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Considering buying a used mower..suggestions?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by miller5320, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. miller5320

    miller5320 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    I have a John Deere Z225 42" mower and I'm not satisfied with the way it mows and mulches. I'm looking for something more powerful with around a 48" deck and closer to a commercial grade mower. I have about 3,500 to spend to upgrade. Any suggestions on what type of mower to get? Also, how many hours should I look to stay under on a used mower? I really need one that mulches/discharges the grass well. I'd really like to get an Exmark if at all possible. Thanks!
  2. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,930

    I dont know alot about Exmark mowers...I use Toro mostly. But for the money you mentioned, you should be able to get a decent walk behind. As for the hours, I have heard that the engine is good for a numer of hours equal to its horsepower x 100. So theoretically a 19hp engine is good for 1900 hours. Just my 2cents

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