Best mower for my needs

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Xyamaboyx, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. Xyamaboyx

    Xyamaboyx LawnSite Member
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    Hello new to this forum. I need some people's opinion, I rent a house on a farm and it is my responsibility to mow all the grass. I have between 3-4 acres of land to mow twice a month and I currently use a John Deere L120(home depot model) which takes me around 4 hrs to mow all at once. I would like to purchase a zero turn mower with more speed as I would really like to cut my time in half if possible. I am only looking to spend up to about 7 thousand but have no idea where to start looking , kubota , John Deere , Dixie chopper, etc. ??? Suggestions ?
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  2. Townhouse Yards

    Townhouse Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
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    Do you know what dealers are in your area? That would help us to try to help you out. You mentioned a few, are those the only ones around?
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  3. Xyamaboyx

    Xyamaboyx LawnSite Member
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    Really there are most dealers within a 20 mile radius of me. I also would be against a little drive to find what I need.
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  4. Xyamaboyx

    Xyamaboyx LawnSite Member
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    Sorry I would NOT be against a little drive.
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  5. Horizonlawnscape

    Horizonlawnscape LawnSite Member
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    I wish I had 7k. To blow ona mower right now! If I did I would try to find a 50"-60" diesel John deere. This also depends what your property is (hilly, trees, blah blah blah) like. Go to dealer and be honest with them. They will recommend a mower for your needs. Then go look for a good used one.
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  6. Xyamaboyx

    Xyamaboyx LawnSite Member
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    Lol ok I don't have 7k to spend on a mower I am looking to get financed so if that will play a role in the suggestion ?? Also the land is flat land with some trees
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  7. Horizonlawnscape

    Horizonlawnscape LawnSite Member
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    Well in that case I would strongly advise not to borrow money for a rental property. But if you do then I would buy my cub cadet lol. I can now my personal 2+ ish acres in an hour.
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  8. Xyamaboyx

    Xyamaboyx LawnSite Member
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    Thanks. I know its rental property but when I do buy a house I would like a large yard so it would continue to get used.
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  9. Horizonlawnscape

    Horizonlawnscape LawnSite Member
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    I would check out bad boy or kubota residential Mowers. A lot of bang for the buck IMO. Dang near any ztr will cut your time in half if your land is as you say.
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  10. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
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    Most mowers for that price are pretty darn rough on your body. I would be checking out the the kubota z100http://www.kubota.com/product/z100/z100.aspx , or z700 which is just over your budget, or find a used kubota zd300 series (best option) the new bad boy residential model looks way better then the smaller series http://www.badboymowers.com/bad-boy-shop/lawn-mowers/czt-elite-lawn-mower, Scag has the freedom Z http://www.scag.com/freedomz61.html, also the JD z700 should be in your price range http://www.deere.com/wps/dcom/en_US/products/equipment/z_trak_mowers/700_series/700_series.page? For that price they will all be about the same. exmark, toro, bobcat, have things to, just don't know what is priced at that range.
     

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