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Old 10-02-2013, 09:59 PM
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Looking for mowers. I need help!

Im getting back into the lawn care game and am mower shopping. Not sure If I want to buy used or new. I had a 2008 exmark laser z 52 inch back when I had my first business. I have no complaints about it other than comfort. I went and looked at new exmarks today and looks like they have helped that area a lot. I also saw the exmark vantage which looked AWESOME. Does anyone on here use that as their main mower? Thoughts on that?

What other brands do you suggest? Dixie chopper? Are those good mowers?
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:14 PM
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Looking for mowers. I need help!

Personally I prefer John Deere. My 920m I bought a month ago is an absolute dream. Cut quality 9/10, striping 9/10, power 8/10, comfort 7/10. Great machine and I got mine out the door for 8300 new. 60" deck.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:31 PM
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Personally I prefer John Deere. My 920m I bought a month ago is an absolute dream. Cut quality 9/10, striping 9/10, power 8/10, comfort 7/10. Great machine and I got mine out the door for 8300 new. 60" deck.
When I was looking at exmarks they had deere as well. The sales guy didn't bad mouth them, but he said he sells a lot more exmark. They are a bit cheaper. That may be an option for me.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:41 PM
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They are great machines. Only thing ex mark has over them IMO is center of gravity
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:49 PM
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They are great machines. Only thing ex mark has over them IMO is center of gravity
know anything about dixie chopper?
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:58 PM
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know anything about dixie chopper?
What do you want to know I own 10 and since 1985 owned 12
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:01 AM
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Looking for mowers. I need help!

John deeres don't cut up the clippings enough or spread them as nice as the exmark or wright mowers. Trust me I have one.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:06 AM
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I've owned scag, bob cat, exmark, snapper, kubota. Kubota was the best built and the exmark seemed to leave the best stripe. I really like the bob cat. Seems to be great quality for less money. Very happy with it. Was not a fair comparison as the exmark had a stripe kit on it when I bought it
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:22 AM
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check out this thread:
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:50 AM
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What do you want to know I own 10 and since 1985 owned 12
How well do they cut / stripe compared to an exmark? Reliability? Quality? I know nothing about them. I've done research but I'm looking for actual users reviews on them
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