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Old 05-03-2010, 11:32 PM
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While I wouldn't go looking for 2 acre lawns with just my wb. I wouldn't be afraid of them either. a couple weeks ago my lazer broke down & I had to order parts. I mowed all of my lawns with just my wb. Even did a 5 acre lawn with it. Sure, I wasn't happy about it & my legs were sure sore the next day, but all in all I was impressed with the speed.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:34 PM
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Stick on a Proslide, drop some psi's in the tires and have at it. You will be gliding over that 2 acres in no time
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:46 PM
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... I have a 48" Bradley hydro walk behind with a two wheel sulky as my main mower. You may laugh, but my largest properties I mow are 8 acres, 5 acres, and 4 acres. Yes, this is on the walk behind. ...
Wow, I'm impressed ... how do you find the Bradley to work with all day, every day ?? The pistol grip controls should make mince meat of your forearms by the end of the day !!
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:07 AM
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Good luck bidding it. Someone with a 60 rider is going to underbid you. Unless your area is missing established landscapers, you probably cannot bid competitively. I would encourage you to go to the bid opening, if it is public. You will get a good idea of what the market is like.
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:10 AM
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Man I love the Bradley. I have the Hydro with a 18 hp Honda. I have had no problems with it at all. As to the firm grips I really haven't noticed a problem. I heard from several people that they were really stiff. Maybe it helps that I have huge forearms. I run the dog out of that mower every day.
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:50 AM
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Take that job and go buy a 61' rider...Should'nt you be able to pay for that mower rathar quickly with several 2 acre lots?
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:26 AM
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I think most of you missed the point. If it were just the size I wouldn't think twice about it but these properties only get cut about 4 times a year.Its pretty thick ,thinking I need a brush hog not a lawnmower. THANKS GUYS FOR THE REPLIES JB
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:30 PM
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Ohhh. I probably wouldn't fool with it then. I do a few places like that but I use a tractor and 7-foot mower.
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:57 PM
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Yah hate to go negative with this but its not really a job to consider without a Brushog. Those open sites are full of erosion washouts, contractor debris, and weeds/saplings. I've done alot of site rework on developments and I wouldn't consider doing it without HD mower and a tall platform to oversee obstacles. Just because you've walked it once doesnt mean a cinderblock doesnt pop up for a random reason.
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:04 PM
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ya i just picked up a freshly put in "contractor seeded lawn" that was just thrown together and bumpy as hell....1acre of grass/weeds. you cant go fast on it and it def beats the hell outta ur equipment. the exmark 48 took it like a slutt but i still regret takin this one on. my brother and i fly thru it tho with a 36 and 48 w/ sulkys. she said we mowed it faster than the guy with the zero turn who cut it the first 2 times of the season. im not afraid to take on these types of accounts....but im now going to be aware the next time i agree to something like this
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