Empire Zoysia 1.5" with Tru-cut

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Florida Gardener, May 22, 2012.

  1. Lololololol
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  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hell yeah I work on Sunday...at home!
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  3. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think I'm going to send my 20" TC in for service this week...The ole 3.5 B&S won't die. Somebody care to donate a roller kit to me?
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  4. Always good to have a ready to go backup and for what they charge for service up there it's a no brainer.
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  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    So who's cutting on memorial day? :)
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  6. Unfortunately, me. But, Im sleeping in and starting late.
     
  7. Ira

    Ira LawnSite Silver Member
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    This yard is about 25K sqft of palisades zoysia, sodded solid about five years ago. The picture was taken about six weeks ago after the third or fourth cut for the year, so it hadn't completely greened up yet. It's cut about 1.5" high with a 27" Tru-Cut, once a week during first two and last two months of season, and twice a week during the middle of the season. Until last year, it was mowed with a JD ZTR (commercial quality). Used the Tru-Cut all last year. Incredible difference in "look and feel" of the lawn.

    I'm considering buying a used Toro fairway reel mower (3100D) so I can double the amount of zoysia and not die trying to keep it mowed.

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  8. greendoctor

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    25,000 sq ft of zoysia would call for a fairway or at least a National Triplex mower already. For me, 1/4 acre would be as much as I would want to mow on foot unless there were too many obstacles to drive a mower through the place.
     
  9. Ira

    Ira LawnSite Silver Member
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    It takes me up to 1.5 hours to mow it with the 27" Tru-Cut, depending on how hot/humid it is. Once a week isn't too bad, but twice a week is really pushing the limit of what I'm willing to do.

    The 3100D I'm looking at has three 27" reels, for a 72" cut, plus the reels can shift left/right up to 24". The lawn area is pretty open (especially if I double the size of it), so the 3100D would do all of it in about 30 minutes.
     
  10. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Talk to DaveK on this forum before buying a Triplex...he had a Toro and sold it to get a JD. Both were nice mowers. He has 26k of Emerald.
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