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Old 04-13-2014, 11:48 PM
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I am Ridin' Green. In more than one manner too. Green grass and this-
yeah very nice! Lolling awesome! And green
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:50 PM
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Not to keep hi jacking the OP's thread, but-

Yep and thanks. Too bad it is still very brown here this year. We are getting a really late start here this year after the harsh winter we had.
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I can also tell by looking back to see how they're hanging and often reach back and feel them to see how firm they are.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:55 PM
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Not to keep hi jacking the OP's thread, but-

Yep and thanks. Too bad it is still very brown here this year. We are getting a really late start here this year after the harsh winter we had.
Ahh, yeah sorry about the weather down in Chattanooga tn its been awesome 80 degrees today the season started around March 20-31 or so (late March and were definatly in full swing weekly cuts
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:17 PM
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How the heck you keep that thing so clean?!?
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:00 AM
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I am new here and have read many many threads as well as reviews on this great site and still cannot decide. I have 2 acres of land and want a commercial machine zero turn mower to get my mowing done quick BUT quality of cut and durability are extremely important to me. I want a quality machine that will last for many years not a entry model. This machine will strictly be used at my home only. The machines I have looked at and drove are:

Cub cadet Tank 52

Gravely 152, 252, and 452

Hustler Fastrak SD

And Kubota

Scag, I believe it was the tiger cat model

I will be bagging and I would like to be around the 9500 price mark. I am also a big guy so comfort is key as well. I currently have a john deere tractor that I use which is great it just takes to long to mow the lawn every week.

If anyone can help me out with this used gas zeroased on experience I would really appreciate it.

Thank you
Ever considered purchasing a used zero in the $7000 range and buying a new Trac Vac 880 since the machines will only be on your property. I own a 880 and could suck about an acre into 1 load. Two acres should put between 30-35 hours a year on a mower, so you could buy a used gas zero with 500 or so hours for $6-7k easily.
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:28 AM
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How the heck you keep that thing so clean?!?
Ever hear of soap and water? JK
I blow it off after every cut no matter what, and wash it every other week. I like my stuff to look new as much as possible, and it helps big at trade in or private sale time.
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:18 AM
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Ever hear of soap and water? JK
I blow it off after every cut no matter what, and wash it every other week. I like my stuff to look new as much as possible, and it helps big at trade in or private sale time.
Good point! I need to take care of mine like that. The thing that surprises me most about yours is I don't see scuff marks on the side of the deck. I started picking up a few of those right away on mine.
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:08 AM
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Oh, they're there alright, and there's more now than when that picture was taken about 10 months ago. Plus, that picture isn't focused as well as it could have been. I do try to avoid scuffing it on stuff. It does the deck nor whatever you scuff it into any good. No one like green paint on their landscape stones, and I have to go back around with the trimmer to get all that grass in and around them or landscape timbers anyway, so I just stay out a few more inches than many other guys would is all.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:13 AM
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I do the same as Ridin'. My '05 still looks great!

Something else, I never step on the top of my deck; that eliminates scuffs on the most visible part.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:42 AM
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I do the same as Ridin'. My '05 still looks great!

Something else, I never step on the top of my deck; that eliminates scuffs on the most visible part.
I never have either, not until this one with the raised metal step. Now I get on and off using it. In the past, I had the non skid tape like so many models do, so I just stepped up over the front and sat down.
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