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Old 07-13-2012, 09:22 PM
Jason Simmons Jason Simmons is offline
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turf tracer vs. vantage

Just wondering what's the best turf tracer or vantage. Already got a 48" metro. Looking to up grade next year some yards I got are on hills. Just looking pros and cons
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:37 PM
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They are both good. The turf tracer is better imo because if a yard is really wet you can take off the sulky and walk so you don't damage yards.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:51 PM
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turf tracer vs vatange

Thanks, I used to live in Houston of fm1960; I went to school at uti of hwy 45 . Work in tomball at lance proplus
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:07 PM
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Are you keeping the metro? If so vantage all the way. You can walk behind the vantage too, its kinda awkward if your short.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:34 PM
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turf tracer vs. vantage

Yes keeping the metro, have u ran the vantage in the walk behind position on a hill. How is the cut on the 4 series deck
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:54 PM
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Tell you what I picked up a barely used TTHP 36 this season and that mower is the bomb. I have only scraped the deck out one time all season so far. As compared to my Quick 36 which needed at least weekly scraping. TTHP cut is good too - no clogging, even with the trivantage deck.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:15 AM
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Is Toro or Wright in your area?
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:25 AM
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If the choice is just between the two Exmarks I would choose the Vantage. We have a TTHP we wish we could un-buy. Pretty much all our other mowers we can run at nearly full speed and still cut pretty well (minimal stragglers). Our TTHP, unless it is on 2.5 inches or if @ 3" it can be a bit moist out... nothing but stragglers unless you run it at speed 3.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:29 AM
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If the choice is just between the two Exmarks I would choose the Vantage. We have a TTHP we wish we could un-buy. Pretty much all our other mowers we can run at nearly full speed and still cut pretty well (minimal stragglers). Our TTHP, unless it is on 2.5 inches or if @ 3" it can be a bit moist out... nothing but stragglers unless you run it at speed 3.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:34 AM
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My metro can have new blades on and i go at speed 2, and still have stagglers seem like the ultra deck isn t as good as tthe old tri vac deck. I used to have scags and I didn t remember any stragglers left after I cut
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