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Old 01-03-2013, 12:02 PM
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Best riding lawn mower for home. I have 1 acre of lawn.

Please recommend best riding lawn mower for personal use. 1 acre of land.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:13 PM
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Most any make will do on "1 acre of land". When your on a mower for extended periods of time during the growing season every day is where you'll see the comforts or lack of.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:01 PM
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You don't mention lay of your land (hills, slopes, obstacles) nor, more importantly, your budget. That aside, I'd be looking for at least a 48" mid to upper level consumer ztr. I am not impressed with any entry level z, certainly not for any property size above 1/2 acre. But that's my preference.

Check out (in no particular order):
Ariens Max Zoom
Country Cliper Jazee Pro - accepts a OEM snowblower
Gravely ZT HD - same as Ariens with different engines
Hustler FasTrak SD
Dixie Chopper Magnum
Bob-Cat FastCat Pro SE

Keep in mind that the models I suggested are more prosumer/entry commercial class; lessor models are also available that you might find more than enough machine for you. Other manufacturers (i.e. Exmark, Ferris, Cub, JD, ...) offer similar machines. I based my list on the dealers in my area I'd be most inclined to do business with.

Also, many would find me remiss if I didn't at least suggest purchasing a used commercial machine. However, when I was looking, the only used fully commercial units I found all had 2500+ hours, and priced around $4500 to $5000. Could be a geographical thing.

And be sure to demo, demo, demo. Happy hunting...
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:03 PM
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Hydrostatic drive (a big deal)

Good price (2000)

My Dad has had one for 2 year's and cut's 2 acre's weekly, he's had no problem's.

http://www.snapper.com/riding-mowers/LT125/
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:16 PM
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Best? Anything the commercial guys around you use lol. It will just come down to what you are willing to pay, or not pay.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:17 PM
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You will love walker
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:51 AM
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Ingersoll 4000 series.
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Wanted: brochure showing Dixie Chopper pull type mower.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:14 PM
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Scag Freedom z would be a good mower for you I bet.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:22 PM
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You don't mention lay of your land (hills, slopes, obstacles) nor, more importantly, your budget. That aside, I'd be looking for at least a 48" mid to upper level consumer ztr. I am not impressed with any entry level z, certainly not for any property size above 1/2 acre. But that's my preference.

Check out (in no particular order):
Ariens Max Zoom
Country Cliper Jazee Pro - accepts a OEM snowblower
Gravely ZT HD - same as Ariens with different engines
Hustler FasTrak SD
Dixie Chopper Magnum
Bob-Cat FastCat Pro SE

Keep in mind that the models I suggested are more prosumer/entry commercial class; lessor models are also available that you might find more than enough machine for you. Other manufacturers (i.e. Exmark, Ferris, Cub, JD, ...) offer similar machines. I based my list on the dealers in my area I'd be most inclined to do business with.

Also, many would find me remiss if I didn't at least suggest purchasing a used commercial machine. However, when I was looking, the only used fully commercial units I found all had 2500+ hours, and priced around $4500 to $5000. Could be a geographical thing.

And be sure to demo, demo, demo. Happy hunting...
I have a flat acre of land at my house, i bought a Country clipper jazee pro
52" with the joystick and i could'nt be happier. I was using a john deere tractor with a 54 inch cut, it used to take me at least an hour and a half with all the trimming. Now i am done in 45 min easy. Just the speed and zero turn make it so much faster to mow it's unreal. plus i think it gives a much better cut than the deere i was using and the deere was not a home depot special it was a 10k mower new.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:36 AM
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Anything on sale at Sears.
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