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What out front mower ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by swordman, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. swordman

    swordman LawnSite Member
    from ireland
    Posts: 1

    Hi Guys, I am considering a new o/front and would be grateful for your input. The 3 machines I have on offer are the JD 1565, Kubota 30/60 and the Shibaura CM364 (Same machine as New Holland MC 36) only a different colour. The JD is very expensive and I have been told that the Kubota has chassis issues !! so I am leaning towards the Shibaura, it seems like a good machine and has all the knobs and whistles. Pleeeease help me make the right decision. Thanks Guys.
  2. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,298

    Shibaura is the manufacturer for Hustler's new front mount mower. My Case IH tractor has a Shibaura engine and it is great. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Shibaura, but have you considered a front mount zero turn like a Grasshopper or Exmark FrontRunner? The Shibaura CM364 goes 16.6km/h (10.3mph) and the Exmark goes 16.7km/h (10.4mph). The Grasshopper 930D goes 17.7km/h (11mph). I'm not sure if you can get these mowers in Ireland, though.

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