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New member in need of advice

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by harleycaptain, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. harleycaptain

    harleycaptain LawnSite Member
    from GA
    Posts: 5

    Thank you Sir, I greatly appreciate the advice.
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,956

    For 3500 you can get a John Deere 425 with the bigger deck. My father in law has one and its not a bad machine. Get one from HD and if you don't like it return within 30 days. You'll never go back to a tractor again.
  3. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,037

    You're welcome.

    I checked the Cub Cadet web site and don't see a 44 inch model. It looks like they discontinued it; only 48 and 54 inch models are currently listed on their site. But I did a search on the 44 and found a page for that too, presumably an older one. It lists the Engine on the 44 as being a 20 HP though, not a 22HP.

    Based on the MSRP and the sale prices listed, the price you were quoted appears to be a bargain regardless.

    Here are links to both pages.


  4. harleycaptain

    harleycaptain LawnSite Member
    from GA
    Posts: 5

    Thanks again, this was the only review by someone that actually owns one.
  5. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,037

  6. Grass Shark

    Grass Shark LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone 7
    Posts: 661

    Thank you for servicing our country and welcome home. From a "commercial" stand point Cub is garbage, but if you are just using it to cut your own lawn and at that price, I guess you could make it work. If you want a higher quality machine I would go with the toro titan or john deere 445. That 44" cutting 1.5 acres will take you forever, I would look for at least a 52". Just my 2 cents, good luck.

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