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Buying a new mower! Opinions

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Absolute Lawn&Landscapes, Oct 19, 2013.

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New Lawn Mower

  1. John Deere

    26 vote(s)
    46.4%
  2. Kubota

    16 vote(s)
    28.6%
  3. Grass Hopper

    14 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. KODAKMOWING99

    KODAKMOWING99 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    neither exmark,scag or gravely.john deere parts are crazy $$$
     
  2. Absolute Lawn&Landscapes

    Absolute Lawn&Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    I'm nit to worried about the price of parts I want something that will leave nice stripes along with a good ride. I am buying new so I will have a warranty anyways.
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  3. smallengineshop

    smallengineshop LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62


    Toro Z master with a suspension seat end 3D isolators rides real good not to mention the Turboforce deck is one of the best.
     
  4. Porcupine Lawn and Snow

    Porcupine Lawn and Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    KUBOTA
    (the best brand around here so, all I can compare to)
    But, then I only run orange equipment:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  5. Absolute Lawn&Landscapes

    Absolute Lawn&Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Thanks everyone for your replies and the advice keep the comments coming.
     
  6. ultracut guy

    ultracut guy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    well,do u an ur customrs an u a favour!!!!! demo a exmark!!! these othr machines r great,but when it cums 2 a supreme cut quality and stripe,its just as exmarks logo says:"nobody does it better"!!!!!!:weightlifter:ur customrs will luv it!!!!!
     
  7. ExmarkBoy

    ExmarkBoy LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 154

    Why hasnt anyone said ExMark?!? I've used every major brand, and ExMark IS THE BEST!!! Look at the Vantage. It's a great stand-on.
     
  8. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 6,227

    You really cant go wrong with any of the major brands that are out there. It will all come down to you demo'ing all the units you like in your price range, and seeing which you like best. And then also seeing which dealer has better service and parts availablity
     
  9. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,353

    I have owned, operated or demoed almost every major brand over the past 18+ years. I will save you a bunch of time. Demo these brands Scag, Deere, Kubota, Gravely and Ferris. All these companies now have decks that perform well in all conditions. For the best ride you really need to demo the Gravely 400 series and Ferris 3100.
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  10. 123hotdog

    123hotdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 481

    And then also seeing which dealer has better service and parts availablity[/QUOTE] I couldn't agree more. The service the dealer provides should matter more than anything.
     

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