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  #411  
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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Old 11-04-2012, 11:02 AM
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That Ferris is one heck of a machine.....The Bad Boy Outlaws are impressive as well with their 5400 hydro drives.

If it was me I would go Outlaw XP.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:12 PM
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Was wondering if anyone has had any major issues with the 2012 bad boy outlaw? I am just starting a part time lanscaping business have about 12 small lawns with the biggest being a acre. Would like to to get around 40 yards max was wondering what ztr's you would recomend for me.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:48 PM
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Was wondering if anyone has had any major issues with the 2012 bad boy outlaw? I am just starting a part time lanscaping business have about 12 small lawns with the biggest being a acre. Would like to to get around 40 yards max was wondering what ztr's you would recomend for me.
I think the outlaw is a heck of a machine, but you have to go up to the XP series to get a canister air filter, which is just stupid in my book.

Look at:

Hustler Fastrak Super Duty

Gravely Pro Turn 1XX series or 2XX series (XX denotes deck width)

Bad Boy Xp

Ferris IS1500 or 2000

Scat Tiger Cat (best out of all IMO - their deck is legendary)
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:40 PM
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Thanks for the reply. Are their any other differences on the xp cause I saw it about 2000 dollars more than the outlaw. I also looked at a super duty but saw it was residential grade wasnt sure if it would hold up. The dealer try to steer me towards a x-one which was nice but also more expensive. I probaly dont need a full commercial machine cause I dont cut all day everyday but dont want to get something that breaks to save a 1-2 grand.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:54 PM
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I need some help deciding on a new mower. I mow 8 yards a week all are about half an acre, I have narrowed it down to a dixie chopper magnum 2250 and a exmark pioneer e series. any opinions? thanks
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:04 PM
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I need some help deciding on a new mower. I mow 8 yards a week all are about half an acre, I have narrowed it down to a dixie chopper magnum 2250 and a exmark pioneer e series. any opinions? thanks
I like that Dixie Magnum. Perfect for what you are looking for.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:24 AM
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I was ready to buy a Fas Trak Super Duty but the dealer wants to sell me another Fas Trak. He said the transmission is different and better in the newer ones. My old Fas Trak is a 2004. It pretty much died last August. The dealer gave told me a Fas Trak is $6000, but he didnít have a price for the Super Duty. Iím wondering if he is promoting the Fas Trak because he has 2 left in stock and would have to order the Super Duty. The land I mow is hilly, wet at the bottom and it is pasture, not lawn. Which should I get and does anyone have a ballpark on the Super Duty?
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:17 PM
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I was ready to buy a Fas Trak Super Duty but the dealer wants to sell me another Fas Trak. He said the transmission is different and better in the newer ones. My old Fas Trak is a 2004. It pretty much died last August. The dealer gave told me a Fas Trak is $6000, but he didnít have a price for the Super Duty. Iím wondering if he is promoting the Fas Trak because he has 2 left in stock and would have to order the Super Duty. The land I mow is hilly, wet at the bottom and it is pasture, not lawn. Which should I get and does anyone have a ballpark on the Super Duty?
What kind of acreage do you have?
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:30 PM
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It's only about 4 to 5 acres.
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