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View Poll Results: 2/2/11: What Brand Mower Do You Prefer Best?
Ariens 2 0.50%
Bad Boy 8 2.01%
Bob Cat 9 2.26%
Cub Cadet Commercial 5 1.26%
Dixie Chopper 14 3.52%
Dixon 3 0.75%
Exmark 88 22.11%
Ferris 23 5.78%
Grasshopper 15 3.77%
Gravely 17 4.27%
Hustler 37 9.30%
Husqvarna 5 1.26%
John Deere 29 7.29%
Kubota 15 3.77%
Massey Ferguson 1 0.25%
Scag 58 14.57%
Snapper Pro 6 1.51%
Toro 31 7.79%
Yazoo Kees 1 0.25%
OTHER 31 7.79%
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:12 AM
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I like Dixon !!
2007 Dixon RAM MAG 50" ZTR
2006 Dixon RAM MAG 50" ZTR
2005 Dixon RAM 50" ZTR w/ Clam Shell Bagger
2005 Gravely 34" ZTR
2010 LESCO 48" Stand-On
2008 LESCO 36" Hydro WB
2008 Quick 36" Samurai Dually WB
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:44 PM
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The one that works the best, has the best quality, and never breaks down!
Commercial Applicator Certified in 3A and 3B
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by ozarklawns View Post
I have used grasshoppers and hustlers as an employee in the past and between the two I chose hustler to start my own business with. EASY to work on and maintain. Descent cut and good accessories. It does not do well in terms of mowing wet grass but what machine does? Also the city I live in exclusively uses hustlers for the parks and recreation dept so I figure they know a thing or two about the business as well. I got my hustler z 60" xr-7 with 25 hrs on it for $6200 off craigslist and a 36' hustler WB for $3000 with sulky with 100 hrs. How could I say no? The twin blade WB is does not provide the quality of cut I would like to desire but it gets the job done in tight quarters. JUST MY OPINION, I am happy with my equipment and the results of my labor. My customers are too.
I have 4 huslter's have never had a problem with any of them.
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:19 PM
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I like the Kubota's I have in the zg227 and 327. I haven't really ran with anything else except snapper years ago. I am quite interested in a Wright stander down the road, as I have heard many good things about them. The Kubota is easy to maintain, gives a quality cut, and IMO one of the more quiet mowers. I think all the brands have there pluses, and can be worth the investment if cared for properly.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:27 AM
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I like kubota because of the ruggedness and long life of the diesel. My ZD326 leaves a great cut and powers through anything and once you get used to the heavy weight it doesn't leave marks on turf like many say. I had a wright before but the cut was terrible and this mower is built WAY heavier all around. With proper maintenance there is no reason it shouldn't last 3-4000 hours or more.
too much stuff
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:03 PM
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2 exmark 52'' ztr's 1 with 7600 hours and one with 8800 hours and one wright sentar 52'' with 2800 hours
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:23 PM
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My liquid cooled Scag with almost 1200 hours is doing well. Had to reweld the radiator brackets and rebuild the front wheel bearings. Has 35hp Briggs.
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:43 PM
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Currently 2011 John Deere Z925A

Pro's The 7 Iron pro can not be beat in my northern grasses, second best cut up here would have to be scag with the velocity deck
Some more pros, plenty of power, deck stays super clean, super easy maintenance warranty is next to none and dealer support is unreal.
Cons: not one complaint, I absolutely love it
Sorry Walker fans, in the 50 mile travel radius I cover there's only 2 guys that I have ever seen with them, love to give one a try but no dealer that I know of
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My childhood sandbox but in a full grown scale.
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:14 AM
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Walker!! We have a lot of guys that run exmark and grasshopper in our area. But for me Walker, just cause everybody else runs a certain brand don't mean I' m gonna. To me you have two sides, walker's extreme maintainance and the mow blow and go guys with grasshoppers
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:13 AM
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Ferris IS3000 is my favorite and the new IS3100 is pretty decent. The IS2000 is slacking on traction.
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