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Old 01-23-2014, 11:22 PM
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1 mower 2 decks

I have a x739 with the drive over deck. I'm to that point that I can have it on and off in less then a minute. currently I have a 54in deck on it, if I land a few bigger jobs I hope to get a 62in would save me a bunch of time. I have the bagger and thatcher for the 54in and most my residential places cant handle any bigger yes my Toro has a 48in but I like using my JD on them to. would it be worth buying a 62in deck to keep in the trailer for the bigger jobs that I could use it on to save time?
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:49 PM
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I been there done that myself with with a JD 455 with a 54 mulching and 60 mowing deck. Myself I used my 60 more than my 54 deck. The only time the 54 goes on my tractor is when my Toro 54 ZTR goes in the shop. I have no time different between them on 1 acre plus properties. I can not tell you which is better because both have there plus. Its all up to you, if you like to spend the extra cash I would by a better size zero turn to cut down your mower time. I have both types of zero turns myself which both are 54 inch one a zero turn rider and the other a walkbehind. its also depends on your properties that you are mowing also. The next point would be if you have the extra room on your trailer. I have two trailers myself. The one trailer is a open deck 7 X 18 foot landscaping and the other is 8.5 X 24 enclosed trailer. Again both trailer have different purposes in my business. I pull them with a chevolet extend cab dually. My landscaping trailer is used for hauling and mowing. My enclosed trailer is my jack of all trades since it carries all my other equipment I own since most of my customer are semi retired people who require different work on their properties when I show up for mowing. I would think your grandstand would be a very good all around mower for most properties. I hope this help some.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:51 AM
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I like the 48in deck because the 2 cemeteries I do I can fit between just about every head stone to save hours on trimming. If I would go to a 54in deck on a zero turn or stand on I would have to get a 36 or 48in walk behind for some smaller properties that the 48 almost doesn't work on. That was the input I wanted to here that someone has done it and how well it worked. I have plenty other things I can spend the 1500 or so on for a bigger deck if it doesn't save me a hole lot of time. Thanks
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