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Let's Talk Bad Boy Mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Torquer, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Torquer

    Torquer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Thanks for the opinions on the 60" vs 72" question. My new question has to do with opinions on the Bad Boy mowers. I have a very good dealer in my area who sells and services them. They look to be extremely well built and use good componets (ie Hydro-gear pumps and motors) along with the complete line of commercial engines. I'm looking at the Lightning model with the 32 hp B&S Vanguard along with the 60" deck. It has suspension on all four corners, a super seat and an electric lift. Two other machines I've considered are the Ferris and Hustler. Let's hear your opinions. Thanks again!:usflag:
  2. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Posts: 1,020

    BAD BOY all the way.
  3. Liquidfast

    Liquidfast LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 739

    Sorry dude....this subject has just been K I L L E D.


    Bad Boy mowers rock. I used the MONTANA (the bad boy with green paint) and I loved it. I used it for a few minutes and thats all it took for me.

    There is a wealth of info in the above link. If you are thinking of one go ahead and get it, they rock.
  4. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,666

    They are unbelievable machines. I think I know the dealer you are talking about, actually met him at the Michigan green show in Novi. I also befriended the rep that handles MI and PA. I can't say enough good things about both he and the company as a whole. They are top notch all the way and the machines will rival/smoke anything on the market today in both build quality and cut quality. Go check them out for yourself and prepare to be impressed. I'm hoping to upgrade to a Lightning next year.
  5. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,645

    I think Bad boy is cool, made in my state, but be honest with yourself. that 32 horse briggs is a thirsty engine.

    Run the numbers on fuel consumption for the diesel ( I think they offer a cat) and you'll discover you can actually BUY the mower for what you save in dollars for gas. if gas continues at 3 bucks a gallon, and off road diesel is around 2 bucks right now, AND the smaller cat engine burns less fuel, you could save 10000 bucks or so in 2000 hours.

    my bet is the Cat burns about 1/2 to 3/4 gallon per hour, and the briggs is close to 1 and 1/2 to 2 gallons per hour.

    further the cat engine will be worth more at trade in time.
  6. rundm

    rundm LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    I have the 26 horse lc cooled kawi with the 52in deck in the lighting z and that thing rocks. I have only had it since Sept of last year, but in that time it has proven to be a great mower. Solenoid that brings the deck up and down, air seat for a great ride and you can open everything up so that you can get to things easier. Last week I mowed some of my back property which had grown up to about 3 foot tall, it was not that thick but had its patches and the mower went through it like it was 3in grass without a problem or hiccup. I did not get the springs all the way around. They were not offered when I was buying mine. I don't think it matters though because the seat I have keeps me from feeling pretty much anything. Rico
  7. steve's lawn care

    steve's lawn care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    Montana, I have not heard anythig about these.

    I worked that NOVI show with INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS

    and I own 2 Dixies and 2 Lescos... BAD BAY would have cought my eye...

    I gused I missed it.
  8. rundm

    rundm LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    the montana version of them are green but they are the same as the orange ones. Made in the same plant but made for Branson, I think.

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