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Toro. 73 14.54%
Exmark. 165 32.87%
Scag. 123 24.50%
Hustler. 63 12.55%
Other, and mention in thread!!! 78 15.54%
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:10 AM
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what about Bad Boy mowers? i've been looking into one of those

They are decent mowers for a homeowner but not for the Commercial guy. Their deck is built out of industrial parts and no where near the thickness we see out of mowers like Hustler, Toro, Exmark, or Scag. Besides they sell them at Tractor Supply too!
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:34 AM
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Cant beat a Hustler or a Deere.
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:21 PM
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Dixie Chopper for me.
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I run a 52" Yazoo/Kees Mid Max , w/ upgraded mulch kit. Does a nice cut Would have liked an exmark when I bought this (I was just starting up) but I've been happy with it. The mulch kit is nice though it does slow me down a bit.

I was doing a large property yesterday with it & across the street there was another company mowing 4 empty lots. 2 guys on Dixies & 1 on a Scagg turf tiger.... I was amazed at how fast they were mowing! I kept thinkin damn, Maybe this really is a piece of junk? til I got done & pulled back onto the road & could see all the hay they left behind & all the spots they missed plus all the weeds that made it through & didn't get cut.

I agree dealer service is a real important factor, but deck design & blade tip speed help a lot too!
I have since then bought a 48" Wright Centar in july of last year. I was so impressed with it that I just last month sold the Yazoo & bought another wright just like the 1st one. These machines rock. Faster, lighter, cut's better & takes the hills like it's on rails. Easy maintenence & more manuverable too, plus a smaller footprint so there's more room in the trailer!
I change my vote..... WRIGHT!
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I don't know how high they were cutting but we never take any more then 3/4 " off of a lawn unless it was a new job that we have not cut yet.
And as far as cut and speed our Dixies can run 15mph and lay down a nice cut. As far as blade speed we run 4000 rpm engine speed so I know the dixie has a high blade speed. And as far as the scag goes a good friend of mine has a lawn care company and we help each other out and the scag has a great cut also and it will run 12mph. I think these are both great mowers.
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I don't know how high they were cutting but we never take any more then 3/4 " off of a lawn unless it was a new job that we have not cut yet.
And as far as cut and speed our Dixies can run 15mph and lay down a nice cut. As far as blade speed we run 4000 rpm engine speed so I know the dixie has a high blade speed. And as far as the scag goes a good friend of mine has a lawn care company and we help each other out and the scag has a great cut also and it will run 12mph. I think these are both great mowers.

Engine RPM has nothing to do with blade speed. Pully size is the big factor. Increase pully size, increase blade speed exponentially. However, larger pullies mean you need more power to spin them.
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ALSO...Adding this little tidbit......wright, yazoo, exmark and a couple others are more popular in the north. Dont know why. Im sure these are fine mowers, but opinions are swayed by machines that are used most in a certain area, i.e. more familiar with same. While my opinion is that Deere 757, 777, 797 and 997 are some of the finest mowers ever made along with Hustler Super Z and Dixie Chopper a close second, the fact remains that personal preference will always prevail on an individual basis.
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Engine RPM has nothing to do with blade speed. Pully size is the big factor. Increase pully size, increase blade speed exponentially. However, larger pullies mean you need more power to spin them.
Well Im sure dixie choppers have enough hp with 40hp kohler on a 74" xcaliber I would say that's enough for some very fast blade speed.
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