I need help choosing a mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Riverside Lawncare, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. fredmullegun

    fredmullegun LawnSite Senior Member
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    Which Husky are you talking about? I don't see one with a 30HP w/54" deck on their site.

    Mowers are over powered these days anyways. With a good deck design thick wet grass is a non-issue.
  2. Riverside Lawncare

    Riverside Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    its the pz5430 30hp kohldr command pro. so with the toro commercial deck say i got a 25hp you think ide be ok? the scagg i have is a 24hp and it bogs and it has a great deck. so i think i need one slightly higher then that hp.
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  3. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The way I see it is you can't have too much HP. I bogged my 37/60 super z Friday.
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  4. fredmullegun

    fredmullegun LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you are paying for the gas and repairs you can lol. How fast were you running the Super Z?

    Since bagging and mulching are the most power hungry, I still say it is a function of the deck design.
  5. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well I do pay for my gas and repairs and it's not much. I got 1.7 and 1.8 gph on the first 2 tanks i ran thru it. Its not much more than the 1.2 I get with my 23/54 kubota. I was slowed down in some super thick about 10" tall wet Bermuda, and that deck can sure sling some clippings out. I'd rather have the power for those times I need it, others may disagree.
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  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    The vride with the 24hp and mulch kit drinks gas like its going out of style...I'm ready to remove the baffles.
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  7. dahammer

    dahammer LawnSite Member
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    With $10 to spend and wanting all the horsepower you can get, I wouldn't look any further than the Scag Turf Tiger w/35 Briggs Vanguard. That's a lot of hosses on a tried and true design. I wouldn't worry too much about the 40 mile drive to the dealer because it isn't going to be spending much time at the dealer's anyway.
  8. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Buy something that you know you owned JD and scag so if like them buy that

    For my self I dont like the ride on any the mowers you listed
    I send few hours on a mower and one day each week I'll spend 7-8 hrs that one lawn and I look at being comfortable only mow I found is a DC
    Over the years Mower Companies build there mowers and copy each other design
    If a company would copy the DC design I might change brands till them I'll ride and buy DC To me is best mower out there I own them since 1985 and last 2 I bought I had drive 3hrs one way to the dealer only had go back to dealer one time for a recall

    So if you have good luck with what you owned in pass stay with it
  9. Riverside Lawncare

    Riverside Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    Well thanks everyone for the help.
  10. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Court the dealers and see which one goes the extra mile. Make sure that the mower you decide on is mulch kit capable. Toro and scag are for sure.

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