Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #41  
Old 11-16-2014, 12:12 AM
JCLawn and more's Avatar
JCLawn and more JCLawn and more is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 5,062
I started my business with that mowers uncle actually. This was back in 09 https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...17248d7730fa63 It worked well. I think I had about 1500 hrs on it when I got rid of it. Loved the hydro's, but the deck on mine was crap. I see yours is a way nicer deck. Mine was the cheap stamped steel and went to crap. We added a 7 gauge plate to the underside of the deck and added a front skirt. Fixed all of its issues. Knowing what I know now, I would be searching for a set of marbain steel blades. Mine would always dull to quick. Something from these guys http://www.fbblades.com/marbain-mower-blades
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 12-02-2014, 01:11 PM
Capemay Eagle's Avatar
Capemay Eagle Capemay Eagle is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Capemay NJ
Posts: 1,740
Nice little scoot you have there. They look like they have put some more quality into the little Timecutter. They use to be really cheap looking. I miss my Hustler Superduty as I went back to a yard tractor. I got a John Deere X300 and I love it, I just miss the speed of the zero turn. Good luck with it, should serve you well.
__________________
John Deere X300 42"
Craftsman YT3000
Echo PB413
Echo SRM-210
Stihl BR-600 Magnum
Stihl FS90
Stihl BG55 handheld blower
AMSOIL In Everything I own
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 12-02-2014, 07:49 PM
dcfas dcfas is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Upstate, NY
Posts: 136
Quote:
Originally Posted by Capemay Eagle View Post
Nice little scoot you have there. They look like they have put some more quality into the little Timecutter. They use to be really cheap looking. I miss my Hustler Superduty as I went back to a yard tractor. I got a John Deere X300 and I love it, I just miss the speed of the zero turn. Good luck with it, should serve you well.
Thanks, CE. This Toro is the MX model which is a bit beefier. The main difference is the welded deck. I really looked hard at the JD with the all wheel turn. Price is comparable and I figured it would give an even better cut. In the end I was thinking speed, especially during the fall with leaves. I'm not disappointed in my decision but I would say that the zturn does beat up the turf a bit, which I guess would be less of a problem with the LT. To avoid divots I often make three point turns, which kind of defeats the purpose of a zturn (a bit).

In any case, I'm happy with my first year with the Toro MX. I'm very satisfied with the cut and its ability to collect leaves (yeah!).
DC
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 12-03-2014, 12:12 PM
avguy's Avatar
avguy avguy is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Knoxville TN
Posts: 533
Capemay....you use your JD in the winter? Snow blower or plow?
__________________
....how we view life can sometimes be effected simply by which side of the grass our feet are on......
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:35 AM.

Page generated in 0.05470 seconds with 10 queries