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woods mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by A-1 LAWN, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. A-1 LAWN

    A-1 LAWN LawnSite Member
    from kansas
    Posts: 112

    been thinking of adding a front deck mower.found a woods with diesel.anyone here run woods mowers? what are parts like to get. any pics of cut would be nice also.
  2. Moose's Mowing

    Moose's Mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 453

    a competitor of mine has a woods front mount diesel. he tells me every time i see him how i shoulda got one instead of a scag mid mount. the scag is faster and leaves a better cut in my opinion. this summer, he borrowed my scag for a few weeks because he blew a spindle on his deck. had a heck of a time finding a replacement for it. he ended up buying a brand new 60 inch deck for it to the tune of 3k bucks cause he couldn't get the dealer to get the part for whatever reason. and my used scag midmount is still running great with high hours compared to his brand new woods diesel.

    I don't doubt the quality of the woods machine, and a front mount has it's place. but i don't think i'd ever buy one.
  3. A-1 LAWN

    A-1 LAWN LawnSite Member
    from kansas
    Posts: 112

    thanks,if its that hard to get parts. and the cut isnt that good,thats all I needed to know!! I will pass on it.
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Parts are easy to get. You just have to know where. The front mount you're looking at may have been built by Grasshopper. Some of the mid mounts were built by Gravely. Just post a pic and it can be identified.

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