Now This Is What I Call A "flex Deck"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Albemarle Lawn, Mar 20, 2003.

  1. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,544

    Just got my new-to-me JD1600 Wide-area mower.

    Cuts 132" aka 11'

    4 cyl 2.2 liter Yanmar diesel.

    Smooth as glass operation even with 7 blades turning.

    Check it out...

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  2. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    I bet "flex-deck" P'ed in his pants when he saw this.
     
  3. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,544

    Normal transport mode has side decks vertical.

    Mowing is 1, 2, 3, or any combination down.

    8 acres an hour without breaking a sweat.
     
  4. lsylvain

    lsylvain LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 777

    cool deal Albemarl,

    How is c-ville these days? Havn't been up there in a while. I grew up in Madison so I spent many a board night there.
     
  5. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,910

    $$$ ??
     
  6. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 538

    Those are awesome machines. I drool every time I see one at the JD dealer. I saw one today in the paper, 2002, 1600 Turbo, 15 hrs., $40,000. Do you think that is a good deal?
     
  7. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,150

    o-so-n-so,
    I about p'ed my pants when I read your post !!!! :) ;) :) ED
     
  8. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    Albemerle Lawn...

    Are you going to be the primary operator of this nice machine?
    What type of properties do you service?

    Thanks...Just curious....
     
  9. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Lombardi, I think $40K would be a good deal, a new one with a couple options is $53K and don't forget sales tax, if you have it, and you could easily be at near $60K on a new one.

    o-so-n-so, yes, I will be the primary operator. This IS the boss's machine. My new window office.

    We have several big jobs and are bidding on a contract for the municipality for schools, parks, and unfortuantely cemetaries come with the contract.

    Another pic...

    KB

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  10. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,910

    Albemarle, I am reading the specs on a municipal job right now getting ready for a bid and one of the "rules" states no equipment over 72" is allowed on the properties. Have you seen anything like that before? I sold my 72" Randsomes and was thinking of a used Toro 455 but I'm not sure they will let me use it. They also state that mowers are not allowed to be withing 12" of any obstacles, those areas must be cut with a gas powered string trimmer. I'm going to have to be careful on this one lots of things to miss.
     

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