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Old 08-11-2011, 10:37 AM
bangbig bangbig is offline
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Used Deere 717A or new Snapper SW30...

for about 2.5 acres. 1/2 that is "yard" and the other half "wanna be" yard. Or will a box cutter store machine do it and hold up for less $?

They are asking $4600 for the '05 717A w/309 hours w/power bagger system (which I would more than likely never use). The Snapper is $4650 new.

I've been using a older Snapper pro 52" that I got a good deel on about 10 years ago and it has been a solid machine. Was used commercially before I got it.

Both these machines are at the top of my budget. I'd rather spend less if possible.

As far a service, it's Snapper Pro or Deere in my area. Other wise I'm driving an hour or more one way.
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:12 PM
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Deere and Snapper Pro both make quality products. Since the Deere is a used product I take it you are either going to be buying it from a dealer or can have it checked out thoroughly before hand. The Snapper Pro is basically an orange Ferris Comfort Control walk behind. A mower which gets good reviews and actually the mower I originally was interested in for my own home. The main question you need to answer is whether you want to ride or walk. Two acres once week with a walk behind would be slower than a ZTR. My preference would go to the Snapper Pro, but I like walk behinds and have had good luck with Ferris mowers. I would buy from which ever dealer you feel more comfortable with and will give you the best service.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:07 PM
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The Deere is at the local dealer. I've had a sulkie on the old Snapper and I don't have a problem with a walk behind as long as I can RIDE behind.

The Ariens XL54 with the cow motor looks to be a decent machine too. Hmm.
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