New Mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Grass Chopper, Jun 20, 2001.

  1. Grass Chopper

    Grass Chopper LawnSite Member
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    I am just starting a Lawn Service Company and am overwelmed with all of the different mower brands. Does anyone have any recomendations as to which mowers seem to be best? I will be starting with a 60 inch rider. So if anyone has any recomendations for a 60 inch rider I would appreciate it. I have looked at Cub Cadet, Bob-Cat, Bunton, Exmark and John Deere.
     
  2. jcoat

    jcoat LawnSite Member
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    Here goes... Goto the 'search' button on the banner and type in each of the names you mentioned. It will be difficult to find one thread that covers all; however, you can do them individually and compile the information.
    As far as the mowers listed, Exmark probably will fare the best "search-wise" in the list of mowers you mention... I personally know the Exmark works well, but don't have access to the others in my area.
    Btw, I use a 52" Exmark Lazer Z, 23HP Kawasaki and it's a well-built, fast, great cutting machine. It was bought last spring @ the home and garden show for $6,700.
    In the end, you might test cut w/ each machine and let that determine your decision. Also, think about the real-world and how you will use the mower. If you'll be doing cleanups, a Walker might be best; speed, probably Exmark or Dixie Chopper. I will say the equipment's important, but if you don't have solid dealer support for breakdowns and parts, then it's all for not if you can't provide customer service.
    Good luck!
     
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    THE EXMARK LAZER WILL PROBABLY GIVE YOU AS GOOD A MACHINE AS YOU CAN GET.YOU MIGHT ALSO LOOK AT THE HUSTLER AND SEVERAL OTHERS.
    LET THE DEALERS KNOW INDIRECTLY THAT YOU ARE BUYING AND LOOKING AT SEVERAL.YOU MAY FIND ONE THATS NEEDING A SALE BAD. GOOD LUCK
     
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    Grass Chopper, to make this search easier, go to my website by clicking on the flashing gif below, click on Lawnsite Links and all the main mower company's are there with thousands of replies to questions. There are 76 topics there and lots of these topics have over 100 threads which means thousands of posts.

    Welcome and Enjoy Lawnsite
     
  5. ihred

    ihred LawnSite Member
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    I would go with the Deere. Service, reliability, and dealer network have sold me on their products. For a 60" rider I would look at the F735 60" commercial and diesel. Good set up. Don't forget the tricycler Mulching kit
     
  6. CDP

    CDP LawnSite Member
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    Hello, my name is Chris and I'm brand new to this board. I happen to be "Grass Chopper's" brother. Unfortunatley, he has a bad case of tendonitis and has thus been unable to respond. Therefore, on behalf of him, I'd like to thank you all for your assistance and your kind words of encouragement. I'm sure that we'll be visiting this site often and we appreciate your input.

    Take care
     
  7. TFL

    TFL LawnSite Member
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    Grass Hopper or John deere. the best grasshopper ztr 28 horse kubota diesel with 60 deere ztr 25 gas kolher with 60:)
     
  8. Dave

    Dave LawnSite Senior Member
    from RI
    Posts: 315

    good dealer support is the key, as without it the name means nothing,whether its made by toro to lesco ,with out that support you could be down for a long time
     
  9. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    Since you have checked a few out, keep looking around and check out the rest too. Go down to the Expo in Louisville and see and try them all out.

    I used to run with the Deeres, but now I fly with the Choppers. :)

    Since your name is Grass Chopper, I would of guessed you already had a Dixie Chopper. Demo them all, this is the best way. See what fits your needs.
     
  10. Fine Lines Lawn

    Fine Lines Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 447

    Demo several, then after you decide, I'm sure you'll love your new Dixie Chopper.

    Did that sound biased?
     

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