$ 9500.00 decision NEED HELP PLEASE

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Biggie3388, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    7 iron cut is one of the best.
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  2. cmo

    cmo LawnSite Member
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    You could just pay some one to cut your lawn for $80 a pop for 6 years and not have to ever get on a mower. Come on guys your suppose to be salesman haha. Just kidding.
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  3. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Put the suspension seat or the suspension insert kit under the standard seat of the Deere, and you will never be sorry. They are well made machines, and the 7 Iron's cut is second to none.

    Like I said before in this thread, I run a Z950A, but you really should take a look at the Gravely's with a serious eye. They are excellent mowers and will almost assuredly be my next mower, most likely a 460. The company treats their customers like all companies should, but rarely do.
     
  4. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You really shouldn't bag your lawn, side discharge it and double cut it if it needs it. It'll look awesome I promise
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  5. Biggie3388

    Biggie3388 LawnSite Member
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    Just wondering why you would go to the gravely next if you like JD? I only have a very small gravely dealership near me, I drove the 460 pro turn and it was nice but gravely is not big in MA. Right now I am struggling between Scag tigercat $11,300 for the 52 inch with bagging system or the JD z920m with bagging system for $ 10,000...........really need to make sure I invest on the right mower

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  6. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Gravely is awesome. You can get 460 with bagger for price of Deere or close. They both cut awesome and leave a nice cut

    I don't care for scag. We have tall fescue and not impressed by their deck

    exmark is king here
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  7. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    I like JD machines very much, and you can not beat their deck for design and QOC, but I don't like the way the company runs things anymore.

    I like the fact that for the same money as a JD, Gravely gives you the air ride seat and and several other nice features that are either non existent on a JD or an extra for big bucks.
     
  8. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not here. The base machines are very closely priced. Baggers are a big extra for either.
     
  9. Biggie3388

    Biggie3388 LawnSite Member
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    So between the 3 JD z920m, scag tigercat, and the gravely pro turn 452 knowing I need to bag with all three......what would u recommend ?
     
  10. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    The JD's are excellent machines like I said. I just hate the company anymore.

    If at all possible, I recommend demo'ing anything before buying, on the property it will be used on. If that is out, it would be between the Gravely and the JD for me. The only Scag that fits me great is the TT, which is a great machine (and I came within a few minutes of buying one when Ii bought my Z950).

    Dealer support is very important too. You get more base options with the Gravely, but either will make you very happy. I still put the 7 Iron slightly ahead of the Gravel deck in wet conditions, but it isn't by much.


    I can give my opinion based off experience, but I would hate for anyone to buy a new mower based solely off what I post here. Please try to demo them both, and during the spring rush growth timeframe if possible.
     

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