Mower for farmer and some landscaping side work

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Keepsake_Farm, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Keepsake_Farm

    Keepsake_Farm LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Hi all,
    been trying to catch up on all of these forums and pour over alot of the great info that is on here.
    Here is my situation- I have an organic dairy farm that I need to buy a mower for and I have also been asked to do the maintenance and fertility work on a few properties in the area (organic management). Thought I might try to pick up a few more properties for some extra side income (farming can be tight at times).
    I found quite a few ads in the local craigslist and thought I might ask your opinion on them. All of the properties I am looking to mow right now are a couple acres or less, so nothing real big.
    here are a few ads I have found:

    http://allentown.craigslist.org/grd/2895291441.html

    http://allentown.craigslist.org/grd/2902722573.html

    http://allentown.craigslist.org/grd/2900983065.html

    http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/grd/2923964729.html

    Any thoughts or feedback would be appreciated. Thanks for your insight.
     
  2. flydelsolsi

    flydelsolsi LawnSite Member
    from SE PA
    Posts: 71

  3. Keepsake_Farm

    Keepsake_Farm LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    good looking mower. I'll take it into consideration. I am trying to go bigger then 36". I've got quite a bit to mow at my own farm and time is money.
     
  4. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,517

    Are you set on a walk behind? Sounds like a older Dixie Chopper would be great on a farm and knock out those side properties. Id say if you looked around you could get into one for 2-5k and be pretty happy. Just my .02 Good Luck!
     
  5. Keepsake_Farm

    Keepsake_Farm LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    I'm not set on a walk behind but it appears that any decent quality Zturn is going to be quite expensive. I'll start looking at some dixie choppers. Thanks
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  6. JABBERS

    JABBERS LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 459

    If it matters out of the four I would pick I think the 2nd one down I think its the bobcat hydro walk behind.
     

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