not getting the 32hp...until I went and cut about 2 acres with it. Man, this is a way better machine than I ever thought could be had new for the price I paid. It's built like a tank and has plenty of power. It handles well and the cut quality is as good as any. I'm happy as can be. I'll really get to let it eat in a couple of days on 10 or so flat acres of centipede and I'm not going to dred that yard this week. Thanks for all the help folks
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:32 AM
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Where's the pics?
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:59 AM
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I'll post one in the a.m
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