757 60" or X520 or 72" RFM?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mpocrats, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. mpocrats

    mpocrats LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    HELP PLEASE!! Looking for advice (pros & cons) on what mower in thread title would be best for my 5 acre tall fescue lawn. I have three trees (little trimming), lawn is very flat and fairly smooth with 10% of it having poor drainage (wet) making me concerned about making ruts. Obvious economical choice would be a $1900 72" RFM (Landpride or Woods) behind my Kubota L3400 with R-4 Industrial tires but I'm concerned about this heavy thing (& RFM casters) making ruts in the wet spots. From a lot of the great posts here, the fastest mower and best cut in wet stuff would be 757 w/ 7-Iron II but am also concerned about front casters making ruts (what do you think?). 757 60" is ~ $7500. JDX500 54" is ~$5400. What would you do?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. huntlawncare

    huntlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    i would go with the JD but that is just my personnal fav. i have not owned nothing other than the JDs and if you price one now you might can get a good deal on the old body style since there coming out with the new one
  3. timcuts

    timcuts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I've got a some JD's that I may be getting rid of here shortly. 757, 737, 727 (3) and 997.

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