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Old 08-27-2013, 05:32 PM
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Exmark Vantage 52" or 48"?

There's a used Vantage I'm looking at which is a 52". But would like a little insight into whether a 52" would be a pain around all the typical obstacles residential lawns have.

Or is it pretty definitive that a 48" is the proper unit for residential accounts even if the 52" is more compact being a stander?

Also is $5,500 for a 2010 24hp Kawasaki with 610hrs reasonable or too much?

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Old 08-27-2013, 06:39 PM
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The 52" will have more overhang, to get around beds and stuff better.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:18 AM
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Physically measure your gates. A 52 won't fit through a 48 gate. Not saying a 48 will either since they're wider than their cutting width, but if you do your measuring you'll know what won't work. Measure twice, buy once.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:14 PM
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Depends on your accounts. I own a 48" grandstand and it is the perfect size overall for my yards. On the few bigger properties I have the 52" would be nice but on my smaller properties the 52" would be too big. I have a couple gates where the 52" would not fit. Also my 48" fits between deck posts and some tighter areas where a 52" would not work. The extra 4" is not worth the extra pushmowing or weed trimming on the smaller yards.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:06 AM
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I use a 36 and 52 for all my residential, works great for me. they use the same blades too
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:23 AM
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I have two 52's and they work perfect for all my lawns. I do have a 46" that I have parked at home and use it for my personal lawn.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:21 PM
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thanks for all the replies on it fella's!! I definitely want a stander eventually & will be my next in line...but i found a 2010 48" TTHP 19hp kaw, electric start, ECS etc...for $2800.00 so i sprung for that...it made the most sense right now...
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:04 PM
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:20 AM
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I use a 36 and 52 for all my residential, works great for me. they use the same blades too
+1 me too!

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