mower for 3 acres

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by koolrider28, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. koolrider28

    koolrider28 LawnSite Member
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    i have 3 acres to mow(personal property). the land is kinda rough near the back of the property. but it is fairly smooth in the front. the last 3 years i put 220 hrs on a 50" cub cadet(big box special). i am looking for a mower that will last a very long time. i am a aircraft engine mechanic so i know my way around tools.
    what are some of the minimum level of transmission, engine sizes and deck thickness to consider?
     
  2. Brules

    Brules LawnSite Senior Member
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    Minimum zt3100 type drives. 3400 and 5400 are even heavier duty.

    In Little Rock - there is a good gravely dealer up in Jacksonville. Good shop....the proturn series are built like tanks. A LOT of the commercial guys in Little Rock run Gravely.
     
  3. koolrider28

    koolrider28 LawnSite Member
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    I looked at gravely in Jacksonville. Near the air base. I liked the zthd but was concerned about it not lasting a long time. It looks well built but so does other mowers. Just looked at a bid dog and was impressed by it. Didn't know it was made by the same company as hustler
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  4. koolrider28

    koolrider28 LawnSite Member
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    Hey does anyone else have any feedback for me. Looking to purchase soon.
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  5. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Fanatic
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    What is your budget range or target price?
     
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  6. koolrider28

    koolrider28 LawnSite Member
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    i wanted to stay at the 6k price range but now I am considering the 8k price range since i demod the big dog x1060 and loved it.
     
  7. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you going to spend 8grand on something you need to add a better mower to demo than that, Deere 900 series 7 Iron Deck is the best cut out there, Gravely Pro Turns 100 series XF2 decks, I have never even heard of those mowers ever, from recent activity looks like Scag TT have a crap load of wheel motor and hydro issues
     
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  8. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Big dog is made by hustler. Step up from a gravely 100 series
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  9. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah I wouldn't put 8grand on one of those then but that's just me :)
     
  10. koolrider28

    koolrider28 LawnSite Member
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    JD is above 8k.
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