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Mower Selection

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JDPugh, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. JDPugh

    JDPugh LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 7

    First, I am not in the commercial lawncare business. I do however prefer commercial grade equipment. Better investment as far as I am concerned. I have a 1.5 acre lawn with a bank in the front. Safety on the bank is my biggest concern then speed and cut.

    Gonna Buy a new mower been looking at the following:
    Toro Z500 52" Kohler @ $6650 +/-
    Toro Z100 52" Kohler 18HP @ $5500 +/-
    Cub Cadet M48 48" Honda 20HP @ 6250 +/-

    Suggestions ??

  2. chimmygew

    chimmygew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576

    demo all u can. I have always liked and had good luck with scag.
  3. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,973

    Toro Z500, nothing less. These new models are the duck's nutz! :)
  4. JDPugh

    JDPugh LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 7

    LOL.....Ducks Nutz.....now I like that !!!
  5. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    we have 3 cub TANKS...............Great mowers.........
  6. greasy_gun

    greasy_gun LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 334

    depending on slope of that hill, u better demo a hustler (only mower out there that isnt required to have the ROPS), due to the fact it has an extremely low center of gravity:waving:
  7. madmusic

    madmusic LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    toro z500 toro z500
  8. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    Maybe you should be looking at a walk behind if the hill is of concern to you?
  9. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,701

    Get a Bob-Cat!!! I have a Bob-Cat, 48", belt drive, w/ 15 HP Kawasaki engine and I love it!!! The Bob-Cat's cut is far better than that of Toro, eXmark, Scag, and Ferris. I know this because, I demoed all of the above brands. Bob-Cat mower's are built like tanks! A Bob-Cat will NOT let you down!!!!!!!!!!
  10. JDPugh

    JDPugh LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 7

    Hmmmm....have not seen that one. Got a link for the Bobcat ??

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