Bradley / Redhawk mower UPDATE

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by JimsLocalLawn, May 1, 2013.

  1. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    These mowers are made in china and shipped to the US for finally assembly. The design itself appears to be of the 90's vintage for walkbehinds. These mowers are labeled under many different names, Bradley, Havener, Redhawk to name a few. The manufacturer/company is Chinese and imports to the US. They have been around for years. Nothing fancy but one of the better built chinese mowers. We have a dealer near me and he says as a main mower he can get a couple good years out of them, as a back up many years. They also have a modified walkbehind/stander model.
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  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Im thinking of getting a "Stander" to replace my BOP 44 duelly.

    The question I have ARE THE DECKS ADJUSTABLE?
     
  3. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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  4. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    No the decks aren't adjustable. You change HOC similar to BOP mowers spacers on caster, back adjustment not quiet as simple as BOP and spacers above and below blades.
     
  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thats deal breaker for me, the manual saus the blades have spacers, but thats too difficult to do when your out mowing.
     
  6. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Bottom line, for the price ... can you find better? I paid $1750 delivered to my door with a 2 wheel sulky!

    Also Bradley is an American company located in Illinois, you can call them up and talk to American's. Very helpful people, not pushy... and again have made all warranty issue's right with express shipping, only 2 small issue's so far and both were corrected within 2 days of me calling.

    I'm going to order the blade sharpener next week!
     
  7. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I agree. I've owned one fixed deck machine and I'll never own another!!!
     
  8. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yea the deck height adjustment is a pain, this I agree with... very primitive design.
     
  9. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think there great mowers, I think the hydros are the same set up as my BOP, Id get one but I really have to have a deck that I can adjust.

    My BOP has 1100 hours, I guess Ill have to do what ever it takes to keep her going.
     
  10. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just wanted to update everybody that so far this machine has been through hell and is holding up beyond expectations! So far in the 3 months of ownership and working this beast everyday the only issue I have had was the gas cap, which was taken care by the manufacturer. The left wheel was squealing a little yesterday, upon further inspection there is a tension spring on the pulley, the spring sits on a bolt, I moved the spring in further on the bolt and no more squealing.

    I am going to switch to G5 blades and raise the deck up, right now I am at 2.5" going to put the G5's on and move the deck to cut at 3" will post pictures. So far this mower stripes better than any mower I have ever owned. Nothing but compliments from the quality of cut, many customers say it makes their lawn look like a golf course. Will continue to post good and bad as the year progresses.... so far it's been only good!
     

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