New Mower??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Green Machine Mowing, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Green Machine Mowing

    Green Machine Mowing LawnSite Senior Member
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    Im trying to upgrade from my resididential johndeere tractor to something more commercial and z-turn. i found one of these a few hours away, 42" deck and a 16 horse 2 cylinder honda.ill only be doing 10 max lawns a week for the next few years, will this hold up and still hold some value?? the guy at the dealer said it looks new, seat isnt cracked, but no hour meter and comes with bagger, which i wouldent use much. $2,500 what do you think??

    http://www.hustlerturf.com/Web-content/ProductPages/MiniFasTrak/MFTPage/MFTpage.html
     
  2. Green Machine Mowing

    Green Machine Mowing LawnSite Senior Member
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    they also have a
    36" Branton gear drive asssumed to be a 15 horse kohler $750
    48" Deere 647A 19 Horse Kawa mulch kit, 250Hrs. $3000. seems like a good deal, im worried about this one fittin in gates tho
     
  3. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    The Deere sounds like the best deal to me. If you run into gates that it can't fit into just us a 21". I have never heard of Branton mowers, I will gaurantee you that they aren't a big brand name. What brand is the first mower that you mentioned? But I would recommend the deere, you will finish your yards much faster.
     
  4. Green Machine Mowing

    Green Machine Mowing LawnSite Senior Member
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    the one mentioned in my first post is a hustler mini fas trak. it looks to be of descent quality. problem is most of the stuff i do has a small front yard and a large gated back yard, if i sell my johndeere rider then im stuck doing them with a 21" and thats not an option.
     
  5. lawncare010

    lawncare010 LawnSite Member
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    they john deere is a stander
     
  6. Green Machine Mowing

    Green Machine Mowing LawnSite Senior Member
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    and a good deal, id get it, but my 42" baley fits in most of my gates
     
  7. lawncare010

    lawncare010 LawnSite Member
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    i have a 2007 john deere 727a 54'' and i love it i would get a jd stander any day

    u should get the stander and use a 21 for gates
    how many gates do u have and how big r they
     
  8. Green Machine Mowing

    Green Machine Mowing LawnSite Senior Member
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    im a small operation, but if things go how id like 1 gate i couldent fit the JD through(now i thinj if it), its a big backyard, 1 hr+ with a 21" wb, not gunna happen, i could lobby her for a wider gate though, as is i think its just large enough for my 42" so maybe 44, 46"

    Does anyone know about the quality of the residential hustlers??
     
  9. Green Machine Mowing

    Green Machine Mowing LawnSite Senior Member
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    im pretty sold on the johndeere now:cool2:

    $3,000 is a pretty good price isnt it for only 250 hrs?

    What are thoes big grey fenders for? are thoes fuel tanks? it said its a single fill, so there would have to be a hose connecting the 2
     

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