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2003 Simplicity Regent 16HP for $1,000 ?


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I am wondering if you guys consider this mower a good option for me .....
Recently we purchased a home in Jupiter Farms FL, west of Jupiter and I have
1 1/2 acres to mow with a lot of pine trees in the front and some small hills in the back. Most of the lawn is a mix of weeds/ground cover, but then we also have some nice St Augustine.
I picked up a nearly new Snapper rider 33" at a great price, but quickly found it too small, slow and the large turning radius takes it's toll. I enjoy being out there and mowing, but need to get it done a little quicker to get to other projects

I would prefer to purchase a nice used tractor and am wondering if the Simplicity will be a big improvement.....here are the spec's on the one I am considering in my area....

Power Take Off
Hydrostatic Transmission
Simple One Pedal Forward & One Pedal Reverse
44" Mower Deck with Mulching Kit
Has an extra tight 14" turning radius
16 HP Kohler Engine
Newer Battery
Small tear in seat, slow leak in right front tire
Owners Manual & Lawn Sweeper Included
Stored in Garage

Apparently it comes with a type of leaf collector, which if works on pine needles would be a bonus.

Thanks, Robert