Originally Posted by puppypaws
I've never seen anyone so bitter over being shown something they honestly don't want to believe, you have a hard time believing your own eyes. I never set out to show you what my mower would do up north, I don't care what my mower will do up north, my object was to show you what you claim cannot happen, and that is for a Super Z mower to cut grass cleanly at full speed with no clumping.
I don't cut grass to make money, I cut grass with a mower that will save me money by being much more productive in my cutting situation.
I think you should be able to figure out from what you've seen that there are LCO's that cut grass in this area of the country with Hustlers, and do very well with their business.
Hustlers don't cut good in northern grasses, so what, that is perfectly fine, we don't deal with the limp blade northern type grasses.
You just need to suck it up and admit that a Hustler Super Z will actually give a better cut than you believed possible, and that it will definitely give a better cut at a more productive speed than you've ever seen.
I will then tell you that there is no doubt you JD does a wonderful job in your northern cutting, and at a very reasonable speed. Your happy, I'm happy, and we all live very happily until the hereafter.
I'm not bitter at all puppy. I believe that you cut at top speed on your machine, and I've never said you didn't or questioned that fact. I do question the QOC given at top speed. Pics are nowhere near as telling as being there in person, and none of us ever will be on your place in all likelihood. You are happy with your SZ, and I am happy for you about that fact. Honestly. It just gets tiresome seeing you hawking the SZ in any thread where commercial mowers are brought up as being better made, better hydro's, and fastest thing on the turf. They aren't the best by any stretch, but even if it were
true, why do it in every thread?
The difference between you and me is that I will admit that my Deere has some glaring flaws- like the ride quality for a top of the line machine sucks. The MOD deck cuts great under many conditions, but not all IME. I will never buy another MOD deck. It is good for certain things, but it is more like a jack of all trades and master of none. I will flatly state that the std pro deck is a lot better than the MOD anywhere, anytime, and is about the best deck out there for reasons I have stated in the past, which is the fact that it is wide open, yet the blades are closer to the front baffle than they are on the VX4 or V+, so it doesn't leave giant length clippings all over the place, yet it cuts great, stripes well and works in the wet like who'dathunkit.
You will never admit that the SZ has any flaws and you constantly go to extremes trying to prove it to professionals who know better. Your non willingness to try to adjust the 472 is a glaring example of what we all have been trying to point out to you about this. Yes, your SZ is faster, but set up correctly as any adjustable mower deck should be, especially one designed for manicured lawn maintenance, the 472 would no doubt equal the QOC on any normal turf grass, and do so most anywhere in the US, and much better a job in the north where the true test of a machine really comes into play. As many have told you here before, any machine will cut the turf grasses you do easily. The limp bladed stuff we cut separates the wanna be's from the real McCoy's.