looking to buy a new mower. would like help

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by TomCon, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. TomCon

    TomCon LawnSite Member
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    I hear gravely is a good machine but the closest dealer is about a 3-4 hour ride according to their site. Parts would be my issue with that.
    Thanks, Tom
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  2. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    What kind of engine?
     
  3. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
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    24 hp OHV Kawasaki
     
  4. cimkill

    cimkill LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hello Tom. I have a huster z 60" with a 27kohler its a 2005! I also have a 2011 Ferris IS3100zp! I know both of my machines are bigger than what your looking at however I have the brands in question. I will tell you go for the Hustler! Hustlers are tanks that last a long time made of much stronger material than ferris. I do regret buying my ferris and wish I had gone with a superz instead! Ferris is good dont get me wrong and have great customer support but the stronger machine has to go to the Hustler.
     
  5. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    What kind of grass do you mow in Belize...isn't this in Central America just south of Mexico? Guessing you mow warm season grasses all year round at shorter heights...please correct me if I'm wrong.

    Quality of Cut (QOC) means a LOT to those who cut cool season grasses (BG and fescue)...especially when cutting at 3.5"+.
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  6. cimkill

    cimkill LawnSite Senior Member
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    My company cuts all sorts of grass; bermuda,brazillian bahia, guinee grass,star grass, so many types its crazy. Yes we cut the grass low 1.5 to 2.5 inches otherwise we cant keep up with it. People here cant afford to cut but every two weeks and they complain when I tell them that is the longest I will let the grass go without cutting. Most people can only afford once a month so we dont work with them. Your Geography is very good you got our location down. Unfortunately people here are not into taking pride in how their property looks, and to boot throw everything in there yards and parks as if it were a junk yard. We hit alot of rocks, rebar, blocks cables,bottles, etc. The Hustler which is much older than the ferris has held up to the abuse while the ferris is falling apart. I am going to copy the ferris deck with heavier guage steel this month, as the original deck has had it. We use the ferris after the hustler has gone through new properties first, but still doesnt help that much. Q.o.c on a grass airstrip we cut is better with the hustler also, maybe the height and type of grass dunoh. Just saying tuffer machine is hustler I.m.o.
     
  7. TomCon

    TomCon LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the answers guy. I decided im going to go tryout the hustler fastrak superduty. From what I have read I should like it.
    Thanks again, Tom
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  8. B-I-L

    B-I-L LawnSite Member
    from WNY
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    Jumpin on the Gravely train...
     

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