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Old 07-29-2012, 10:07 PM
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Which Husky are you talking about? I don't see one with a 30HP w/54" deck on their site.

Mowers are over powered these days anyways. With a good deck design thick wet grass is a non-issue.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:21 PM
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its the pz5430 30hp kohldr command pro. so with the toro commercial deck say i got a 25hp you think ide be ok? the scagg i have is a 24hp and it bogs and it has a great deck. so i think i need one slightly higher then that hp.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:26 PM
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The way I see it is you can't have too much HP. I bogged my 37/60 super z Friday.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:29 PM
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If you are paying for the gas and repairs you can lol. How fast were you running the Super Z?

Since bagging and mulching are the most power hungry, I still say it is a function of the deck design.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:47 PM
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Well I do pay for my gas and repairs and it's not much. I got 1.7 and 1.8 gph on the first 2 tanks i ran thru it. Its not much more than the 1.2 I get with my 23/54 kubota. I was slowed down in some super thick about 10" tall wet Bermuda, and that deck can sure sling some clippings out. I'd rather have the power for those times I need it, others may disagree.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:49 PM
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The vride with the 24hp and mulch kit drinks gas like its going out of style...I'm ready to remove the baffles.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:21 PM
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With $10 to spend and wanting all the horsepower you can get, I wouldn't look any further than the Scag Turf Tiger w/35 Briggs Vanguard. That's a lot of hosses on a tried and true design. I wouldn't worry too much about the 40 mile drive to the dealer because it isn't going to be spending much time at the dealer's anyway.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:04 AM
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I started my lawn business last year. I started out with a 48" bobcat walk behind. I then moved to a 54" John Deere walk behind when the bobcats transmission went out. I now use a 48" scag tigger cub as well as the Deere. I have over 30 accounts, businesses and residential. I am looking into a new mower and there is a cub cadet deeler, toro, and husquvarna dealer close to me. Which of these commercial mowers is most favored by you? i think the husquvarna looks beast but I see more people using the toros. Any help would be appreciated. The mowers I am looking at are the toro commercial 2000-5000 or husky pz5430, or a cubcadet tank.
Buy something that you know you owned JD and scag so if like them buy that

For my self I dont like the ride on any the mowers you listed
I send few hours on a mower and one day each week I'll spend 7-8 hrs that one lawn and I look at being comfortable only mow I found is a DC
Over the years Mower Companies build there mowers and copy each other design
If a company would copy the DC design I might change brands till them I'll ride and buy DC To me is best mower out there I own them since 1985 and last 2 I bought I had drive 3hrs one way to the dealer only had go back to dealer one time for a recall

So if you have good luck with what you owned in pass stay with it
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:37 AM
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Well thanks everyone for the help.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:40 AM
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Court the dealers and see which one goes the extra mile. Make sure that the mower you decide on is mulch kit capable. Toro and scag are for sure.
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