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extra options worth it or not

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mike lane lawn care, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    I can purchase a few optional items for my broadmoor. the one that i think is a good idea is cruise control for about $100 plus installation. i think it would come in handy for those wide open fields that take hours. the second one is more of a convienece than anything else, it is the digital information center and electronic fuel sensor for about $250, it gives you fuel level, engine temp, engine RPM, oil temp, low oil, PTO, battery level.

    are any of these worth it?
  2. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 721

    digital information center !!
  3. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    Im not busting your balls or anything..but you really need to be looking at commercail mowers instead of up grading a garden tractor.
  4. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    oh don't worry, in a few years when i expand and can justify the expense i will be purchasing a good commercial ZTR. but i should get at least 3-4 years out of this new machine before i come accross high hours and maint. issues. so i was just wondering if these upgrades that don't cost a lot are worth it to have for the next few years. thanks though.
  5. jmurphy

    jmurphy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 273

    Id rather get the Digital Display. I have cruise control on my Cub Cadet tractor and rarely use it.
  6. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,823

    Get a 30$ tiny-tach
  7. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,307

    You want to spend $350 on options on a garden tractor????? :laugh:

    Thats like wizzin into the wind
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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