60" bad boy riders

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 93gmc, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. NORTHMAN

    NORTHMAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 305

    If I had more confidence in my mechanical ability or had a dealer closer than 50 miles away,BB would more than likely be my next mower.
     
  2. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
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    I believe that Bad Boy offers the most mower for the money hands down. There are alot of different mowers out there, but no one offers the features that BB has for anywhere close to the money. Not to mention we are all spoiled to the suspension system now, before we never dreamed of having suspension because the Ferris was so expensive, but now there are alot of comfortable people around here mowing grass...lol!
     
  3. NORTHMAN

    NORTHMAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 305

    retrodog,I'm glad to see your back.
     
  4. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 1,134

    Anyone know what the going prices are on these setup?

    72" Lightning 31hp Kawasaki (and is this LC or not?)
    72" Lightning 32hp Vanguard
    72" AOS 27hp Kawasaki LC
    72" AOS Vanguard 35hp

    Courious what you guys think is the best engine? And if you know the going prices for each? It will not be used for bagging or mulching, just side discharge. Mostly on grass that is cut every 2-3 weeks, in a northern climate, so taking off 4-6" or so. Is the AOS's bigger pumps better for reliability?

    Retro feel free to PM me prices, I pm'd you a couple days ago but havent heard back.

    Thanks
     
  5. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,445

    I can can call him for you, He don't spend much time on LS anymore.

    On the engine options are you asking from your list?. What you want to spend on a BB I can give up ball parks until I call Retro.
     
  6. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 1,134

    I want to spend as little as possible for the best mower I can get to do the job lol. No mulching and no bagging. So I think I could get by with the 27hp on the AOS. The 27hp on my 66" does fine, so I would think the extra 6" wouldnt be a big deal. Unless the bigger pumps and faster speeds use up alot of the power, leaving less for the deck?

    I'll pm you my #, if you could have retro call me it would be great. Thanks
     
  7. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    These are accurate or dang near super close price's
    the AOS 27 HP LC Kawasaki engine 72" ADS deck $8,899.
    the AOS 35 HP AC Briggs Vanguard BB 72" ADS deck $9,495

    if you want the extra power/torque I would opt for the 35 HP Vanguard BB.
     
  8. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Posts: 4,225

    Image what are you currently running for mowers?
     
  9. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
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