Best Choice for a new 72" mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Mrplowcjc, May 14, 2009.

  1. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
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    Maybe HustlerFerrisboy was taken ;)
     
  2. scotts lawn care

    scotts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
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    For a diesel 72" Z - I have heard alot of good about the J.D. 997

    For open area mowing and leaf cleanups with my trac vac system, my front mount J.D. f1445. - also 4 wheel drive.

    They both have the yanmar 31hp diesel - excellent on fuel. It probably uses almost have the fuel of my 930A Z.
     
  3. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
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    I was thinking the same thing. But. Atleast he has confidence
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  4. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
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    The Scag TT is a proven machine that does well. I don't think there is another mfg with a more proven design in the field.
     
  5. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
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    Thanks for the comments guys, keep them coming.

    Does anyone have an opinion on a cheaper 72" commercial mower? I know you get what you pay for, but there aren't many used for sale in my area; most are Exmark's with the Triton decks that I hear so many bad things about.

    -Michael
     
  6. mtstclair

    mtstclair LawnSite Member
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    What about bad boy i have a 72 ultra cut and was looking to add another but there are not alot of good used mowers out there I hear bad boy has a good price? But not sure of cut and so on
     
  7. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
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    I have a 72" triton, well it used to be mine. My dad bought it from me. I'll be using it this summer since he bought a house in town. I never had any issues with it. In real tall grass it doesn't come close to my 7 iron decks. In normal to a tad above normal conditions its great. Cuts and stripes well.
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  8. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
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    So you would rather run your Exmark 72" triton deck, instead of a JD 797 72" 7 iron deck.

    -Michael
     
  9. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
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    That would be tough. A 29 HP in the deere and a 35 in the exmark. If it were a 997 it would be easy. In tall grass give me the deere. Normal condition it would be a toss up.
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  10. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
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    I really appreciate your response and I hope everyone had a nice holiday so far.

    -Michael
     

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