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60" bad boy riders

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 93gmc, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. yeayea14

    yeayea14 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 158

    I think i am going to buy the one that BB sells and see if it helps!
     
  2. gladi8r

    gladi8r LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    We've got mostly Fescue and Kentucky Blue here in the Southern Illinois transitional zone, and the BB does a great job with it. I'll try to get some pics this spring. Grass should wake up around April 1st.
     
  3. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Sounds good I'll be looking for those pictures!
     
  4. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,445

    Obviously if their was issues with the BB ADS deck's quality of cut. it's been corrected. Best ZTR I have owned to date


    We purchased our 72" ADS deck BB AOS Cat diesel in October of 2008 the grass was already going dormant. I will post picks this spring of several athletic fields, and large commercial accounts, pipe line right-of-way mowing, bush-hogging 6' tall grass:laugh:. The Bad Boy AOS diesel is amazing leaves a manicured level cut. I have no mulch baffel, only the ACS advance Chute system, the 35hp Cat diesel powders everything @ .66gal/hr:waving:



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    Last edited: Feb 22, 2009
  5. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,667

    My 60 Lightning will be here first week in March, I'll be sure to post pics of my yard this coming summer. I'm 100% KB with irrigation.......doesn't get much more lush than that. My goal is to have cut quality (and striping) like I do with my Gravely. After all my research I'm confident with the right combination and setup on the BB I'll have results like I do now :)

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  6. NORTHMAN

    NORTHMAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 313

    dwost,I'm looking forward to your pictures.What engine are you getting?Are you going to mulch,side discharge or bag?The picture of your lawn are great.Good luck with your BB.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2009
  7. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,667

    Thanks, I'll definitely keep everyone updated as things progress. Here is the current setup to be delivered:
    -60"/26 LC Kawi.
    -ROPS
    -Accelerator catcher
    -mulch kit
    -hitch
    -couple sets of blades

    I've got a set of Hella driving lights which I'll be adding and I'm in the process of building a stripe kit. I'm debating between chains or a fabbed "big league" style setup. I'm also going to add a powerchute. Still not sure if I'll build or buy but definitely want something powered. I'll mainly be discharging but will use the mulch/bag options when needed. More likely than not I'll run doubles as I do now and ensure a solid 1/4 deck pitch. I'm 99% certain I'll easily be able to maintain these same results with this mower. When I demo'd this last year I only engaged the blades for a couple passes and even early in the season was able to see a pattern. This was also cutting at 2" without any mods. Cutting at my norm of 3.5 - 4, with stripe kit and doubles should yield killer results. That's it for now, I'll snap some shots once it's here and also once I start cutting to show the results :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2009
  8. NORTHMAN

    NORTHMAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 313

    Thanks,by the way nosparkplugs,great looking ZTR.
     
  9. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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  10. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,445

    PP the balance is perfect, yes their is a counterweight under the footrest plateform. Their is zero caster "shimmey" or "deathwobble" I have ran it down the asphalt street wide open straight tracking, no caster shimmey and the AOS diesel is fast:). Going to purchase either the Meg-Mo or Dixie chopper X-blade cutting system just for grins, and to see what the diesel can really do with 12 blades on the Meg-Mo Disk & knife system or 6 blades with the DC X-blade system can you say POWDER. The 4 banger 35hp Cat diesel is $900.00 more than the 3 banger 28hp Cat. So cost could be a factor I guess.








     

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