Best Cutting 72

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    who makes the best performing 72 inch deck? 50's and 60's are a popular topic. not much on 72's
     
  2. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Iv always been a fan of the Exmarks 72" cut. I think the Deere 7 Iron is another good one too.
     
  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    can they compare with the best 60 cuts?
     
  4. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    60"s cuts seem to be better since horsepower to cutting width seem to be a better fit. Also, scalping is a huge deal going from a 60 to a 72 if you have hills. I don't have very much time on a 72, but when I was on one, they are just huge compared to a 60 when not in open spaces. I feel a 60" can do everything you need in a timely manor unless you have countless acres to mow.
     
  5. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    The added chance of scalping with a wider deck is a given. But I am really wondering about the actual cut as far as getting everything the first time, not having to double cut, the discharge of the clippings, that type of thing. Because the blades must be alot heavier along wwith other differences Im not thinking of. I think I would get a big 30+ motor with a 72.
     
  6. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    When my 54" mower was in the shop the dealer gave me a 72" to use. The only mower they had. Man did this machine save me time. It was huge. I have alot of smaller properties but it did an excellent job. No scalping. Even though it was big it did the job. A few passes I was done. I would love to have one but I bought a 60 to go with my 54.
     
  7. lawnangel1

    lawnangel1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Go demo a new Deere 900 series, or even a 997. You will be very impressed.
     
  8. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    Anyone have a 72" with the turbo force deck?
     
  9. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    bump.............
     
  10. Riverstonelc

    Riverstonelc LawnSite Member
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    I have a Kubota 331 with the 72" deck ,it cuts great has more than enough power with the 31 diesel. Once you get used to a 72 it will never scalp. Just a large price tag
     

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