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Old 11-03-2012, 10:39 PM
HonorApple HonorApple is offline
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Another Newbie that could use advice

I want to move up from my 1957 Minneapolis Moline with 60inch finish mower. I have about 5 acres to mow, some with plenty of trees. Mostly flat ground, not totally smooth but not real rough either. I don't have Scag, Exmark nor Huslter dealers nearby. Been to 2 dealers. One has Ferris IS2000 with B&S or Kaw power and John Deere Z925A. The other dealer has Kubota, Lawn Pride, Bad Boys, GrassHopper. All are either 60 or 61 inch decks. All are new. Both dealers have been around for quite a few years.

JD Z925A $8000
Ferris IS2000 with B&S $8400
Kubota ZG327 for $9000
Kubota ZD323 for $10750
Kubota ZD326 for $11,300
Lawn Pride ZT 60 with Honda $6000
Bad Boy CZT with Kaw $6200
Bad Boy Outlaw XP with Vanguard $8400
Bad Boy Outlaw with Kohler $7500
and other models that started to confuse me (rubber mounted front wheels etc.)

Needless to my head is spinning. I read good and bad about all of the above. As a homeowner I don't think I can justify the Kubota Diesels. I am not sure I like the electric/hydraulic deck system of the Bad Boys. The Kubota seems to have every thing needed. The JD drives like it could benefit from the suspension seat ($300 option)

I have drive a few of them. I seem to like ZG327. Z925A, IS2000, and Lawn Pride ZT60.
So the big question is what is the general opinion of these and which one should I buy?
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