Buying a new lawn tractor...Advice Please

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by MowingInAZ, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. MowingInAZ

    MowingInAZ LawnSite Member
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    Hello everyone, My name is Chris and I need some advice for purchasing a new lawn/ garden tractor. I live in Arizona and have about 1/2 acre of lawn to take care of. I've been looking to buy a new lawn mower for some time now and just needed some advice on the subject.

    I have a budget though, about $2500. I've only been looking at Craftsman and John Deere, but would be open to any advice that would help me on my quest to "the perfect lawn". I also have a sprinkler system that I purchased about 1 1/2 years ago to make it look good. So if you have any advice on the make/model for the job please post it. I'm very happy I stumbled upon this gem. Thanks Chris.
     
  2. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    Chris, I don't think you will get a Deere within your budget. Since you are only mowing a small area, you may be better off with a Craftsman or something simular. You can get one with all the fancy attachments for what you are looking to spend.
     
  3. MowingInAZ

    MowingInAZ LawnSite Member
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    Yeah, thats what I'm pretty much thinking about Metro. Thanks for your post though, I like John Deere, but your exactly right, I could get a high end Craftsman with all the attachments for the price. Thanks, Chris
     
  4. Redneckn

    Redneckn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Craftsman 27.0 hp 54 in Deck Garden Tractor

    Sears item #07127634000
    Mfr. model #27634 $2,499.99
    Reg. $2,899.99
    Save $400.00
    Sale ends 07/30/05

    Craftsman 26.0 hp 48 in. Deck Yard Tractor

    Sears item #07127590000
    Mfr. model #27590 $2,099.99
    Reg. $2,299.99
    Save $200.00
    Sale ends 07/23/05

    That is from the website. you may want to check out www.sears.com or go by a store and see what all they have.

    I got mine 3 years ago, has 25 Kohler, 50" deck, garden tractor, 3hi/3lo trans for just over 2000.
     
  5. MowingInAZ

    MowingInAZ LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    Thanks, I'll check them out.
     
  6. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    you should just get a craftsman i have one and it works great and they are pretty cheap
     
  7. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just can't see myself gettin a crapsman. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Redneckn

    Redneckn LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you can't see yourself getting a Craftsman, then don't. If you have the need for something bigger, faster, whatever, then by all means buy that machine for yourself. Some people just do not NEED to spend several thousand dollars for a machine to cut a few yards with.
     
  9. MowingInAZ

    MowingInAZ LawnSite Member
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    Just bought a new Craftsman GT5000. Thanks for all the advice.
     
  10. Redneckn

    Redneckn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 294

    MowinginAz. thanks for purchasing our product. I'm sure you will have no major issues with it. If so, dont hesitate to ask.
     

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