Best USED Wide Area Mower??

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by bbmorey, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. bbmorey

    bbmorey LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3

    I am a homewowner looking for a WAM mower to mow 14acres. I am wondering about peoples opinions on used WAM's. I am looking at Toro's, Jacobsen's and JD 1600. Also does anyone no where to find used JD 1600's?
    My land I mow is bumpy so I am hoping the long wheel base of the WAM would be better than the SCAG we currently use. The SCAG is quick and mows well but you beat yourself silly.

  2. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    Put a supension seat on the scag. And save some money.
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    Most WAM's have only slightly bigger tires than a ZTR.

    If things are real rough, you'd likely be better off with a large tired tractor with a good finish mower or belly mount mower.

    You could use a tractor around an estate like your size for other things, where a WAM is a purpose built machine.
  4. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    Look for a 72" Ferris with the full independent suspension.

    For a finder's fee, I can tell you where one is, with the 31 hp Cat diesel with about 500 hours on it for $8,500. :)

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