jd lt series

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by danlawnser, May 2, 2001.

  1. danlawnser

    danlawnser LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 258

    I need to get a small lawn tractor. which lt should I get? The lt 155 with a 15 hp kohler single cylinder or a lt 166 with a 16 hp briggs vangaurd V twin. The difference in price is 300 bucks. This mower will be kind of like a back up machine. It will be used mainly in leaf season although. Hope you can help me.
  2. ELC/IA

    ELC/IA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    Go with the 166 i had one last year and they are a excellent choice if you dont do to much mowing but they will handle alot. The v-twin is much smoother and plenty of power for the 48 in. deck i had. The 155 is probably alright but your choice of decks is limited. Good Luck
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    If I was going to buy a light back up machine and leaf machine, it wouldn't be a home owner mower, it would be a commercial mower, even if it was a used one. I have been there and done that, I started out with a new JD 185 back in 1985. Wish I had know what I know now. ;)

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