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Old 05-12-2013, 08:43 PM
crgstvrs crgstvrs is offline
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which mower for homeowner

I value peoples opinions on here so I am asking for suggestions. I am buying a lawn tractor with a 42 inch cut. I have been looking around and am down to two different models which will not break a new homeowner. 1 choice is a John Deere x 300 w/ 18.5 hp Kawasaki engine and a k 46 transmission. Its price is 2999.99. 2 is a Husqvarna yt42xls w/ 23hp vtwin Kawasaki , hydro transmission with locking differential, and a fabricated deck with 2 sheets of 11 gauge steel. its price was quoted to me by a local dealer at 2499.00. anyone with any experience with either mower please help give me some reliable advice, opinions, comments. any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:39 PM
Jaybrown Jaybrown is offline
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which mower for homeowner

John Deere has the highest re sale. They hold their value like no other.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:10 PM
wrager wrager is offline
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Try You can usually find a 1-2 year old 300 series and save some coin. In 2009 I bought an '08 X300 with 30 hours and paid $2300 for it. I traded it 2 years later for a new X500 and they gave me $2000 for it.
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