BadBoy Mowers have arrived in the PNW finally!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MJB, May 28, 2010.

  1. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
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    Last fall I went around and talked to a few dealers about picking up BB and they all played dumb , not interested. Now both dealers have picked them up.
    The biggest dealer is a Hustler, Kubota dealer who would not take on the line but was watching from afar. The rep let them compare the Lightening side by side to the Kubota, and Super Z. They were sold on the spot and have 5 BBoys delivered already. The other dealer same story has 5 out front.

    I'm waiting on the Outlaw as it is 3 weeks out roughly, due to the increasing interest in it. I also heard that BadBoy was still ahead 35% in sales on their old models this year, now things are really taking off with all the new models coming out this year.

    If anyone has the chance to demo an Outlaw on steep hills do it ! The cut is exceptional and will stick to a hill like glue, or so I'm told. I want to hear more Outlaw testimonials , with pictures, until I can get one here.

    All you hill climbers in Kentucky or wherever, demo and review them for us.
     
  2. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
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    bump bump .
     
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    There's not a lot of excitement for the Bad Boy eh? They're kinda like a Dixie Chopper. You either like 'em or you don't. Unfortunately most people pick the former.
     
  4. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
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    True many have formed an opinion based off of early models. I've been watching them for years and never liked the early versions. The Lightning caught my eye as a possibility, but the Outlaw is really looking like a decent machine that will stack up against my Exmarks. I'm not into flashy mowers anymore, I'm tired of Exmark after running them for 10+ years. I think with the economy as bad as it is a mower needs to be efficient, durable, leave a good cut, and for once have some downhill traction, and under $9000. I'm sick of having mowers that when pointed downhill you can't just turn them around the easy way without spinning wheels. It waste to much of my time trying to turn around without tearing up turf. After doing this for 20 yrs I've noticed way to many mowers are designed the same way. So the Outlaw was a nice change of pace, in being a better balanced mower for hills.
     
  5. MS_SURVEYOR

    MS_SURVEYOR LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've been seeing more and more Bad Boys on lawn care trailers from central Mississippi to SW Missouri. Got to talk to one gent fueling up a 60 inch PUP in Sikeston Missouri. His other trailer had John Deere's. They looked like a pretty clean outfit. He said he just got the Bad Boy the first of this season. So far he was happy with it. He said it cut a good looking lawn. It had the 30 hp Kohler like mine. Then he told me that's why the Bad Boy was on his trailer! WE had a good chat.
     
  6. kyboy89

    kyboy89 LawnSite Member
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    Ive got an 07 or 08 Lightning Z with a 26hp liquid cooled kawi/60inch cut, and I love it! super nice cut, electric deck....suspension is really nice, rides just as well as a ferris IMO...I wasnt to impressed with the way the hold a hill, but other than that im a huge fan, and will be buying another one when that time comes around.
     
  7. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
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    Thanks for your imput, I didn't think the Lightning would hold a hill any better than my Exmarks which are poor downhillers. How much fuel does that 26 L/C kawi use ? The Outlaw has a 31hp kawi that probably burns 1.5 gph or more but the only option I believe on that mower.
     
  8. kyboy89

    kyboy89 LawnSite Member
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    I havent really checked my gph, but its not that great on fuel....I love the liquid cooled and if your gonna be mowing much I suggest you look into one. I was wanting to get one of the new outlaws, but I couldnt find many differences in them and the lightning model so I found mine used on craigslist with 150hrs.
     
  9. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
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    I've got a 22hp L/C Kawi on my 1999 Lazer Z with 60" deck . It only burns .8 to .9 gph, so I figure the 26hp wouldn't be near as bad as an air cooled of same size.
     
  10. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
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    I will try to get a pic this week of mine on some steep hills. You can do a search for my review and testimonies. Bought the 54" Outlaw from Retrodog. Been in the business for 12 years, and demoed or owned Scag, Exmark, Toro, Grasshopper, Dixie C, Dixon, Hustler, John Deere, Ferris. Maybe some others I can't think of.

    The Outlaw will hold a hill like no other. The pumps are placed lower than the center of the wheel, with a skid plate below for protection. This then allows for everything else to sit lower on top of the pumps. You are getting a whole lotta mower for 7499!!
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2010

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